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Brain Basics

The Ten Percent Brain Myth

We use 100% of our brains, and they’re active even when we’re asleep. Learn more about how scientists know this and why this myth persists.


Magic of the Mind – with Daniel Roy

The job of a magician is to exploit loopholes in the way you process reality. What are the psychological implications of deception? Daniel Roy, neuroscientist and magician, shares some secrets.

Brain Basics

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Brain

Your body relies on sugar (glucose) as its main energy source. But too much can be bad for your health. High blood sugar can lead to diabetes, which affects more than one in ten people in the US.

Brain Basics

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Brain

Slurred speech, slow reflexes, and trouble walking straight are just a few signs of intoxication from too much alcohol. But did you know heavy drinking can also do lasting harm to the brain?

Communicating Brain Science Podcasts

Learning to Thrive After Pediatric Cancer – with Lisa Jacobson

With Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., we discuss the critical roles that educators and healthcare professionals hold in childhood cancer survivors’ lives.

Cerebrum Podcasts

Podcast with Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., Author of Ageism: The Brain Strikes Back!

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D, author and senior associate dean for healthy aging at the University of California, San Diego, talks about his Cerebrum magazine cover story, “Ageism: The Brain Strikes Back."

Cerebrum Podcasts

Podcast with Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., Author of Interoception: The Secret Ingredient

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., talks about the internal-sense system, largely below our consciousness, that keeps our bodies and brains going.

Brain Basics

How Caffeine Affects the Brain

Need a caffeine boost to start your day? Learn how caffeine works in your body to keep you awake, and its potential positive and negative side effects.

Communicating Brain Science Podcasts

Neuroscience and the Law – with Francis Shen

With Francis X. Shen, J.D., Ph.D., we discuss the intersection of law and brain science to understand how (and if) insights from neuroscience can make the legal system more just and effective.

Brain Basics

How Stroke Affects the Brain

Strokes, sometimes called "brain attacks," are medical emergencies that cause injury to the brain. Learn how to spot warning signs and what steps you can take to prevent stroke.

Cerebrum Podcasts

Podcast with Mark Shelhamer, Author of Space Between the Ears

Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program, examines what spaceflight can teach us about cognitive performance and mental abilities.

Cerebrum Podcasts

Podcast with Peter Campochiaro, Author of Eye of the Needle

Peter Campochiaro, M.D., a clinician and professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience, talks about about strategies to treat macular degeneration, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.

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