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.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Hearing Works
What do you hear? How do you hear? A complex process turns sounds around us into signals that the brain interprets.
The Vulnerable Brain: Pathways to and from Addiction
What is addiction, and how does it affect and even change the brain? Why are some brains more vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction? In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd answers these questions and more.