How Psychotherapy Affects the Brain
Psychotherapy, also known as "talk therapy," can help people identify and change harmful thinking and behaviors, and it can produce changes in the brain. One of our videos in partnership with Everwell.
Podcast with Gregory Berns, author of Decoding the Canine Mind
Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D., author of our Cerebrum cover story, “Decoding the Canine Mind,” explains the challenges scanning the brain of a dog, what motivated him to specialize in canine cognition, and more.
Podcast with Lee Alan Dugatkin, author of Jump-Starting Evolution
Lee Alan Dugatkin, Ph.D., coauthor of How to Tame a Fox, discusses his Cerebrum article "Jump-Starting Evolution" and other significant findings since the book was published.
Keeping Fit During Covid-19
How can we stay physically active through this time of isolation? We talk with Dana Alliance member Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D., whose work investigates how aerobic exercise can improve learning, memory, and higher cognitive abilities.
Advocating for Brain Science
Neuroscientist Haung (Ho) Yu, Ph.D., emphasizes the importance of meeting with local representatives and policymakers to talk about the value of brain research and its impact on society. Using his own advocacy for Alzheimer's research as an example, Yu walks us through the steps of having an effective meeting, from how to set up an off...
Connecting Undergrads Through Outreach
Graduate student Samantha White talks about how she used her passion for neuroscience to co-establish the BRAIN-AU (Being Really Awesome in Neuroscience) club at American University. Since its founding in 2017, the club has made great strides in offering neuroscience resources to students on campus and encouraging their involvement in ...
What To Do (and Stop Doing) to Improve Your Brain Health
Successful Aging & Your Brain is now a podcast! We talk with neurologist Matthew Fink about actions we can all take to slash our risk of heart disease, stroke, and dementia. One hint: Sleep is a big deal.
Communicating Your Science Story
Neuroscientist Paula Croxson, Ph.D., discusses the successful use of storytelling to capture the public’s interest in brain science. Croxson is the senior manager for education programs at Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute and a senior producer for The Story Collider, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing true, personal...
Podcast with Roger E. Beaty, author of The Creative Brain
Roger E. Beaty, Ph.D., author of “The Creative Brain,” discusses how creative thinking works in different domains and contexts.
Podcast with Jerold Chun, author of The Gene Conundrum in Alzheimer’s Disease
Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D., professor and senior vice president of Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, discusses a genetic approach to solving Alzheimer’s disease, plus a promising therapeutic intervention.
Podcast with Keely A. Muscatell, author of Brains, Bodies, and Social Hierarchies
Keely A. Muscatell, Ph.D., author of "Brains, Bodies, and Social Hierarchies," discusses new research that ties income and other factors to stress and emotional responses.
How Addiction Affects the Brain
Addiction is not due to weakness or a lack of willpower. Instead, it’s a chronic disease involving changes in the brain. Watch to learn more. One of our videos in partnership with Everwell.