This Is Your Brain Podcast Posts

 Where in the brain is that little something that makes top performers feel so confident in their ability? Can that confidence be developed in someone who is naturally more…

Podcast Season 3

Where were you on 9/11, and why do you remember it so clearly? Dr. Elizabeth Phelps, a Harvard neuroscience professor who studies the effect of trauma on memory, explains how…

Podcast Season 3

  Phil Stieg: Hello, in this episode we continue my discussion about perception with Dr. Beau Lotto, professor at the University of London and the founding director of the “Lab of…

Podcast Season 2

What is awe? It’s not wonder, or surprise, or pleasure — it’s a state of mind that Dr. Beau Lotto calls “finding the impossible in the common.” Dr. Lotto is…

Podcast Season 2

Podcast Season 2

Is it possible to relieve depression or PTSD using electricity? Kelly Bijanki, PhD, runs a lab at Baylor College of Medicine, where her team is using deep brain stimulation to…

Podcast Season 2

We’re all aging (if we’re lucky). But what does it mean to age successfully? Dr. Daniel Levitin – neuroscientist, author, musician – tries to answer the question in his new…

Podcast Season 2

Synesthesia is the mysterious mingling of the senses that creates the experience of “seeing” sounds or “hearing” colors. Neurologist Richard E. Cytowic, M.D. has spent his career exploring this remarkable…

Podcast Season 2

Podcast Season 2

Would a better understanding of the brain lead to better outcomes in court? Professor Francis X. Shen, neuroscientist and lawyer, has devoted his career to “neural law” – leveraging neuroscience…

Podcast Season 2