Brain Buzz makes research accessible and engaging. Join Drake and Kyle as they host talented researchers, exploring new and exciting topics in ways that will make your brain buzz!
Season Three: A Year in Review with Alex Missick
In the final instalment of Season Three we are joined by Alex Missick from the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism for a very special episode. Alex turns the tables on your hosts and has them sharing the origin story of Brain Buzz as well as how creating, producing, and publishing the podcast has changed their perspective on research and academia. Kyle and Drake acknowledge how the encouragement and support of many, including UBC’s Graduate Student Career Activation Project, has contributed to their career development and commitment to science communication. Join them in A Year in Review with Alex Missick!
Hyperactivity and Impulsivity in ADHD with Dr. Ted Beauchaine
In Episode Fifteen of Season Three we are joined by Dr. Ted Beauchaine from The Ohio State University to talk about hyperactivity and impulsivity in individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ted shares with us the neural underpinnings of and development of behavioral impulsivity, emotion dysregulation, and intentional self-injury in children, adolescents, and adults.
After the Psychology Degree with Dr. Eric Landrum
In Episode Fourteen of Season Three we are joined by Dr. Eric Landrum from Boise State University and inaugural Co-Editor of APA’s journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology to talk about teaching, the role of educators in preparing students for life after graduation, and the value of a degree in psychology. In this wide ranging episode, Eric shares with us how educators can assist students in developing skills in the classroom to be successful in the workforce after graduating with a degree in psychology.
Couples Coping with Stress with Dr. Ashley Randall and Kai Kline
In Episode Thirteen of Season Three we are joined by Dr. Ashley Randall and Kai Kline from Arizona State University’s Couples Coping with Stress Lab to talk about relationships and stress. Ashley shares with us how stress impacts our romantic relationships and how our romantic partnerships can help alleviate feelings of stress. We learn how three dimensions of stress, the locus, severity, and acuity, play critical roles in the ability of romantic partnership’s ability to cope with the stress. Kai explains how positive coping behaviours, such as empathy, problem-solving, and delegated coping, lead to increased relationship satisfaction and more displays of affection, like cuddling, hugging, and kissing.
Facial Perception in Adults with Autism with Todd Kamensek
In Episode Twelve of Season Three we are joined by Todd Kamensek from the Neuroscience of Vision and Action Laboratory at the University of British Columbia to chat about how social motivation influences facial perception abilities in adults with autism. Todd shares with us how repeated exposure to social stimuli increases our expertise at being able to identify social cues, and how differences in social motivation for individuals with autism might be diminishing the amount of experience they are getting and therefore the expertise gained. We learn how, for neurotypical adults, there is no relationship between an individual’s ability to identify faces or facial expressions but, in those with autism, these processes are related.
Stressed Out with Dr. Alexandra Crosswell
In Episode Eleven of Season Three we are joined by Dr. Alexandra Crosswell from the Center for Health and Community in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco to discuss how the mind and body are connected and how that connection influences our wellbeing. Alexandra shares with us how stress influences our biological functioning and why stress has consequences for physiological and psychological health.
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