In each episode, Duncan and Dominic talk to a medical researcher about what they do, and believe us, if we can understand this stuff then so can you.
Adam researches disorders of visual imagery, such as that exhibited by one of your hosts. We talked to him about understanding ourselves better, a form of epilepsy that makes you forget, and what his research field actually is (it’s not cognitive and neural biology…)
Kate researches primary care, and she was kind enough to talk to us about what primary care is and how it’s changing, how much more NHS24 does now than when it started and how migrants accessing the NHS is making it work better for everyone
Will researches repair & regeneration, and he chatted to us about wound signalling, cells that level up, genetic powerhouses and a death star for flies
Rachael works on understanding what people say without speaking, and she talked to us about cultural expressions, the “other race effect”, and how her computer can’t pull funny faces
Lisa is a social scientist at Glasgow, and she talked to us about how your community affects your health, poverty safari, and the difference that science can make to real people
In a special Not Exactly Brain Surgery episode, biologists Philip and Clara talked to Lynn, a lecturer in physics at Heriot Watt. They talked about optical tweezers, being knocked over by sunlight and the tweezability of yeast