Braincare podcast is a series dedicated to helping you care for your most important organ. You'll learn about how to optimise your brain health and mental well-being through a series of bitesize interviews with the world's leading scientists and experts.
Host, Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of brain care company, Heights, interviews guests ranging from celebrities like Stephen Fry and Jay Shetty, to neuroscientists Dr Tara Swart and Professor Sophie Scott, and brilliant doctors like Rangan Chatterjee and Daniel Amen, and many more.
You'll leave each episode feeling inspired, empowered, and armed with tools to help you take care of your brain and reach your heights, whatever they might be.
You can learn more about Heights @yourheights and http://www.yourheights.com and Dan @danmurrayserter on social media.
You can also receive an exclusive £10 off a quarterly subscription (how long science says it takes to feel the benefits) at Heights with the code 'workingin' ♥️
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How to Manage Back-to-Work Anxiety with Dr. Robin Hart
Dr. Robin Hart wants us to return to work gently. The acclaimed psychotherapist has spend his career identifying new treatments for anxiety disorders and depression. He's practiced everywhere from primary care to Wormwood Scrubs Prison and now he's turning his attention to workplace anxiety.
Today, Dr. Hart shares his insights. We discuss the importance of structure and routine for mental health, the lockdown factors that have impacted us the most, and why the pandemic might help us to finally de-stigmatise mental wellbeing within the workplace.
How Does Light and Colour affect the Brain with Anya Hurlbert
Anya Hurlbert wants you to look at colour in a whole new light. The Professor of Visual Neuroscience at Newcastle University is involved in fascinating research that looks at the interaction between colour, light and how this is interpreted by the human brain.
Today, Anya shares her insights on colour, cognition and memory. We discuss the science behind colour perception, how light and colour affect our mental health, and Anya finally gives us an expert explanation of that viral blue-gold dress conundrum.
We talk about:
- How does colour blindness work?
- The blue-gold dress that sparked a million arguments
- Light levels and mental health
- Do SAD lamps work?
- Blue light and circadian rhythms
- Colour constancy and chromatic adaptation
- Colour and the limbic brain
- Anya's research on eyesight as an indicator for Alzheimers
How To: Know Everything with Elke Wiss
Elke Wiss wants you to get curious in your intentions. The writer, workshop leader, coach and international best-selling author of "Practical Philosophy" believes that all of us can transform our everyday lives with just a few simple changes.
Today, Elke shares her work on asking questions in the quest to know everything! We discover the fascinating practice of socratic dialogue, how to turn debates into dialogues, and why knowledge doesn't always add up to wisdom.
Positive Impact of Social Media with Maya Gudka
Maya Gudka wants you to flourish on social media. The London Business School executive and positive psychology researcher is a fierce digital wellbeing advocate who believes that if we're mindful online, we can boost our mental and physical health.
Today, Maya shares her fascinating research on social media and mental health. We discover the obvious detrimental - and surprisingly beneficial - effects of social comparison, and highlight the parts of social media we should encourage (and the parts we can't wait to see the back of!)
How Nutrition Affects Covid-19 Symptoms
How does nutrition affect the severity of Covid-19 symptoms? Dr. Tara, Chief Science Officer at Heights, follows a year of conversations with colleagues with some science-backed findings on vitamin and mineral deficiency and the effects of the virus, from vitamin A to oxidative stress.
Social Media and Mental Health with Maya Gudka
Maya Gudka wants you to embrace the positivity of social media. Maya is an executive coach at London Business School, a positive psychology researcher, and an advocate of social media for the greater good.
Today, Maya shares her insights on how social media affects our mental health. We discuss the boom of social media use (the good, the bad and the ugly), how to build a healthy online ecosystem as an independent businessperson, and how positive psychology can flip the script on digital well-being.