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Open your mind with Naked Neuroscience, the spine-tingling, interactive monthly exploration of the workings of the nervous system from the Naked Scientists.

    Neuro highlights: SNAP, tickles, and unpopular beliefs

    Neuro highlights: SNAP, tickles, and unpopular beliefs

    For April's episode, James Tytko brings you the latest and greatest in neuroscience news and views. First, we're probing a touchy subject, finding out whether our tactile sense might be the most underappreciated of all. Then, the sequence of genes responsible for cognitive impairment in those with schizophrenia and ageing reveals new avenues for research. And a bit later on, how the cultural convergence many psychologists predicted as a result of globalisation is not coming to fruition... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 30 min.
    'Nostalgia ain't what it used to be,' with Charan Ranganath

    'Nostalgia ain't what it used to be,' with Charan Ranganath

    This episode is an extended interview with Dr Charan Ranganath, director of the Memory and Plasticity Program and a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of California at Davis. He's also the author of the book, 'Why we remember.' James Tytko started by asking him about his love of popular music...Charan - Yes, music is a very big part of my life and, when I wrote this book, it was a very personal thing for me to be able to write something that both tracked the development of my own ideas, but also my life in this field of science. Some people who are personally attached... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 26 min.
    Brain chips: 'Moral imperative' or a danger to liberty?

    Brain chips: 'Moral imperative' or a danger to liberty?

    This month, James Tytko explores the dangers of debunking fake news online with Francis Madden, and discusses ongoing developments in the neuroscience of Long COVID with Stephanie Brown. Then, following on from Elon Musk's news that his brain chip company Neuralink have successfully implanted their device into a human, we explore what this means for the field of computer brain interfaces... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 27 min.
    Traumatic brain injuries: Invisible wounds of war

    Traumatic brain injuries: Invisible wounds of war

    Today, we're taking a closer look at traumatic brain injuries, TBIs. We'll be hearing from the doctors who are treating them, and a former soldier who is suffering from a host of mental health conditions as a consequence of his military service.And a bit later on, we'll find out how scientists are harnessing the incredible efficiency of our brains to break new ground in computing performance... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 36 min.
    Diverse roots: Investigating youth mental health

    Diverse roots: Investigating youth mental health

    This time on Naked Neuroscience, James Tytko explores the miracle of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with Stephanie Brown from the University of Cambridge, including a new innovation to decrease 'scan-xiety' amongst children. Then, we'll be investigating the complexities of the current youth mental health crisis, with the help of Susanne Schweizer and Camilla Nord... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 27 min.
    In the brain of the beholder: Music across cultures

    In the brain of the beholder: Music across cultures

    Kicking off a new series of Naked Neuroscience, James Tytko serves up the latest research making waves in brain science with the help of Stephanie Brown and Francis Madden. This month, the brain networks linked with addiction, and why suppressing negative thoughts might be the best way to look after your mental health. Then, with Malinda McPherson and Alexander Jensenius, we dive deep into the rhythms and melodies from music of eclectic origins... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 34 min.

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