36 min

Your Brain On... Introversion Your Brain On

    • Science

Do introverts/extroverts have different brains? Are you born introverted? Is introversion neurologically harmful?
The definition of introversion has been blurred in the social media age. We all know introverts are more likely to enjoy alone time, and may find social settings more challenging, but what’s less clear is: why? And is introversion the same as social anxiety?
In this episode, we discuss:
• How common introverted traits can be observed in the brain
• The nature vs. nurture debate of whether introversion is genetic, learned, or both
• The multi-decade study which posed the question: can introversion/extroversion be predicted in infants?
• Why personality types aren’t as trivial as they may seem
• How introverts can become more extroverted, and vice versa
We’re joined by two renowned writers whose books have explored the intricacies of introversion:
• JENN GRANNEMAN, author of ‘The Secret Lives of Introverts’ and ‘Sensitive’, and founder of ‘Introvert, Dear’, a website and community centered on introversion
• SCOTT BARRY KAUFMAN, cognitive scientist, host of The Psychology Podcast, and author of ‘Wired to Create’
‘Your Brain On’ is hosted by neuroscientists and public health advocates Ayesha and Dean Sherzai.
Drs. Ayesha and Dean are now welcoming patients via the Brain Health Institute: https://brainhealthinstitute.com/ 
‘Your Brain On... Introversion’ • SEASON 2 • EPISODE 8
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LINKS
Jenn Granneman:
on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenngranneman
Introvert, Dear: https://introvertdear.com/ 
Scott Barry Kaufman:
Scott’s website: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/
on Twitter (AKA ‘X’): https://x.com/sbkaufman 
on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottbarrykaufman 
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FOLLOW US
Join the NEURO Academy: NEUROacademy.com
Instagram: @thebraindocs
Website: TheBrainDocs.com
More info and episodes: TheBrainDocs.com/Podcast

Do introverts/extroverts have different brains? Are you born introverted? Is introversion neurologically harmful?
The definition of introversion has been blurred in the social media age. We all know introverts are more likely to enjoy alone time, and may find social settings more challenging, but what’s less clear is: why? And is introversion the same as social anxiety?
In this episode, we discuss:
• How common introverted traits can be observed in the brain
• The nature vs. nurture debate of whether introversion is genetic, learned, or both
• The multi-decade study which posed the question: can introversion/extroversion be predicted in infants?
• Why personality types aren’t as trivial as they may seem
• How introverts can become more extroverted, and vice versa
We’re joined by two renowned writers whose books have explored the intricacies of introversion:
• JENN GRANNEMAN, author of ‘The Secret Lives of Introverts’ and ‘Sensitive’, and founder of ‘Introvert, Dear’, a website and community centered on introversion
• SCOTT BARRY KAUFMAN, cognitive scientist, host of The Psychology Podcast, and author of ‘Wired to Create’
‘Your Brain On’ is hosted by neuroscientists and public health advocates Ayesha and Dean Sherzai.
Drs. Ayesha and Dean are now welcoming patients via the Brain Health Institute: https://brainhealthinstitute.com/ 
‘Your Brain On... Introversion’ • SEASON 2 • EPISODE 8
———
LINKS
Jenn Granneman:
on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenngranneman
Introvert, Dear: https://introvertdear.com/ 
Scott Barry Kaufman:
Scott’s website: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/
on Twitter (AKA ‘X’): https://x.com/sbkaufman 
on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottbarrykaufman 
———
FOLLOW US
Join the NEURO Academy: NEUROacademy.com
Instagram: @thebraindocs
Website: TheBrainDocs.com
More info and episodes: TheBrainDocs.com/Podcast

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