26 episodes

For the curious! We’re exploring the inner-workings of the human brain to understand behavior change, habit formation, mental health, and being human. It’s Brain Science applied — not just "how does the brain work," but how do we apply what we know about the brain to transform our lives?

Brain Science: Neuroscience & Behavior Changelog Media

    • Technology
    • 4.7, 18 Ratings

For the curious! We’re exploring the inner-workings of the human brain to understand behavior change, habit formation, mental health, and being human. It’s Brain Science applied — not just "how does the brain work," but how do we apply what we know about the brain to transform our lives?

    It all begins with empathy

    It all begins with empathy

    Have you heard the phrase, “Put yourself in their shoes?” In this episode, the conversation focuses on the “HOW” and why it all begins with empathy. Empathy is the key that enables access to another person’s perspective and emotional state. It is also a fundamental aspect of building and sustaining relationships with others. The fascinating thing is that there are 3 types of empathy: cognitive, social, and empathic concern. Plus there’s a counterpart component called compassion that moves us to take action.

    • 46 min
    The science behind caffeine

    The science behind caffeine

    Today’s episode features our very first guest. We’re joined by Danielle Rath, a notable expert and product developer in the caffeine and energy drink industry. Danielle is the founder of GreenEyedGuide Research and Consulting where she shares science-based information about energy drinks and caffeine, and helps people and companies where fatigue and caffeine use are prevalent. In this lengthly episode, we talk through all aspects of the science behind caffeine — its chemical structure and half-life, where and how it’s being used, the good, bad, and the ugly, as well as practical advice for everyday consumption. If you consume caffeine of any sort, this is a must listen episode.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Cognitive distortions

    Cognitive distortions

    How reflective are you with the thoughts you think? In this episode, Mireille and Adam talk through a few more cognitive distortions. These “distortions” are general tendencies or patterns of thinking that are false or inaccurate, which also have the potential to cause psychological damage. Generally speaking, people develop cognitive distortions as a way of coping with adverse life events. The more prolonged and severe those adverse events are, the more likely it is that one or more cognitive distortions will form. By recognizing these patterns in our thoughts and possibly how, when, or why we’re prone to use them, like many things, we create the opportunity to change them.

    • 48 min
    Your brain can change

    Your brain can change

    You are not what you’ve been dealt. You might have heard in your life that you’ve inherited bad genes or even good genes, and from that you conclude that you’re doomed or blessed. In some cases there’s a margin of truth to that. However, the role of genes, Epigentics, and Neuroplasticity tell a different story. It’s a story of hope and opportunity for change.

    • 49 min
    The Neuroscience of touch

    The Neuroscience of touch

    How much do you focus on your sense of touch? Have you ever considered how or why this sense is so critical to our lives and how we manage ourselves? In this episode, Mireille and Adam discuss the neurophysiological underpinnings of our sense of touch and how our brains process these sensory experiences. According to David Linden, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “The sense of touch is intrinsically emotional.” Not only is touch relevant to our emotional experience, but it is a foundational aspect of the development of our nervous system and it impacts how we manage stress and respond to pain. It isn’t surprising then to consider that touch is also extremely relevant to our relationships as we are apt to feel more connected to those with whom we engage in touch.

    • 48 min
    The power of story

    The power of story

    Researchers have examined the power of story and discovered the way in which stories provide a framework that has the capacity to transcend language for universal understanding. According to Joe Lazauskas, “Stories illuminate the city of our mind…stories make us remember and they make us care.” In this episode we dive deep into the power of story to explore the ways in which stories play a role in our emotions and in our relationships with others.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Thuang18 ,

Awesome Podcast

Just started listening to the podcast, been looking for a neuroscience podcast for awhile now and havent found a good one. The podcast reinforces some of the stuff I already know but Mireille and Adam add anecdotal experiences to help listeners better understand concepts. I especially loved the sweet message Mireille gave at the end in episode 23 “Your Brain Can Change” by encouraging us to challenge ourselves and try new things, as it is the only way for us to grow.

Thank you,
@TonyRehab

Jh user ,

So thankful

I’ve been searching high and low for a podcast like this. I’m so glad I found this one! I am also surprised there are not many more podcasts out there on these topics.

Chkrblu ,

An oasis in the desert

I love learning about the brain.
I'm sitting here listening to the episode "Respect, empathy and compassion" and just feel so touched to hear these young people working through the HOW of reach people in crisis and help such people to stabilize.
I'm a "Crisis Intervention Trained" Police Officer and practice these concepts which Mireille and Adam (the podcasters) speak of. Fellow officers have asked how I'm so effective but I've had some difficulty relaying the "how" of doing what I do. Hearing Mireille and Adam "flesh out" the "how" of compassion is incredibly refreshing.

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