13 episodes

Interviews with people who have a keen interest in communicating brain science or brain-related topics. Hosted by Dana Foundation executive editor Bill Glovin.

Communicating Brain Science Dana Foundation

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Interviews with people who have a keen interest in communicating brain science or brain-related topics. Hosted by Dana Foundation executive editor Bill Glovin.

    Learning to Thrive After Pediatric Cancer

    Learning to Thrive After Pediatric Cancer

    We discuss the long-term neurocognitive impacts of cancer treatment in children survivors, the dizzying post-treatment landscape that families learn to navigate, and the critical roles that educators and healthcare professionals hold in survivors’ lives (well after treatment is done) with Lisa Jacobson, PhD, NCSP, ABPP. She is Director of Research in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and co-director of the institute’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education (CILSE). Follow Jacobson’s work and learn more about the Kennedy Krieger Institute at: https://www.kennedykrieger.org and on twitter @ SUCCESSLab3.
    Podcast transcript: https://on.dana.org/transcript-cbs-jacobson
    Cancer Survivorship and Schooling Resources: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/cancer-survivorship-schooling-resources
    CILSE (for educators): https://www.kennedykrieger.org/training/programs/center-for-innovation-and-leadership-in-special-education
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    • 30 min
    Neuroscience & the Law

    Neuroscience & the Law

    We discuss the intersection of law and brain science to understand how (and if) insights from neuroscience can make the legal system more just and effective with Francis X. Shen, Professor of Law and McKnight Presidential Fellow at University of Minnesota, Executive Director of Education and Outreach at the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, and Executive Director of the Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior. Shen elaborates on the issues neurolaw is grappling with and where the limits of the field may lie. Follow Shen’s work and learn more about the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior (CLBB) at: https://www.clbb.org.
    This is the first part of our Neuroscience & the Law series, a multi-part exploration of the overlap between brain science and the legal system. Stay tuned for our next entry on Juvenile Justice.
    Podcast transcript: https://on.dana.org/cbs-transcript-shen
    The Shen Neurolaw Lab: http://www.fxshen.com
    Recent Cases in Law and Neuroscience curated by the CLBB: https://clbb.medium.com/
    Francis Shen, Aging Judges, University of Minnesota Law School Scholarship Repository: https://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/658
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    • 34 min
    Public Mental Health and Economic Difficulties

    Public Mental Health and Economic Difficulties

    We discuss public mental health, the economic factors associated with higher risks of depression, and how pervasive depression and anxiety appear to be in US adults during the COVID-19 era with public health specialist Catherine Ettman, director of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Dean at the Boston University School of Public Health. Ettman’s research reveals the degree to which mass traumatic events affect the population’s mental health and who likely bears the brunt of the pandemic’s mental health toll. Follow Ettman’s work and learn more about mental health at the BU School of Public Health website: https://www.bu.edu/sph/.

    Podcast transcript: https://on.dana.org/cbs-transcript-ettman
    Follow Ettman at BU School of Public Health: https://www.bu.edu/sph/
    Ettman et al. JAMA article discussed in the episode: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2770146
    Ettman et al. JECH article on financial stressors and higher depression: https://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2020/12/04/jech-2020-215213
    Resources for those in crisis: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml
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    • 24 min
    The Sound Explorer

    The Sound Explorer

    Northwestern neuroscientist Nina Kraus discusses the effect that music has on brain development and education, her path to research, and her lab's extraordinary website, brainvolts.northwestern.edu
    Podcast Transcript:
    https://on.dana.org/communicating-brain-science-transcript-kraus

    • 33 min
    Keeping Fit During COVID-19

    Keeping Fit During COVID-19

    A discussion on staying physically active through this period of social isolation and self-quarantine with Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the New York University Center for Neural Science and author of "Healthy Brain, Happy Life." Her work focuses on understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities.
    Podcast Transcript:
    https://on.dana.org/cbs-transcript-wendy-suzuki

    • 26 min
    International Neuroethics Society Incoming President Nita Farahany

    International Neuroethics Society Incoming President Nita Farahany

    Nita Farahany, Duke University law and philosophy professor and founding director of Duke Science & Society (scienceandsociety.duke.edu/), discusses what the International Neuroethics Society hopes to accomplish under her watch as its new president, her experience on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (bioethicsarchive.georgetown.edu/pcsbi/about.html), and what it means to be a Duke basketball fan.
    Podcast Transcript:
    https://www.dana.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nita-farahany-transcript-cerebrum-podcast-2019.pdf

    • 21 min