17 episodes

A podcast about brains, for people that have them! Follow comedian and brain injury survivor Mimi Hayes as she interviews top neurologists, brain scientists, and psychologists about the intricacies of the human mind! Tickle your brain and teach it something too with this way-too-fun-to-be-science podcast about all things brainy.

Mimi and The Brain Mimi Hayes

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

A podcast about brains, for people that have them! Follow comedian and brain injury survivor Mimi Hayes as she interviews top neurologists, brain scientists, and psychologists about the intricacies of the human mind! Tickle your brain and teach it something too with this way-too-fun-to-be-science podcast about all things brainy.

    Bye Bye 2020!

    Bye Bye 2020!

    Since this year has been nothing but a dumpster fire for all of us humans, I decided to wrap it up with one of my FAVORITE people: podcaster, mental health advocate, and brain injury survivor Joe Borges.

    Back in 2018 this random dude slid into my DM's and told me he appreciated my vulnerability talking about my brain injury...and that he liked my headphones. We've basically been inseparable ever since. Today we chat about what our lives looked like pre-2020 and how we can use this shitstorm of a year to propel us into amazing things to come.

    You can learn more about Joe here:
    http://joesorocks.com/
    https://www.theneuronerds.com/
    IG: @joesorocks @theneuronerds

    AND check out Joe featured on my most recent WHYY radio feature here:
    https://whyy.org/segments/how-my-mom-saved-my-life-after-doctors-missed-my-brain-bleed/

    • 56 min
    Episode 10: Dreams with Dr. Moran Cerf

    Episode 10: Dreams with Dr. Moran Cerf

    You wake up sweaty and screaming because a cloaked man with a bazooka is chasing you down an alleyway that has become a slip n' slide! Also, your mother appears and asks you if you've made your bed and a tiny monkey wearing a bonnet emerges from her pocket...

    Hey, we've been there. Dreams are weird!

    What do they mean? Why do we have them? Wait...are they even real?!?

    Here to answer all our quirky questions about dreams is neuroscientist, TED speaker, and ex-computer hacker Dr. Moran Cerf, who may or may not be able to read your dreams!

    Join us for one of our most interesting conversations yet...just be on the lookout for any strange characters lurking in your REM cycles, they might pull an Inception and steal your dreams Leo DiCaprio-style!

    Extras:

    Chicago Mag - "Moran Cerf wants to get inside your head"
    http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2020/Moran-Cerf/

    Moran Cerf ft. Jake Gyllenhall
    https://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/an-actors-dream-jake-gyllenhaal-moran-cerf-03-16-2015

    Studying Consciousness Using Direct Recording from Single Neurons in the Human Brain
    https://f409a5c5-7ea5-42fd-8d36-f35f13afdac0.filesusr.com/ugd/c15c1f_4e493fa6c84849ea8afac42968b121e8.pdf

    Men vs. Women Recalling Dreams
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3389337/

    Moran Cerf @TEDxPorto "Can you trust your own brain?"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QAyn5e15LY

    KCRW - "The Man Who Could Record Your Dreams"
    https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/unfictional/the-man-who-could-record-your-dreams

    Falling Water - Understanding Our Dreams Interactive Timeline
    http://dreamtimeline.usanetwork.com/

    Moran Cerf on Wired - "Our brain is the puppeteer, we are simply agents"
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/moran-cerf

    Moran Cerf @ The Moth Grand Slam
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJVHTQSvUIo&t=514s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfRkEUT7rgc

    • 1 hr
    Episode 9: Coronavirus and The Brain with Dr. Allison Navis

    Episode 9: Coronavirus and The Brain with Dr. Allison Navis

    It feels like a distant memory, but just a few short months ago we were blissfully ignorant about COVID-19 and the global pandemic it was to become. We've quarantined, WFH'd, and made a lot of banana bread to keep ourselves from going *crazy.* The virus has yet to be eradicated, you know, because Florida. In this episode, I put my hazmat suit to good use and sit with Dr. Allison Navis (remotely, of course, I just like wearing it), neuro-epidemiologist, and fan-favorite, to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on...you guessed it...the BRAIN. Scrub up, disinfect, and buckle up for a wild ride!

    Some helpful links mentioned in this episode:
    "COVID Toes"
    Johns Hopkins Study
    Mount Sinai Plasma Collection Center
    Center for Disease Control
    New York State Testing Centers
    Free New York Crisis Counseling 

    • 55 min
    Episode 8: Self Care with Victoria Albina

    Episode 8: Self Care with Victoria Albina

    Yuh know when it's 3 PM and you've had enough coffee to fill a small landfill and somehow you're STILL tired? Yeah, we've been there. And maybe it's Mercury in Retrograde or your constant stream of unanswered emails or dwindling bank account but HEY, take a break will yuh?!

    Today I chat with Victoria Albina, Functional Life Coach, Meditation Facilitator, and podcast host of Feminist Wellness! With over 20 years of healing women in mind, body, and spirit, Victoria helps me buckle up for the wildest ride of my life, a one-woman show at Edinburgh Fringe!

    Strap into your cozy jams and light that scented candle, baby! It's time for some self-care!

    How to find Victoria Albina:
    Website
    Feminist Wellness Podcast
    Instagram 

    • 59 min
    Episode 7: Creativity with Dr. Heather Berlin

    Episode 7: Creativity with Dr. Heather Berlin

    Ever wonder what's going down in your noggin' when you get lost in a 12-hour cake-decorating binge? What about that time you spent an entire Sunday building a table in the garage out of stuff you found in the alleyway? Have you been finger painting the walls of your apartment again? Sounds like you've got some creative flow going on! 

    Neuroscientist and professor Dr. Heather Berlin takes us on a special tour into our inner creativity in this episode! Together we'll debunk a few "tortured artist" myths and get to the bottom of what it really takes to access your inner creativity. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 6: Memory with Dr. Paula Croxson

    Episode 6: Memory with Dr. Paula Croxson

    Ah, the familiar moment of walking into a room and forgetting why you went in there in the first place! Don't we know it well! And what do we know, by the way? Can our memories be trusted? How long do we have before our brains slip into delirium? Mimi sits with neuroscientist and resident badass Brit Dr. Paula Croxson to discuss Alzheimer's Disease, Hollywood myths around memory, and whether or a baby will remember us a week from now.

    You can check out Paula's storytelling and amazingness here and at The Story Collider, live in New York City every month. 

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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Carla, MD ,

Great podcast! Highly recommend

This is a fun and fascinating show - highly recommend

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