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Emily and Gaya explore what is happening in the brain as it tries to cope with the topsy-turviness of life in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Brain in the Time of COVID-19 Neurojunkies

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Emily and Gaya explore what is happening in the brain as it tries to cope with the topsy-turviness of life in the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ep 5. The Remembering Brain

    Ep 5. The Remembering Brain

    2021 is officially here, and with the vaccine roll-out effort, the end of the pandemic is finally in sight. How will we end up remembering the bizarre year of 2020? Emily and Gaya delve into the topic of memory, how reliable our memories are (spoiler alert: it's flaky AF), and why 2020 felt so long when we were living it, but when we look back, it feels like a flash.

    We now have a Facebook page! Stay in touch by following us @NeuroJunkies.

    • 41 min
    Special: Mental Health Month Bookclub (feat. Ebony Hoiberg, Dr Huma Khan, Brad Carron-Arthur, Leith Felton-Taylor)

    Special: Mental Health Month Bookclub (feat. Ebony Hoiberg, Dr Huma Khan, Brad Carron-Arthur, Leith Felton-Taylor)

    To celebrate Mental Health Month, we hosted an online bookclub! We read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 

    With a fantastic panel of mental health advocates  we discussed different aspects of mental health with relation to the book as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked about loneliness,  building a community, self-esteem, trauma, children's mental health during lockdown and representation of mental health in pop culture treatment of mental health. 

    We now have a Facebook page! Stay in touch by following us @NeuroJunkies.

    • 52 min
    Special announcement: Mental Health Month Book Club!

    Special announcement: Mental Health Month Book Club!

    October is the mental health month in Australia, and we have something planed for you.

    On October 24th, we are running an online book club for a wonderful novel called ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’. It is a book about a woman’s journey through loneliness, and I think you’ll like it. We have some really amazing guests that we’ll soon be announcing on our Facebook page  @NeuroJunkies,  and we so look forward to having you join us!

    Sign up here: https://forms.gle/mwvhQhukfDykseNm9

    • 41 sec
    Ep 4. The Altruistic Brain

    Ep 4. The Altruistic Brain

    Are you working on the front line? Are you quarantining at home, or making sure to wear a mask when you're out and about? This episode is dedicated to you. Emily and Gaya discuss why we, and many other animals, help others around us, even at our own expense. They also explore how we pick and choose who we help in a stressful situation like the pandemic.

    We now have a Facebook page! Stay in touch by following us @NeuroJunkies.

    • 38 min
    Ep 3. The Grieving Brain

    Ep 3. The Grieving Brain

    It's been a time of loss. During the pandemic, many have lost their lives,  some have lost jobs, most have lost normalcy in their day-to-day living. But when we try to reflect on what we are feeling, how many of us think grief? In this episode Emily and Gaya discuss why we grieve and what it might look like during this pandemic. They also explore how the power of grief, amplified by social media, might be changing the world. 

    We now have a Facebook page! Stay in touch by following us @NeuroJunkies.

    • 35 min
    Ep 2. The Lonely Self-Isolating Brain

    Ep 2. The Lonely Self-Isolating Brain

    Is COVID-19 making you miss your family and friends? Is it making you feel less social than usual? We're curious about this paradox of feelings too! In this episode, Emily and Gaya sit down to explore what happens in the brain when we feel lonely. They discuss the history and physiology of loneliness, and look at whether social media exacerbates our loneliness or not. They also look at a very interesting study about how kittens feel attachment to their humans. 

    We now have a Facebook page! Stay in touch by following us @NeuroJunkies.

    • 39 min

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