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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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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. 

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    • 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. 

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    • 39 min
    Ep 1. The Anxious Brain

    Ep 1. The Anxious Brain

    Is COVID-19 making you stressed? Us, too! In this episode, we explored the effect of stress on the brain. We looked at why the fear of the unknown is actually not all that bad, and discussed how stress affects decision making. We also exchanged some of the things we do in our daily lives to alleviate stress. 

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    • 39 min

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