Brain Talk

Brain Talk, a BSi production, hosts weekly interviews covering a wide variety of topics in brain research. The program will feature brain experts on topics like Schizophrenia, autism, and the neurological bases of touch and other sensory processing says BSi interdisciplinary partnerships director Susan Magsamen. Brain Talk is being aired on public radio stations throughout the U.S.

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Most Recent Podcasts

“How Music Strengthens the Brain”
“Hope for People Suffering from Memory and Learning Problems Associated With MS”
“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Hope for Depression, Addiction, and Pain Sufferers”
“The Silent Epidemic of Peripheral Neuropathy”
“Why Many of Us Suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder”

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Addiction

“The Role of Genes in Addiction”
George Uhl, M.D., Ph.D.
“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Hope for Depression, Addiction, and Pain Sufferers”
Irving Reti, MBBS

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

“The Science of ADHD”
Martha Bridge Denckla, M.D.
“Are We Over-Diagnosing ADHD?”
Martha Bridge Denckla

Aesthetics

“The Science of Touch”
Steve S. Hsiao, Ph.D.
“Why the Brain Prefers Certain 3-D Shapes to Others”
Ed Connor, Ph.D.

Aging

“The Best Brain Functioning as We Get Older”
Marilyn Albert, Ph.D. and Guy McKhann, M.D.

ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Lou Gehrig's Disease

“Finding a Cure for ALS”
Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D.
“ALS and Exercise”
Nicholas Maragakis, M.D.

Alzheimers

“Advances in Alzheimer’s Research”
Marilyn Albert, Ph.D. and Guy McKhann, M.D.
“Recent Discoveries for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease”
Paul B. Rosenberg, M.D.
“The Link Between Stroke and Alzheimers”
Rebecca Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D.
“The Relationship Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease”
Mark Wu, M.D., Ph.D. and Adam Spira, Ph.D.

Anxiety

“Identifying and Helping Kids With Anxiety”
Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D.

Autism

“Autism: The Importance of Early Intervention”
Rebecca Landa, Ph.D.
“The Role the Gene NHE9 Could Play in Autism”
Rajini Rao, Ph.D.

Brain Infections

“Brain Infections”
Diane E. Griffin, M.D., Ph.D.
“Developing a Vaccine to Prevent Brain Tuberculosis”
Sanjay Jain, M.D.
“Saving Those Most at Risk with Encephalitis”
Arun Venkatesan, M.D., Ph.D.

Brain Mapping - Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

“How Obama’s BRAIN Initiative Could Change Brain Science”
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
“The Hidden Epidemic of Traumatic Brain Injury”
Robert Stevens, M.D.

Brain Science

“Gasotransmitters - Novel Neural Messengers In The Brain”
Solomon H. Snyder, M.D.
“The New Applications of Brain Science Research”
Susan Magsamen
“How Obama’s BRAIN Initiative Could Change Brain Science”
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
“How Music Strengthens the Brain”
Charles J. Limb, M.D.

Brain Seizures & Epilepsy

“The Growing Popularity of Diet Therapy to Treat Seizures”
Eric Kossoff, M.D.

Cancer

“Fighting Cancer with Fat”
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa MD, DHL (hon), FAANS, FACS

Creativity & Imagination

“Creativity and the Brain”
Charles J. Limb, M.D.
“A New Breakthrough in Understanding How Memory and Imagination Work”
David Foster, Ph.D.

Depression

“Finding a Way to Test for Post-Partum Depression Before It Strikes”
Zachary A. Kaminsky, Ph.D.
“Treating the Debilitating Depression Precipitated by MS”
Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.
“Identifying and Helping Kids With Anxiety”
Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D.
“Why Many of Us Suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder”
Samer Hatter, Ph.D.
“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Hope for Depression, Addiction, and Pain Sufferers”
Irving Reti, MBBS

Electronics and the Brain

“How Light Affects Our Brain, Our Mood, and Our Sleep”
Samer Hattar, Ph.D.
“Why Many of Us Suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder”
Samer Hatter, Ph.D.

Fear

“Learning, Memory, Fear & PTSD”
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.

Genetics

“The Role of Genes in Addiction”
George Uhl, M.D., Ph.D.
“Finding a Way to Test for Post-Partum Depression Before It Strikes”
Zachary A. Kaminsky, Ph.D.
“New Genetic Studies About What Triggers Schizophrenia”
Dimitri Avramopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
“The Role the Gene NHE9 Could Play in Autism”
Rajini Rao, Ph.D.

Health

“How Fasting and Exercise is Good for Your Brain”
Mark Mattson, Ph.D.
“The Growing Popularity of Diet Therapy to Treat Seizures”
Eric Kossoff, M.D.

Hearing

“Cochlear Hearing Implants and the Importance of Building the Musical Brain Muscle”
Charles J. Limb, M.D.

Itch

“The Discovery of Nerve Cells Responsible for Itch”
Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D.

Learning

“The Science of ADHD”
Martha Bridge Denckla, M.D.
“Learning, Memory, Fear & PTSD”
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
“Math Intuition”
Justin Halberda, Ph.D.
“Motor Learning, Motor Memories, and the Brain”
Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D.
“Hope for People Suffering from Memory and Learning Problems Associated With MS”
Kristen Rahn, Ph.D.

Memory

“The Science of Memory”
David J. Linden, Ph.D.,
“Learning, Memory, Fear & PTSD”
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
“Amnesia”
Barbara Landau, Ph.D.
“A New Breakthrough in Understanding How Memory and Imagination Work”
David Foster, Ph.D.
“Hope for People Suffering from Memory and Learning Problems Associated With MS”
Kristen Rahn, Ph.D.

Migraines & Headaches

“Recent Advances in Headache Research”
B. Lee Peterlin, M.D.

Motor Skills

“Motor Skills”
John W. Krakauer, M.D.
“Motor Learning, Motor Memories, and the Brain”
Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D.

MS - Multiple Sclerosis

“Treating the Debilitating Depression Precipitated by MS”
Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.
“Hope for People Suffering from Memory and Learning Problems Associated With MS”
Kristen Rahn, Ph.D.

Music

“How Music Strengthens the Brain”
Charles J. Limb, M.D.

Pain

“Treating Pain”
Mike Caterina, M.D., Ph.D.
“Recent Advances in Headache Research”
B. Lee Peterlin, M.D.
“The Silent Epidemic of Peripheral Neuropathy”
Ahmet Hoke, M.D., Ph.D.
“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Hope for Depression, Addiction, and Pain Sufferers”
Irving Reti, MBBS

Parkinson's

“Finding a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease”
Ted M. Dawson, M.D., Ph.D.

Peripheral Neuropathy

“The Silent Epidemic of Peripheral Neuropathy”
Ahmet Hoke, M.D., Ph.D.

Pregnancy

“The Developing Fetal Brain”
Janet DiPietro, Ph.D.
“The Mother–Fetus Relationship”
Janet DiPietro, Ph.D.
“Finding a Way to Test for Post-Partum Depression Before It Strikes”
Zachary A. Kaminsky, Ph.D.

PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

“Learning, Memory, Fear & PTSD”
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.

Restless Leg Syndrome

“Restless Leg Syndrome”
Christopher Earley, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Why Many of Us Suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder”
Samer Hatter, Ph.D.

Schizophrenia

“Understanding Schizophrenia”
Thomas W. Sedlak, M.D., Ph.D.
“New Genetic Studies About What Triggers Schizophrenia”
Dimitri Avramopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

Sleep

“Sleep Disorders”
Charlene Gamaldo, M.D.
“How Light Affects Our Brain, Our Mood, and Our Sleep”
Samer Hattar, Ph.D.
“Treating Insomnia Without Medication”
Rachel E. Salas, M.D.
“The Relationship Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease”
Mark Wu, M.D., Ph.D. and Adam Spira, Ph.D.

Spinal Cord Injuries

“Giving Hope to Many People with Paralysis”
Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.

Stroke

“Stroke Rehabilitation”
Amy Bastian, Ph.D.
“The Link Between Stroke and Alzheimers”
Rebecca Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D.
“Diagnosing Strokes In Patients With Vertigo”
David Newman-Toker, M.D., Ph.D.

TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury

“The Hidden Epidemic of Traumatic Brain Injury”
Robert Stevens, M.D.

TMS - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Hope for Depression, Addiction, and Pain Sufferers”
Irving Reti, MBBS

Touch

“The Science of Touch”
Steve S. Hsiao, Ph.D.

Vertigo & Dizziness

“The Science of Vertigo”
David S. Zee, M.D.
“Diagnosing Strokes In Patients With Vertigo”
David Newman-Toker, M.D., Ph.D.

Vision

“The Science of How the Eye Works”
Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D.
“Visual Awareness and Reading”
Michael McCloskey, Ph.D.
“How Light Affects Our Brain, Our Mood, and Our Sleep”
Samer Hattar, Ph.D.
“3D Vision and the Brain”
Ed Connor, Ph.D.
 
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