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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Neuroscience Pioneer; Congestion Pricing; Middle East Unrest

Friday, February 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Neuroscience Pioneer (First) | Congestion Pricing (Starts at (20:52) | Middle East Unrest (Starts at 50:51)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Neuroscience Pioneer Reflects

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Michael Gazzaniga, who's known as the "the father of cognitive neuroscience," looks back on his career, from his days at Dartmouth through his discovery of the "split-brain" and beyond. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Parents' Manual to the Teenage Brain

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development in learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making.

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On The Media

The Case for Boredom

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The podcast New Tech City has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. 
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New Tech City

What 95 Minutes of Phone Time a Day Does to Us

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Prepare for our week of Bored and Brilliant challenges with a peek at the data we're gathering on how much you use your phones and the science behind why it matters for your brain.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What the Future Has in Store for Your Brain

Friday, January 23, 2015

For this week's Please Explain, guest host Manoush Zomorodi heads to the frontiers of neuroscience.

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New Tech City

The Case for Boredom

Monday, January 12, 2015

We're kicking off New Tech City's biggest project yet. It's called Bored & Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out. Our goal is to get you rethinking our relationship with technology.  

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Radiolab

Eagle Eyes

Monday, October 20, 2014

Neuroscientist David Eagleman is building a vest to help deaf people hear, and it may be a whole new way of experiencing our world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Master Information Overload Using Neuroscience

Monday, October 13, 2014

A psychologist and neuroscientist explains how new research into attention and memory can help us navigate information overload.

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The Takeaway

Why Daydreaming & Distractions Can Help Us Learn

Friday, September 05, 2014

New neuroscience research has upended common assumptions about the best study strategies. A new book examines the science and best practices for learning.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Radiolab Edition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin, and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, introduce stories about time, love, and identity.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Multi-Task and Better Manage Your Time at Home and at Work

Monday, August 18, 2014

A psychologist and neuroscientist explains how new research into attention and memory can help us navigate information overload.

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The Takeaway

Take a Real Vacation

Friday, August 15, 2014

Science says your brain needs it.

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On Being

Adele Diamond — The Science of Attention [remix]

Thursday, August 07, 2014

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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On Being

[Unedited] Adele Diamond with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 07, 2014

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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The Takeaway

Is Morgan Freeman Lying To You About Your Brain?

Friday, July 25, 2014

The new movie “Lucy” is based on the oft-cited statistic that we only use 10 percent of our brains. But is 90 percent of your brain really just untapped potential?

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The Takeaway

Turning to Brain Scans to Find Consciousness

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thanks to improved trauma care, more people are surviving brain injuries. But many patients end up in vegetative or minimally conscious states. A look at the tools and technology that better identifies hidden consciousness.

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The Takeaway

The Biology of Intimacy & Making Love Last

Friday, February 14, 2014

How do we make love last? Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and professor at the Center for Human Evolution Studies at Rutgers, explains her recent research on the scientific underpinnings of long-lasting romance. The Takeaway also gets relationship advice from one couple, Jack Connelly and Bob Gaither, who began dating 37 years ago, in the late 1970s. At that time, they truly defied the odds as a gay couple and an interracial couple. They share their story, along with the relationship lessons they've learned over the past few decades together.

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Radiolab

Who's Got A Pregnant Brain?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Something happened to dolphins. Then it happened to humans. Both creatures had good-sized brains when, for reasons no one truly understands, dolphin brains suddenly got larger and larger, until — 15 million years ago — they stopped growing. Two million years ago it was our turn. Our brains went from the size of an orange to the size of a cantaloupe. Why the start? Why the stop? Who's next?

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On Being

Joan Halifax — Compassion's Edge States and Caring Better [remix]

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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