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The Takeaway

The decider: How your brain makes up its mind

Monday, February 02, 2009

It seems like there are two kinds of people: the ones who agonize over every decision and the ones who go with their gut. There’s the guy on line at the coffee house who takes ten minutes to decide on a latte and there’s the pilot who makes a split second decision to land a plane in the Hudson River. Neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer is the author of the new book, How We Decide, which explores what goes on in the brain when we make a decision.

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Nancy Andreasen

Friday, June 30, 2006

Wouldn't it be nice to find the little light bulb in your brain that goes off when you have a creative idea? Professor Nancy Andreasen, author of The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius, explains to Kurt about magnetic resonance imaging and what it can find in ...

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Radiolab

Where Am I?

Friday, May 05, 2006

Radiolab examines the connection between your brain and your body -- and what happens when it breaks.

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Commentary: The Metaphor Zone

Saturday, June 11, 2005

When a recent study came out that connected the dots between neuroscience and creativity, Kurt Andersen wanted to know more.

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Special Guest: Aryeh Lev Stollman

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Kurt Andersen and novelist and neuroradiologist Aryeh Lev Stollman talk about art and the brain.

Aryeh Lev Stollman is a neuroradiologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He's the author of the novels The Far Euphrates and The Illuminated Soul. Stollman's new book of short stories ...

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Vijay Iyer

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Vijay Iyer is a jazz pianist and composer as well as an accomplished cognitive scientist. His studies of the brain and the body actively shape how he perceives and makes music. Produced by Simon Rentner.

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The Brainwave Chick

Saturday, November 23, 2002

Artist and multi-media professor Paras Kaul is less interested in how our brain experiences art, and more concerned about harnessing the mysteries of what's inside the brain. She uses mental electricity itself as the raw material for her work.

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Repetition, Art, and the Brain

Saturday, August 24, 2002

What exactly is going on in our brains when we feed it the same thing over and over?

(Originally aired: February 14, 2002)

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Art and the Brain

Saturday, April 06, 2002

When you eat soup, does it taste pointy or round? When you listen to music, do you see colors? If so, then you might have synesthesia, a neurological condition where something stimulates one sense, but two senses respond. 

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Repetition, Art, and the Brain

Saturday, February 16, 2002

What exactly is going on in our brains when we feed it the same thing over and over?

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Music Therapy

Saturday, December 09, 2000

At Beth Abraham Hospital in the Bronx, music therapists give people who have lost the ability to talk a new way to communicate.  Produced by Jeff Lunden.

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