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Music and the Brain

Music is something beloved of people everywhere — or at least, 98% of them (no joke – details within). Not surprisingly, music can provoke complex brain responses, both in terms of short term emotion and long-term learning and perceptual awareness. Join doctors Robert Zatorre and Assal Habibi to learn more from the cutting edge of neuroscience and musicology.

How much of intelligence is inherited?

When it comes to intelligence, which is more important: nature or nurture?

Vitex with Matt Legge

Vitex will boost your mood, give you more energy, and cure your man boobs.

Lead toxicity

Jesse talks with Dr. David Bellinger about the mechanisms by which lead lowers IQ, and the challenges (and opportunities) of finding a lasting solution to environmental lead exposure.

Microdosing LSD with Dr. James Fadiman

Here’s why psychedelics aren’t just a hippy phenomenon.

Rethinking addiction

Are addicts just greedy, selfish people who want more pleasure than everyone else? It’s time to rethink addiction.

Lithium

Lithium has long been a standard treatment for mania and Bipolar Disorder. But this might be only the tip of an iceberg of usefulness to human brains and bodies. Dr. De-Maw Chuang explains.

It’s a two-for-one: Dr. Martin Monti and Dr. Kathleen Bell talk to us about the nature of traumatic brain injuries, when it’s a “no brainer” to go see a doctor, and how to create a brain resilient to injury.

white noise and focus

Where do you go to get focused work done? Library? Busy coffee shop? Noisy environments are actually better for focus, but only for certain people.

You probably ate something toxic today. But don’t panic! It was actually good for you.

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