February 12, 2015 Fringe, Neuroscience, Podcast 1 Comment

Episode 64


For our Valentine’s Day “adults-only” edition of Smart Drug Smarts, we’re joined by Dr. David Peters from Tidewater Women’s & LGBT Primary Care Center.  Dr. Peters explains to us the structural and hormonal differences between male versus female brains, how the “gender reassignment” process works, and the basics of what makes males male, and females female.

We’ll also learn some interesting effects of positive affirmation, and how women with multiple oral sex partners could be lowering their risk of certain health issues.

Episode Highlights

0:32Introduction to Dr. David Peters and and a listener discretion warning for the episode's theme
2:47This Week in Neuroscience: A Simple Intervention Can Make Your Brain More Receptive To Health Advice
5:05A quick correction on Episode 63: IARPA – Tax Dollars, Sci-Fi Goals, And Your Brain
5:54Our Water Fast Week Forum spawns a real-life SDS meet-up!
6:32Some background on (and a preemptive apology for) our titilating Valentine's Day topic
7:49Structural vs hormonal differences in the male and female brain
10:33The effects of testosterone and estrogen on the brain and an educated guess related to the research mentioned in Episode 62: Brain Changes From “The Pill”?
13:26Sterotypes and Divisions of maleness and femaleness
15:36Vasopressin – the "cheating gene?"
16:47Gender vs sex, how opting for the change is becoming more acceptable in the media, and how pre-puberty treatments can make the switching process more seamless
20:34A more in-depth look at the sex-change process, specifically in young people
23:02When is the best time to start therapy, what causes gender and sex to be different in an individual, and how do people know?
24:58Cases in the media that make it more acceptable for people to seek medical advice
26:16The advances in sex-change surgeries, the relative difficulties changing from each sex to the other, and places in the world that are most accepting of the procedures
27:54How do a "fake" genitalia work?
29:51How doctors get into transgender medicine
30:35How do hormones affect the brains of patients undergoing sex-changes?
33:04Jesse's thoughts on "surgeries of the future"
34:02Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: How Women With Multiple Oral-Sex Partners Could Be Protecting Their Health
36:05(For Axon users) Show notes online here
Written by Rhiannan Roe
Rhiannan Roe is a writer, editor and unapologetic champion of self-improvement. Combining her passions has led to her helping several start-ups across three continents. In her spare time she travels, collects stories from inspiring people, and fruitlessly endeavors to read every book ever written.
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