Jesse speaks with Dr. David Bellinger, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Research Associate in Neurology and Psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Bellinger explains how neurotoxins in our environment affect our development and tells us how we can best protect our brains and the brains of our children.
We’ll also hear about neural net computers that are slowly-but-surely catching up to primates in their ability to process visual information, and how our brains’ processing speeds could affect our eating habits.
This Week in Neuroscience: Computers' Visual Neural Networks Catch Up to Primate Brains
iTunes Review thank-yous
Listener email regarding Episode 56: Ketosis Vs Cancer, and plans for a group 7-day water fast
Introduction to Dr. David Bellinger and the toxins that threaten our brains
What are the greatest neurotxic dangers in our current environment and what can we do to avoid them?
Potecting the brains of teenage and adult brains as opposed to those of children and pregnant women
Only One Chance by Philippe Grandjean
Where is the optimum environment for healthy brain development?
Leaded gasoline: a decades-long experiment in mazimizing population exposure to brain poison
Are we "dumber" now than 150 years ago?
Is Fluoride dangerous?
Ethanol and brain development
How we've collectively lost an estimated 41 million IQ points
Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: How Your Brain's Speed of Processing Affects Dietary Self-Control