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Naked Neuroscience - A spine-tingling interactive exploration of the brain, from the Naked Scientists

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How Do We Remember?

11/20/2018
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This month - what exactly is a memory? How does the brain suppress unwanted memories, and what can we do to improve our own memory? Plus, news hot off the press, and do our brains have their wires crossed?

Duration:00:40:49

Fear on the Brain

10/20/2018
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This month, we're peaking out from behind the sofa at the science of fear. Why are some of us so scared of seemingly harmless things? What's going on in the brain when we're frightened? And does cheese really give you nightmares?

Duration:00:34:55

Criminal Minds?

3/20/2015
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What power does science have? We explore the influence of neuroscience in the courtrooms. Could brain scans shape prison sentences? Can it predict who will re-offend? We put the brain on trial with Cambridge University's Neuroscience and Public Policy Research Initiatives.

Duration:00:34:56

Botox, Anybody?

2/20/2015
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Botox injections in the nervous system, keeping brain tissue alive, and the shifting axis of scientific influence...

Duration:00:30:38

A Brainy Man on a Mission

1/20/2015
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From rags to riches: how a fruit stall selling boy became a brain surgeon and, inspired by the NHS, built a community hospital and neuroscience institute back in his homeland of Kolkata. We meet the President of India who opened the institute, and speak with the patients being treated there...

Duration:00:33:17

The Wanderings of a Naked Brain

12/20/2014
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This month we'll be trotting the globe to open our minds! We soak up some naked brain wanderings, including visiting the banja, a Russian sauna, to be whipped by birch leaves. Plus, from the States, we'll meet the caring Robot trio, designed to help look after our increasingly elderly population, we'll visit a Brain Bank in New Zealand, keep fruit flies awake in Milan AND back in the UK meet a rocking professor who's addressing scientific gender inequality with music.

Duration:00:34:35

Blame the Brain?

11/19/2014
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Putting the brain on trial: did your brain make you do it? Neuroscience in the courtroom exposed. Plus the dark side of new neurotechnologies and do we have free will or are our actions pre-determined?

Duration:00:33:41

Robots in Society

11/18/2014
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Meet Brian, the robot programmed to help look after the elderly. Plus we explore the role of robots in combat and in the classroom and we explore the ethics of how science shapes society. This special Naked Neuroscience podcast series, supported by the Wellcome Trust, reports from the International Neuroethics Society annual meeting at the AAAS headquarters in Washington DC and features guest robots Brian, Casper and Tangy, as well as human contributors Goldie Nejat, Barbara Sahakian, Paul...

Duration:00:25:38

Peering into the Human Brain

11/17/2014
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Millions invested in brain research across the globe. It's the decade of the brain. But how will the results shape our future societies?

Duration:00:27:59

The Importance of Play

10/20/2014
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We examine the child brain: looking how the Victorians viewed babies, ask could early childhood stress, like changing schools, parents divorcing or having an anxious, overbearing mother, EVER be a good thing? Plus we examine the brains of young criminals and ask could brain anatomy and activity findings better inform youth rehabilitation services.....

Duration:00:37:16

Teenage Kicks on the Brain

9/19/2014
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Does smoking dope decrease your potential for pleasure? How the simple act of dieting can rewire brain and a blood test for depression. Reporting from the British Association for Psychopharmacology 2014 Forum.

Duration:00:31:07

A Wired Society

8/20/2014
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Memory boosting drugs, the military, the legal system and enhancing athletes mental focus and muscle tone. Where should neuroscience stop? How a revolution in technology is bringing an unprecedented flood of information about the brain and with this, concerns over use.

Duration:00:31:37

Remembering to live to a ripe old age

8/6/2014
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Hello I'm Naked Scientist Hannah Critchlow and I'm concerned about aging. Alzheimer's disease affects around half a million of us in the UK alone, and this number is predicted to increase as the population gets older. However, this week a study suggested that up to a third of cases could be preventable just by changing the way that we live. I spoke to Carol Brayne, Professor of Public Health at Cambridge University. In a collaboration spanning countries, researchers analysed data published...

Duration:00:08:12

Is your sleep account in credit?

7/8/2014
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Fruit flies to understand getting our sleep bank account in credit, how we perceive passing of time to help make up our minds in tricky situations. Plus in the news, people prefer shocks to thought. How long could you be left alone with your thoughts? 10 seconds? A minute? Reporting from the Federation of Neurosciences Society Forum in Milan on the hot breaking neuroscience research.

Duration:00:27:44

Morality and Motivation

7/6/2014
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Would you kill a person to save five others? Does religion evade morality by omission? And can you tweak people's motivations? Reporting on Morality and Motivation in Milan, with breaking hot neuroscience research presented at the FENS 2014 conference.

Duration:00:31:25

Can chocolate make you happy?

6/20/2014
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Beat anxiety, form healthy habits and induce a happy state of mind. We open our minds by tackling your questions about the brain.

Duration:00:57:28

Addressing Autism

5/20/2014
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Could environmental pollutants play a role? Why is autism sometimes thought of as simply extreme male behaviours? And since genetics are involved, could you diagnose newly born babies and start treating? We get to grips with this often misunderstood condition.

Duration:00:31:08

Inside Alzheimers

4/20/2014
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How are memories formed and lost? Is Alzheimer's just an extreme version of normal ageing? And to what extent does genetics play a role? Can we protect ourselves from developing the disease? We get our head around the disease with Alzheimer's Research UK.

Duration:00:31:22

Genetic tests for psychiatry?

3/20/2014
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Why are some psychiatric illnesses, like anxiety and depression, on the increase? Could conditions, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, confer an evolutionary advantage? And is it ethical to screen babies for future brain disorders?

Duration:00:30:49

Brainy Babies!

2/24/2014
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Should you raise your baby to be bilingual? Are video games rotting or rejuvenating children's brains? We find out! Plus in the news, personalised breast milk, modelling the brain with computers, how crude oil spills affect tuna and the next step towards nuclear fusion.

Duration:00:55:53