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Open your mind with Naked Neuroscience, the spine-tingling, interactive monthly exploration of the workings of the nervous system from the Naked Scientists.

Open your mind with Naked Neuroscience, the spine-tingling, interactive monthly exploration of the workings of the nervous system from the Naked Scientists.

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Open your mind with Naked Neuroscience, the spine-tingling, interactive monthly exploration of the workings of the nervous system from the Naked Scientists.

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English


Episodes

Inside the Mind

4/23/2021
This month we're pondering the mysterious mind - what is it? Are us humans unique in having one? And where does the brain fit in? Plus we chat over some of the latest neuroscience news with local experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:36:33

Eating for Your Nervous System

3/25/2021
We all know that vegetables and fruits are good for us - high in fibre, lots of vitamins. But what good do they actually do the brain? Do certain foods really benefit our nervous systems? How does this work? Can food actually prevent neurological issues? Well that's what Katie Haylor wants to find out in this month's Naked Neuroscience... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:47:20

I'm soooo bored!

2/23/2021
This month - we're boring into boredom! What does it mean to be bored? Should we embrace it? Should we avoid it? How do you get through it? Stick with us to find out... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:45:58

Hallucination Science

1/28/2021
From internal vision to things that appear to go bump in the night, we're talking about hallucinations. Plus, as usual, we're joined by our local experts to digest some of the latest neuroscience news...https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hallucinations Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:47:26

Dogs vs Cats: the Human-Pet Relationship

12/17/2020
It's nearly Christmas! Grab a mince pie and get comfy as this month Naked Neuroscience navigates the relationships we have with our pets. What makes some cat noises so annoying? Why are we such suckers for a cute dog? Plus, of course, some of the latest neuroscience news from our Cambridge-based experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:37:31

A Walk in the Park

11/20/2020
This month, take a stroll outside as Naked Neuroscience hears about the brain benefits of exercise, and the ways in which the great outdoors can do us good. Plus, as usual, we're joined by our local experts to digest some of the latest neuroscience news... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:37:56

Food on the Brain

10/21/2020
Snacking, craving and the microbiome! This month Naked Neuroscience looks at what's going on in the brain when we're hungry and thirsty... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:44:54

Having a Laugh, Throughout Life

9/21/2020
Last month, we considered animals at play. And this month, Katie Haylor is joined by a couple of guests to consider the importance of play in human animals - from little kids, right into adulthood... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:42:08

Larking About: Play Science

8/25/2020
This month and the next, we're having a laugh! We'll be getting stuck in to the science of play. What exactly is play? Why bother? And are we playing enough? Plus some of the latest from the world of neuroscience news with our local experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:34:32

Migraine on the Brain

7/19/2020
This month, we're digging deeper into the world of headaches, asking what's going on in the brain when a migraine occurs? And meet the stripes that can do your head in... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:44:30

Honing in on Headaches

6/18/2020
Nearly everyone has had one, with some merely a nuisance and others severely debilitating.... we're honing in on headaches in this and the next episode of Naked Neuroscience. Plus, we're talking about the latest neuroscience news with our local experts! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:30:39

The mind under lockdown

5/26/2020
This month, we're lifting the lid on the mind under lockdown. What's going on in the brain when you're having a virtual conversation, compared to one face to face? Could teenagers' mental wellbeing relate to whether they adhere to social distancing? And how to look after your mental health, whatever your situation... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:42:39

Brain development - decisions, decisions...

4/21/2020
This month, we're talking development and decisions. From some of the cellular decisions involved in actually making a brain, to delving into teenage decision making... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:39:17

Colour on the Brain - part 2

3/20/2020
This month - Naked Neuroscience continues its colourful journey! We're exploring amazing animal colour vision, colour perception and development, and how colour relates to emotion. Plus, some of the latest neuroscience news from our local experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:36:51

Colour on the Brain - part 1

2/21/2020
Be it burnt orange, millenial pink, inky black, dusky, deep purple, colour is everywhere! Over the February and March 2020 episodes of Naked Neuroscience, we're opening up the paint box of colour. In this episode Katie Haylor will be putting her retinas to the test at the optometrists, and finding out about how we actually see colour in the first place. Plus, some neuroscience news from our local experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:33:15

Coming off Antidepressants

1/19/2020
This month - with about 1 in 10 people in the UK on antidepressant drugs, we're asking what's it like to come off of these medications? How well is this change managed? And how can this be improved? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:41:47

When Gaming Gets Out of Control

12/19/2019
This month, we're getting to grips with gaming disorder. With the NHS's first specialist clinic to help people with gaming disorder now open, we're asking what's it like to be addicted to gaming, and what can be done to help? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:34:07

Anxiety and Sex: Naked Neuroscience top up!

12/18/2019
Welcome to a bonus episode of Naked Neuroscience, the podcast exploring the workings of the brain and the nervous system, in our bodies and beyond. In this short show Katie Haylor chats to Anglia Ruskin University perceptual psychologist Helen Keyes and Cambridge University cognitive neuroscientist Duncan Astle about a few neuroscience news stories they looked at back in November 2019. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:13:08

Go with your gut

11/20/2019
This month - we're riffing around the concept of "gut feelings". In a digestive sense, an emotional sense, and asking whether these concepts overlap at all... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:33:05

Understanding addiction

10/20/2019
This month, we're dipping our toes into addiction. What exactly is addiction? Who is likely to become addicted? And what's going on in the brain? Plus, stimulating better short term memory, and linguistic tricks that might make us more susceptible to fake news... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:39:00