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

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Understanding addiction

10/20/2019
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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

Making moves

9/20/2019
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This month - what's going on in the brain that allows us to move? How might control over our movements change as we age? And why do armies march in time with each other? We're mulling over the neuroscience of movement. Plus, we'll be taking a stroll through the latest neuroscience news, with the help of local experts. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:39:15

The Lonely Mind

8/20/2019
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This month, we're unpicking the neuroscience of loneliness, asking: Why do so many of us get lonely, what's happening in the brain when we are lonely, and what can be done to help? Plus, we'll be peeling back the science on some of the latest neuroscience research, with the help of local experts Helen Keyes and Duncan Astle. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:44:45

How Do I Smell?

7/20/2019
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This month, we're talking smelly neuroscience! Can how we smell, and what we smell like, say anything about our health? Plus, we pick apart some of the latest neuroscience papers with the help of local experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:38:56

Getting serious on sleep

6/19/2019
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This month - are we taking sleep seriously enough? Should we be changing the way we view it? We're talking sleep and mental health, body clocks and genes, and sleep's impact on learning and memory. Plus, we'll be diving into some neuroscience news with the help of some local experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:37:34

Naked Neuroscience news roundup!

5/20/2019
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This month - from digging into dementia, to asking "are bigger brains always better?", we've had a glut of neuroscience news harvested in the naked scientists office, so prepare for a neuroscience news round up. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:37:13

Can Music be Medicine?

4/19/2019
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This month, Naked Neuroscience is putting music therapy under the microscope. We're tuning into the therapeutic properties of tunes, asking - what actually is music therapy? What health conditions can music therapy treat? And what's it actually doing to the brain? Plus, we'll be picking apart some of the latest neuroscience research, with the help of our local experts. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:39:08

Uncovering Consciousness

3/19/2019
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This month, Naked Neuroscience is delving into the curious concept of consciousness - asking what exactly is it? Why should scientists study it? And what has the unconscious mind got to do with generating ideas? We speak to Cambridge University's Tristan Bekinschtein and scientist, screenwriter and author Leonard Mlodinow. Plus, we take a slice of the latest neuroscience news and digest it, with the help of local experts Duncan Astle from Cambridge University and Helen Keyes from Anglia...

Duration:00:32:51

Best Behaviour: Rolling out Change

2/19/2019
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This month, Naked Neuroscience is back at the Rosenthal Symposuim conference on changing behaviour for the healthier, organised by the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the US National Academy of Medicine. How can healthy behaviour changes be implemented in individuals and across a whole population? Plus, we're plucking out a couple of papers from the latest neuroscience research, with the help of some local experts. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:34:01

Best Behaviour: Neuroscience and Health

1/19/2019
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This month we're lifting the lid on health-related behaviour at the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and USA National Academy of Medicine's Rosenthal Symposium. We're asking what neuroscience can tell us about why we tend to overdo it on the cake, despite knowing we shouldn't, and looking at how understanding behaviour can help us change it for the healthier. Plus, we'll discover what's hot off the neuroscience newsreel with the help of some local experts. Like this podcast? Please help us by...

Duration:00:37:39

Nerves on the Edge

12/19/2018
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This month, we're peeling back the science of the peripheral nervous system, looking at some of the injuries it can sustain, and taking a closer look at exciting new developments on the horizon for treatment. Plus, we'll be digging into the latest neuroscience news with the help of some local experts. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:34:06

How Do We Remember?

11/19/2018
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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? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:40:49

Scary Science: Fear in the Brain

10/19/2018
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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? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:34:55

Criminal Minds?

3/19/2015
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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. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:34:56

Botox, Anybody?

2/19/2015
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Botox injections in the nervous system, keeping brain tissue alive, and the shifting axis of scientific influence... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:30:38

A Brainy Man on a Mission

1/19/2015
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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... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:33:17

The Wanderings of a Naked Brain

12/19/2014
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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. Like this podcast?...

Duration:00:34:35

Blame the Brain?

11/18/2014
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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? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:33:41

Robots in Society

11/17/2014
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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

11/16/2014
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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? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:27:59