The study of consciousness has only recently entered the sight lines of neuroscientists. For the podcast All in the Mind, Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman joins host Natasha Mitchell to discuss how brain science can probe the essence of consciousness. In another episode, Mitchell investigates the effectiveness of psychological debriefing, a technique aimed at helping people process traumatic events. She also interviews prominent neuroscientist Fred Gage about the brain’s ability to make new cells into adulthood and how this discovery might one day serve to treat brain disease or damage.
Why do we find music so pleasurable? According to new research, listening to your favorite tunes causes dopamine to flood the brain, reaching a peak at just the moment when you experience maximum emotional arousal. Join Kerri Smith as she explains these findings and more. Every month Smith hosts NeuroPod, a neuroscience podcast from the journal Nature that delves into the latest research on the brain. In recent episodes, Smith has recounted how certain molecules may boost memory and how scientists uncovered the neural pathways linked with Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia.
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