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Oct 16, 2020

From drug cocktails to deep brain stimulation, there is new hope for brain-injured patients with "locked-in syndrome”  in minimally conscious states. Dr. Nicholas Schiff, Professor of Neuroscience at the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine, tells the dramatic stories of...


Oct 2, 2020

What happens in our brains when we’re confronted with decisions? And why do some people dread making decisions more than others? Dr. Gregory Berns, neuroscientist and Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, explains that there are different brain systems involved in the decisions we make. When faced with...


Sep 18, 2020

​Dogs and the humans who cherish them have a unique bond unlike any other. We wonder all too often, do our dogs love us as much as we love them? What are they really thinking? Are we projecting our own feelings onto t​hese treasured family members in trying to understand them? Emory University neuroscientist Dr....


Sep 4, 2020

Our thoughts about the future are directly influenced by past memories and our deepest emotions. Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Professor of Neural Science at NYU, gives us an intriguing look at the areas of the brain that create the uniquely human experience of consciousness and how our ability to mentally "time travel” allows...


Aug 21, 2020

The pandemic has produced a dramatic new wave of loneliness for those coping with loss, grief, and social isolation.   Although the feeling of loneliness is not a medical condition, it can easily transition into the clinical disorders of depression and anxiety.  Dr. Richard Friedman, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at...