Jul 30, 2013 | 27:29Think About It Back to Nature Audio
Think About It Back to Nature Jul 30, 2013 | 27:29Is a simple walk in the forest enough to counteract the stressful effects of modern living? Research is showing the brain benefits by getting back to nature – from the foods we eat, to the pets we keep and to the places we go to relax.
Jul 2, 2013 | 27:29Think About It Neuro-gastronomy Audio
Think About It Neuro-gastronomy Jul 2, 2013 | 27:29When you sip that first cup of coffee in the morning, don’t go asking your taste buds what they think. Ask your brain. This week we follow the food from the store to the kitchen to the plate down the hatch and into the brain.
Aug 5, 2013 | 4:02Think About It Brainiacs Book Club - Robert Provine Audio
Think About It Brainiacs Book Club - Robert Provine Aug 5, 2013 | 4:02Hahaha! You'll be laughing when you realize all the misunderstandings we have about laughter, what it means, and where it comes from. This week Dr. Robert Provine breaks down another way to think about it on the Brainiac Book Club.
Aug 27, 2013 | 27:29Think About It Riding the brainwaves Audio
Think About It Riding the brainwaves Aug 27, 2013 | 27:29The decade of the brain, the brain mapping programs, the explosion in neuroscience globally – these have all brought about a new understanding of the three pounds of meat stuffed into our noggins. We explore what it means for the future of neuroscience.
Jun 25, 2013 | 27:29Think About It Brain 101 Audio
Think About It Brain 101 Jun 25, 2013 | 27:29The brain was once thought of as a place where demons crept, a pump that sent fluids coursing through the body, an organ separate from the mind. Hear from neuroscientists about the checkered history of brain science and its promising future.
Jul 9, 2013 | 27:29Think About It Music and Dance Audio
Think About It Music and Dance Jul 9, 2013 | 27:29The old saying is true ... it does take two to tango - you and your brain. Lace up your dancing shoes, join the chorus and ride an "action potential" down the axon of a neuron in this show that explains your brain on music and dance.
Jul 16, 2013 | 27:29Think About It The Brain's Eye View Audio
Think About It The Brain's Eye View Jul 16, 2013 | 27:29Our eyes dart about all day long. Researchers estimate we make 200 thousand eye movements each day. And those eye movements can tell a lot about what we are thinking. It turns out we don’t see with our eyes ... we see with our brains.
Jul 23, 2013 | 27:29Think About It Decisions Audio
Think About It Decisions Jul 23, 2013 | 27:29Decisions decisions decisions. We make hundreds a day. Neuroscientists don’t have the whole picture yet on how we make decisions but they do know about one part of the process - the reward system. Listen to find out how it is triggered.