Wired to be Weird
By Ian McLaughlin & Bo Allen
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Tearing down the pay-wall that separates people from the research they pay for
||CleanMarshmallows & Prisoners: two classic studies are redefined||What we thought we knew about the marshmallow test & Stanford Prison experiment appear to be incorrect.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaurel & Yanni, migraine treatment, Alzheimers & excersize, universality of music||We chat about 3 new topics, as well as the recent debate between the Laurels & the Yannis.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Humans Use Pheromones?||How much does the sense of smell guide human attraction?||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeuroByte - IQ & Psychiatry + A Cause of Dyslexia||A study exploring a possible relationship between high IQ scores and both psychiatric & physiological illnesses, and a discovery of a basis for dyslexia within the retina||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeuroByte - Neurons talking like viruses, & is your mind's eye blind?||A new way that neurons communicate with one another has been discovered, and there may be a novel condition that describes a difference in how vividly people can truly visualize imagined images.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs addiction a disease or a disorder? (Part 2)||We discuss some of the arguments that support the claims that addiction is a disease vs. a disorder, and come to a conclusion||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs addiction a disease or a disorder? (Part 1)||We chat about the history of addiction, the debate as to whether it's a disease or a disorder, and how perceptions of drug use have changed over time||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeuralink - Brain Computer Interfaces (Part 2)||Part 2 of a discussion about Elon Musk's new company, Neuralink. Here, we focus on what it might be like if they succeed.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeuralink - Elon Musk's Next Adventure (Part 1)||Part 1 of a conversation about Neuralink, the brain-computer interface company that Elon Musk announced.||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Deja Vu?||We discuss how and why deja vu occurs, as well as what it can teach us about human consciousness and the ability to trick people into believing false claims.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCannabis & Humans Part 2||We discuss everything from cannabis genetics to the genetics of the humans that smoke, vaporize, and eat it - as well as long-term consequences and potential therapeutic benefits||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCannabis & Humans Part 1||What do we know, or can we know, about the effects of cannabis on our health?||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do we dream? Part 2||Part 2 of our chat about dreams: why & how do we lucid dream, can we record our dreams like movies, why do we sleep walk?||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do we dream? Part 1||We chat about why and how humans dream, if animals dream, and why dreaming may be central to how human consciousness develops||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is anxiety? Part 2||Part 2 of our discussion about anxiety. We get into the nitty-gritty details in this one||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is anxiety?||First in a series of discussions about emotions. Here, Bo and I chat about the big picture of why we feel anxiety & fear, and where it came from.||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do birds suddenly appear?||Why are we capable of falling in, and out, of love?||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom uppers to downers and everything in between.||A brief chat about drugs, how they work, how they're different, and what we can learn from them||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does psychotic mean?||We chat about what psychosis is, what it feels and looks like, why and to whom it happens, how it affects dreams, the roles stress and drugs can play, and strategies to prevent it from happening.||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's in a face?||Facial perception affects your life in ways you probably can't imagine||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat are Alzheimer's & Dementia?||We discuss an overview of what Alzheimer's & dementia are, why they occur, and potential treatment strategies. Literature used: Nelson L, Tabet N. Slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease; what works?Ageing Res Rev. 2015 Sep;23(Pt B):193-209. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2015.07.002. Epub 2015 Jul 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 26219494.Kumar A, Nisha CM, Silakari C, Sharma I, Anusha K, Gupta N, Nair P, Tripathi T, Kumar A. Current and novel therapeutic molecules and targets in Alzheimer's disease. J Formos Med Assoc. 2016 Jan;115(1):3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2015.04.001. Epub 2015 Jul 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 26220908.Mitchell SL. CLINICAL PRACTICE. Advanced Dementia. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 25;372(26):2533-40. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcp1412652. Review. PubMed PMID: 26107053; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4539157.Sindi S, Mangialasche F, Kivipelto M. Advances in the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease. F1000Prime Rep. 2015 May 12;7:50. doi: 10.12703/P7-50. eCollection 2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 26097723; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4447057.Morris MC, Tangney CC, Wang Y, Sacks FM, Bennett DA, Aggarwal NT. MIND diet associated with reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2015 Sep;11(9):1007-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2014.11.009. Epub 2015 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 25681666; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4532650.||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is addiction?||How does addiction come about in the brain?||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the brain?||A pretty dense episode...||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Keep an ear on this guy...
I've watched Ian's Periscopes and he very engaging and informative. This podcast takes it even a little further. Yes, he may have had too many cups of coffee but you will find yourself leaning forward to catch the next sentence as it flys by you.
yes, I've listen to Ian on periscope and found this guy is amazingly informative and smart. listen to Ian to learn about brain and all of its wonderful and mysterious works.
Great companion to his periscope broadcasts
Ian and Bo sound-- ARE --so great together. His scopes are super informative but usually fast paced...he answers lots of questions pretty thoroughly. The podcast is more informative at a slower pace on a single topic related to the human brain.