The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast hosts will interview Dr. Thomas Brown, a former Yale professor and current member of the clinical faculty of the Keck Medical School at the University of Southern California. Listen as we discuss Dr. Brown’s research and his work running an ADHD clinic.
Pay attention! Join Amelia Hallworth and Kelsie Cassell as they discuss attention science throughout life. We start with the neuroscience behind attention as a baby, discuss how children and adult’s attention is altered by technology, and finally look at the loss of attention in Alzheimer’s patients at the end of life. This episode is released in conjunction with and will feature research from the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine’s March 2019 issue on Attention Science.
For decades, researchers have debated whether or not animals make friends. “Friends” — the taboo “f word” — was generally put in quotes if it was used at all. But if you study the social networks of elephants, whales and other animals, it is clear that they have friends just like we do, according to Dr. Nicholas Christakis. Friendship, like other societal characteristics, evolved independently and convergently across species.
Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science, Dr. Christakis is a leading Yale sociologist and physician known for his research on human social networks and biosocial science. In this episode, he speaks with us about the ancient origins and modern implications of our common animality and his new book, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society.
YJBM editors and podcast hosts chat with David Hafler, the Chair of the Department of Neurology and Professor of Neurology and Immunobiology at Yale, about the connection between food and metabolism, the nervous system, and the immune system for our second episode about food and nutritional science.
We will be following up our first episode by interviewing a neuroscientist studying the visual cortex, Dr. Jess Cardin from the Department of Neuroscience at Yale. We will discuss our current understanding of visual processing, the role of visual cortex, her research interests, and more.
Want to learn more about your senses? In the first episode of two on Sensory Biology and Pain, the focus topic for the March 2018 issue of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, we will discuss how our sensory systems function, how they can become dysfunctional, and how we study them.