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Big Brains
Big Brains
University of Chicago Podcast Network

Translating groundbreaking research into digestible brain food. Big Brains, little bites. Produced by the University of Chicago Podcast Network & Winner of... more

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Episodes

Is Mindfulness The Secret To Health?

Can you heal faster just by tricking your brain? Could you lose weight with only a change of mindset? Could... more

11 Jul 2024 · 33 minutes
Feeling Stuck? Here’s How To Achieve a Breakthrough, with Adam Alter

We've all been stuck at some point in our lives — whether we've been stuck at a job and wanting... more

27 Jun 2024 · 33 minutes
What Makes Something Memorable (or Forgettable?) with Wilma Bainbridge

There is a science to what we remember and what we don't. For instance, why do we remember certain pieces... more

13 Jun 2024 · 26 minutes
Learning To Speak To Whales Using AI, with David Gruber

If aliens landed on Earth tomorrow, how would we talk with them? Well, we already have a kind of creature... more

30 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Storm Warning: Why Hurricanes Are Growing Beyond Measure, with Michael Wehner

We all know that extreme weather events like hurricanes are getting worse due to climate change, but what scientists would... more

16 May 2024 · 27 minutes
How To Manifest Your Future Using Neuroscience, with James Doty

We've all heard the phrase "Manifest Your Destiny" when it comes to wanting that new promotion, figuring out a new... more

02 May 2024 · 31 minutes
Why We Die—And How We Can Live Longer, with Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan

They’re perhaps the oldest questions in the science: Why do we die? And could we find a way to live... more

18 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
What Dogs Are Teaching Us About Aging, with Daniel Promislow

Every dog owner has faced the hard realization that their dog won’t live as long as they do, but we’ve... more

04 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
Where Has Alzheimer’s Research Gone Wrong? with Karl Herrup

For more than a century, scientists have been studying Alzheimer’s disease and developing theories about its underlying cause. The leading... more

21 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
Why Breeding Millions of Mosquitoes Could Help Save Lives

Mosquito-borne diseases are one of the greatest global health threats, infecting around 700 million people every year with Zika virus,... more

07 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
Big Brains
Is Mindfulness The Secret To Health?
Big Brains