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This edition: Science and the Brain

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 10, 2015.

First aired: January 27, 2015.

• Dr. Max Gomez maps out the parts of the brain to explain where our functions come from.

• Donna Hanover looks at advancements in research for ALS.

• Andrew Falzon finds an innovative software that may help treat Dementia with more accuracy.

• Mike Gilliam explores the possibility that our brains might be making decisions while we are sleep.

• Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson talks with experts to learn the best ways for children to develop their brains.

For More Information:
Brain Mapping -
Decisions While You Sleep -

Guest List

Eiman Azim, PhD Neuroscientist, Jessell Lab, Columbia University

Dr. Melanie Brickman Stynes, PhD, MSc Director of Life Sciences Conferences, New York Academy of Sciences

Dr. David J. Chalif Chief Neurovascular Neurosurgery, North Shore LIJ

Valerie Estess Director of Research, Project A.L.S.

Thomas Jessell Neuroscientist, Jessell Lab, Columbia University

Amy Kuceyeski, PhD Weill-Cornell Medical College

Dr. Catherine Monk Associate Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

Ashish Raj, PhD Weill-Cornell Medical College

Dr. Andrew Westwood Sleep Expert, NY Prebyterian Columbia University Medical Center

Web Extras

Conferences at the NYAS

New York Academy of Sciences shares the process in which scientific conferences are chosen.

What is the NYAS?

Dr. Melanie Brickman Stynes gives a brief overview of the New York Academy of Sciences.

What is PREPP?

Dr. Catherine Monk explains one intervention study that may prevent postpartum depression.
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