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Emery Brown

16 Podcast Episodes

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A Fireside Chat with Anesthesiologist Emery Brown

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In 1846, Dr. John Collins Warren and William T. G. Morton performed the first public demonstration of surgery under an anesthetic. Today, anesthesiologist and statistician Emery Brown combines his fields of expertise and applies a computational approach to answer questions about neuroscience and to research how anesthetics interact with the central nervous system. Brown is a faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard, and MIT, and in this episode, he highlights that, while anesthesia practices in the operating room have evolved over the 175 years since Warren and Morton’s first anesthesia demonstration, medical understanding of how anesthetics work is still limited. His work pioneers a new approach to administering anesthetics to patients—by reading and using electrical activity in the brain to determine the appropriate dose of anesthetic. Brown’s curiosity is inspiring, as his exploration of diverse interests expands beyond biomedicine to foreign languages—in this episode, he also speaks on his approach to language learning and how he utilizes language learning in a clinical context. Music by Kevin MacLeod licensed under CC BY 4.0.

43mins

21 Jul 2021

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Emery Brown and the Truth About Anesthesia

The Joy of x

Anesthesia is very different from sleep — which is why it offers unique opportunities for studying the human brain, says the physician-researcher and statistician Emery Brown. The post Emery Brown and the Truth About Anesthesia first appeared on Quanta Magazine

40mins

26 Apr 2021

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Emery Brown Part 2: The Dynamics of the Brain Under Anesthesia

iBiology Videos

All general anesthetics act in the brain stem region to induce slow brain oscillations. Brown shares EEG spectrograms that clearly show that the brain response to anesthesia varies with age. Younger brains show strong oscillations while those of older brains show weaker oscillations.  Interestingly, not all brains “age” at the same rate. By using EEG spectrogram to visualize brain dynamics, anesthesiologists can optimize drug dosage for individual patients. Brown closes his talk by presenting recent research suggesting that it may be possible to “turn the brain back on” after general anesthesia as a way to speed patient recovery.

34mins

3 Nov 2020

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Emery Brown Part 2: The Dynamics of the Brain Under Anesthesia

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All general anesthetics act in the brain stem region to induce slow brain oscillations. Brown shares EEG spectrograms that clearly show that the brain response to anesthesia varies with age. Younger brains show strong oscillations while those of older brains show weaker oscillations.  Interestingly, not all brains “age” at the same rate. By using EEG spectrogram to visualize brain dynamics, anesthesiologists can optimize drug dosage for individual patients. Brown closes his talk by presenting recent research suggesting that it may be possible to “turn the brain back on” after general anesthesia as a way to speed patient recovery.

33mins

3 Nov 2020

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Emery Brown Part 2: The Dynamics of the Brain Under Anesthesia

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All general anesthetics act in the brain stem region to induce slow brain oscillations. Brown shares EEG spectrograms that clearly show that the brain response to anesthesia varies with age. Younger brains show strong oscillations while those of older brains show weaker oscillations.  Interestingly, not all brains “age” at the same rate. By using EEG spectrogram to visualize brain dynamics, anesthesiologists can optimize drug dosage for individual patients. Brown closes his talk by presenting recent research suggesting that it may be possible to “turn the brain back on” after general anesthesia as a way to speed patient recovery.

34mins

3 Nov 2020

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Emery Brown Part 1: Unconsciousness Under General Anesthetic is a Dynamic State

iBiology Videos

What happens to your brain when you are under general anesthesia? Dr. Emery Brown explains that under general anesthesia your brain is not turned off but is very dynamic. Electrical oscillations in the brain can be recorded using an electroencephalogram (EEG).  Brown shows how oscillations induced by anesthesia interfere with normal communication between different regions of the brain. By following oscillations of different frequencies, it is possible to monitor and adjust a patient’s level of unconsciousness under anesthesia.

42mins

3 Nov 2020

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Emery Brown Part 1: Unconsciousness Under General Anesthetic is a Dynamic State

iBiology Videos Without Subtitles

What happens to your brain when you are under general anesthesia? Dr. Emery Brown explains that under general anesthesia your brain is not turned off but is very dynamic. Electrical oscillations in the brain can be recorded using an electroencephalogram (EEG).  Brown shows how oscillations induced by anesthesia interfere with normal communication between different regions of the brain. By following oscillations of different frequencies, it is possible to monitor and adjust a patient’s level of unconsciousness under anesthesia.

42mins

3 Nov 2020

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Emery Brown Part 1: Unconsciousness Under General Anesthetic is a Dynamic State

iBiology Videos (Audio Only)

What happens to your brain when you are under general anesthesia? Dr. Emery Brown explains that under general anesthesia your brain is not turned off but is very dynamic. Electrical oscillations in the brain can be recorded using an electroencephalogram (EEG).  Brown shows how oscillations induced by anesthesia interfere with normal communication between different regions of the brain. By following oscillations of different frequencies, it is possible to monitor and adjust a patient’s level of unconsciousness under anesthesia.

42mins

3 Nov 2020

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WCNeuro S2, EP6 – Anesthesia with Professor Emery Brown

WaterCooler Neuroscience

Everyone knows what anaesthesia is; whether from personal experience or having seen it on TV we all know that with some gas or an injection a person can from having a knife/scalpel being one of the worst things that could happen to it being part of a surgery that is saving their life. If you are a regular of this show then it is likely the thought just occurred, what is going on in the brain? What happens when you go under that means your brain can suddenly accept all the damage that must naturally happen over a surgery? Is it a very, very deep sleep or is there something more happening?

44mins

11 Apr 2020

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Episode 154: EEG monitoring with Dr. Emery Brown

Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC) Podcast

In this 154th episode I welcome Dr. Emery Brown to the show to discuss how we monitor the depth of anesthesia. We discuss the drawbacks to BIS and why Dr. Brown thinks the EEG itself is the best way to go. References: EEG reading tutorials: https://eegforanesthesia.iars.org/ Purdon et al: The Ageing Brain: Age-dependent changes in … Continue reading "Episode 154: EEG monitoring with Dr. Emery Brown"Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

54mins

25 Dec 2019

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