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brainSTEM

A podcast for anyone interested in the brain or brain disorders, hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak and produced by Amanpreet and Manmeet Bhogal. Each episode interviews someone affected by a brain disorder and an expert. We cover a range of neurological & psychiatric disorders, like depression, PTSD, stroke, and Alzheimer's. We also discuss questions like what does COVID-19 do the brain, why do we sleep, and how does the brain develop? Follow us and email us!

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E06 – Human-Animal Interactions and Mental Health

Dr. Marusak interviews Niki Vettel, a registered pet therapy handler who specializes in addiction disorders & trauma. Then, she talks to Dr. Megan Mueller, a researcher at Tufts University who specializes in the study of human-animal interactions, including pet ownership and animal-assisted interactions. To see our special podcast guest, Calvin, tune in to the video version of this podcast our Youtube channel! To learn more about Dr. Mueller's research, visit: facultyprofiles.tufts.edu/megan-mueller. Interested in pet therapy or volunteering? Visit Pet Partners: petpartners.org. For more about research on human-animal interactions, visit the International Society for Anthrozoology's website. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr

7 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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E05 - Prosopagnosia

Listen to KC talk about what life is like with developmental prosopagnosia or face blindness. Next, Dr. Marusak interviews Dr. Sherryse Corrow, a researcher at Bethel University who specializes in the study of prosopagnosia and high-level visual function. To learn more about Dr. Corrow’s research, visit: www.bethel.edu/undergrad/academics/psychology/visual-cognition-lab/. Public support group with research: www.facebook.com/groups/117013401655030/. Private group: www.facebook.com/groups/prosopagnosia/. Group for finding research studies: www.facebook.com/groups/113051924074290. Information and resources for kids with developmental prosopagnosia: lab.faceblind.org/dpkids/resources.html. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 2mins

25 May 2021

Rank #2

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E04 – COVID-19 and the brain

Dr. Marusak interviews Dr. Jennifer Frontera, a neurologist and Professor at NYU, about the neurological effects of COVID-19, including stroke and “long COVID”. She then talks to Dr. Krystal Lewis, a licensed clinical psychologist at the NIMH, about the mental health impacts of the pandemic. For those struggling with persistent COVID-19 symptoms visit support groups such as Body Politic. For mental health resources, visit the CDC and NIMH websites, and find a therapist in your area at Psychology Today. If you are in a crisis, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish. BrainSTEM is hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 4mins

3 May 2021

Rank #3

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E03 - Concussion & CTE

Dr. Marusak talks with Darren Leins, a former college football player who grew up around football, about head injuries and potential chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) symptoms. She then talks with Dr. Daniel Daneshvar, a physician and researcher who specializes in the study and treatment of head injuries and CTE. Read Darren's story here. For resources, please visit the Concussion Legacy Foundation's website concussionlegacyfoundation.org. If you think you or a loved one may be struggling with symptoms of concussion or CTE, contact the CLF helpline at concussionlegacyfoundation.org/helpline. For information about CrashCourse, a video-based educational experience about concussion for students and youth sports organizations, visit teachaids.org/for-concussions/crashcourse/. Hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.

1hr 22mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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E02 – Tourette syndrome

Dr. Marusak interviews Craig "Tourettes Cop" about what life is like with Tourette syndrome. She then talks to Dr. Deanna Greene, a cognitive neuroscientist at UCSD, about the brain basis of Tourette syndrome. Follow Tourettes cop on instagram. To learn more about Dr. Greene's research, click here. For resources, visit the Tourette Association of America.  Hosted by neuroscientist Dr. Hilary Marusak. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 20mins

18 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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E01 - Meet the host!

Meet the host, Dr. Hilary Marusak, a neuroscientist who studies brain development, trauma, childhood anxiety disorders, and PTSD. Dr. Marusak discusses the format and goals of the brainSTEM podcast. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal. Subscribe, share, and follow us! Email us with topic or guest suggestions To learn more about Dr. Marusak's research, click here.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

2mins

18 Mar 2021

Rank #6