Dec 1, 2008
We’ll start this episode by talking about clocks, but not the type of clock that ticks away on your wall. Instead, we’ll talk about the biological clocks that tick inside us. Clifford Saper of the Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston will explain some of the research on circadian rhythm and will share his...
Oct 31, 2008
Why do we feel sleepy after a big Thanksgiving meal? Is there something in the turkey? Are cranberries good for our kidneys? These are some of the questions our experts will explore. Chris I. Cheeseman of the University of Alberta will talk about tryptophan in turkey. (Begins at 3:17.) L. Lee Hamm of Tulane...
Oct 1, 2008
Halloween is the theme for October, so we'll talk about sleep
paralysis, a condition that has been associated with stories of
demon attacks during the night. We'll talk to Allan Cheyne of the University of
Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada about this spooky phenomenon. (Begins
We'll also talk to Alexandra Shapiro...
Sep 1, 2008
Mice are less susceptible to the flu when they eat quercetin, a
substance that occurs in fruits and vegetables. Researcher
J. Mark Davis will talk
about his study on stressful exercise, quercetin and the flu. Click
here for the study. (Begins at 3:55)
In the wake of the summer Olympics, we asked Rick Lieber, of the...
Aug 3, 2008
The Buzz in Physiology: (Starts at
2:01) A quick look at studies from APS journals that have been in
The Accidental Mind: (Starts at 4:17) How is your brain like an ice cream cone? David Linden, author of "The Accidental Mind" explains. Dr. Linden is the editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology and is a...