Cerebrum editor Bill Glovin’s monthly interviews with top neuroscientists who discuss their research-based articles, their personal stories, and how their work has the potential to make a difference in people’s lives.

Part of the Dana Foundation’s mission is to educate the public in a responsible manner about research’s potential. Listen to some of these engaging and memorable interviews, read the latest Cerebrum articles, and explore the most complex organ in the human body.

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November, 2017

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Before Emmy-award winning journalist Charlie Rose received the inaugural Dana Public Outreach Award for his commitment to educating the public about the importance of brain research through his broadcasting work, he sat down with Cerebrum editor Bill Glovin in Washington, D.C. to talk about what sparked his passion for the brain and some of what he has learned from the more than 80 notable neuroscientists he has hosted on his PBS television program. 
October, 2017

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Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, and coauthor of our Cerebrum article, “The Illusion of the Perfect Brain Enhancer,” talks about the potential and pitfalls of transcranial direct current stimulation.

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September, 2017

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Richard L. Doty, Ph.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Smell and Taste Center, talks about our sense of smell and its potential to detect and treat some neurological disorders. He is the author of August’s Cerebrum article, “Olfaction: Smell of Change in the Air.”

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July, 2017

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Nim Tottenham, Ph.D., director of the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Columbia University, talks about the role that gender, puberty, and species plays in emotional development and how research advances could impact policy-makers and parents. She is the author of July’s Cerebrum article, “The Brain’s Emotional Development.”

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June, 2017

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Chiara Cirelli, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the Center for Sleep and Consciousness at the University of Wisconsin, explains what happens inside our brains when we sleep, the differences between sleep versus rest, and how we compare with other species when it comes to sleep? She is the coauthor of June’s Cerebrum article, “The Sleeping Brain.”
May, 2017

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Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D., one of the early pioneers of microbiota research and a principal investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork in Ireland, explains how microbiota is changing the field of neuroscience. He is the coauthor of April’s Cerebrum article, “Gut Feelings on Parkinson’s and Depression.”

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