Your Complex Brain

Season 2: Your Complex Brain

March 14, 2023 Krembil Brain Institute Season 2 Episode 0
Season 2: Your Complex Brain
Your Complex Brain
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Your Complex Brain
Season 2: Your Complex Brain
Mar 14, 2023 Season 2 Episode 0
Krembil Brain Institute

Well, it’s no surprise. Since last season, our brains haven’t gotten any less complex! But that just means there are even more stories to share about the mysteries, myths and science behind how our brains work, and what keeps our brains healthy and fit. 

On Season 2 of our podcast Your Complex Brain, we’ll highlight the latest research, technology and innovations in brain science by speaking with thought leaders & experts, as well as patients, their families and the dedicated care teams on the front lines of keeping our brains healthy - and fixing them when illnesses arise. 

This season, we’ll be looking for answers to some pretty big questions – such as, ‘Is stress contagious?’ ‘Why are many women living with brain disease experiencing a delay in diagnosis?’ And, ‘How could advances in technology improve outcomes for patients who undergo deep brain stimulation?’

And those are just the first three episodes!

There are a million amazing things to know about your complex brain – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore them with you.

The Your Complex Brain production team is Heather Sherman, Jessica Schmidt, Dr. Amy Ma, Kim Perry, Sara Yuan, Meagan Anderi, Liz Chapman, and Lorna Gilfedder.

The Krembil Brain Institute, part of University Health Network, in Toronto, is home to one of the world's largest and most comprehensive teams of physicians and scientists uniquely working hand-in-hand to prevent and confront problems of the brain and spine, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, brain cancer or concussion, in their lifetime. Through state-of-the-art patient care and advanced research, we are working relentlessly toward finding new treatments and cures.

Do you want to know more about the Krembil Brain Institute at UHN? Visit us at: uhn.ca/krembil

To get in touch, email us at krembil@uhn.ca or message us on social media:
Instagram - @krembilresearch
Twitter - @KBI_UHN
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KrembilBrainInstitute

Thanks for listening!

Show Notes Transcript

Well, it’s no surprise. Since last season, our brains haven’t gotten any less complex! But that just means there are even more stories to share about the mysteries, myths and science behind how our brains work, and what keeps our brains healthy and fit. 

On Season 2 of our podcast Your Complex Brain, we’ll highlight the latest research, technology and innovations in brain science by speaking with thought leaders & experts, as well as patients, their families and the dedicated care teams on the front lines of keeping our brains healthy - and fixing them when illnesses arise. 

This season, we’ll be looking for answers to some pretty big questions – such as, ‘Is stress contagious?’ ‘Why are many women living with brain disease experiencing a delay in diagnosis?’ And, ‘How could advances in technology improve outcomes for patients who undergo deep brain stimulation?’

And those are just the first three episodes!

There are a million amazing things to know about your complex brain – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore them with you.

The Your Complex Brain production team is Heather Sherman, Jessica Schmidt, Dr. Amy Ma, Kim Perry, Sara Yuan, Meagan Anderi, Liz Chapman, and Lorna Gilfedder.

The Krembil Brain Institute, part of University Health Network, in Toronto, is home to one of the world's largest and most comprehensive teams of physicians and scientists uniquely working hand-in-hand to prevent and confront problems of the brain and spine, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, brain cancer or concussion, in their lifetime. Through state-of-the-art patient care and advanced research, we are working relentlessly toward finding new treatments and cures.

Do you want to know more about the Krembil Brain Institute at UHN? Visit us at: uhn.ca/krembil

To get in touch, email us at krembil@uhn.ca or message us on social media:
Instagram - @krembilresearch
Twitter - @KBI_UHN
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KrembilBrainInstitute

Thanks for listening!

00:00:00 Heather

[theme music plays] I'm Heather Sherman, and I'm back as the host of Your Complex Brain, a podcast from the Krembil Brain Institute, one of North America's largest and most comprehensive neurological centres. [upbeat music plays] This season, we have even more stories to share about the mysteries and the science behind how our brains work. We'll also highlight the latest research technology and advances in brain science.

00:00:30 Dr. Jaideep Bains

You know, there are individuals who have a genetic predisposition to handling stress better. If that's the case, there's probably not a lot we could do about that. But I think the ability to modify neural circuits to set you up better to manage stress, that's where the real hope lies.

00:00:48 Heather

We're speaking to researchers, doctors, and the dedicated care teams who are on the front lines of keeping our brains healthy, and ready to intervene when illnesses arise.

00:00:59 Dr. Donald Weaver

This is an opportunity for us to make drugs that address targets that we think really are the fundamental underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease.

00:01:10 Heather

We’ll also bring you closer to understanding what it's like to live with brain disease through the voices of patients and their families.

00:01:18 Lara Pingue

I remember thinking it's just really unfair. I took care of myself. I exercised, I slept well, and this still happened to me. [music fades out]

00:01:30 Heather

[theme music plays] We're looking for answers to some pretty big questions: like, is stress contagious? Why are so many women with brain disease experiencing a delay in diagnosis? And how could improvements in deep brain stimulation help even more patients? And that's just the first three episodes. There are 1,000,000 amazing things to know about your complex brain, and we can't wait to keep exploring them with you. Subscribe to Your Complex Brain and listen to the debut of Season 2 on March 21st. See you then! [music fades out]