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Critically Speaking

Sep 30, 2020

Some people live more than a hundred years with no health problems and very little cognitive decline.  How come?  While healthy lifestyles certainly play a part in healthy aging, these “centenarians” share a number of special biological attributes.  Furthermore, these attributes, along with attaining an age of 100...

Sep 23, 2020

In this episode, Therese Markow and Catherine Lebel discuss her study of the risks of maternal prenatal stress for the developing infant brain, how maternal mental health can program the brain of a developing fetus, children’s brain structure and subsequent mental health outcomes.  



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Sep 16, 2020

In this episode, Therese Markow and Dr. Francis Shen discuss the interaction between neuroscience and the law. While we do need to be cautious about bringing biology and neurobiology into the law space, there are instances where brain function does interact with the law. There have been questions about the insanity...

Sep 9, 2020

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Sep 2, 2020

Today’s episode revolves around the development and use of facial recognition systems.  How do they work?  Who uses them?  Kade Crockford of the Massachusetts American Civil Liberties Union’s Technology for Liberty Program discusses a wide range of commercial and law enforcement uses of the technology and the...