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Mimi and The Brain

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Episode 7: Creativity with Dr. Heather Berlin
Ever wonder what's going down in your noggin' when you get lost in a 12-hour cake-decorating binge? What about that time you spent an entire Sunday building a table in the garage out of stuff you found in the alleyway? Have you been finger painting the walls of your apartment again? Sounds like you've got some creative flow going on! Neuroscientist and professor Dr. Heather Berlin takes us on a special tour into our inner creativity in this episode! Together we'll debunk a few "tortured artist" myths and get to the bottom of what it really takes to access your inner creativity. 
Episode 6: Memory with Dr. Paula Croxson
Ah, the familiar moment of walking into a room and forgetting why you went in there in the first place! Don't we know it well! And what do we know, by the way? Can our memories be trusted? How long do we have before our brains slip into delirium? Mimi sits with neuroscientist and resident badass Brit Dr. Paula Croxson to discuss Alzheimer's Disease, Hollywood myths around memory, and whether or a baby will remember us a week from now. You can check out Paula's storytelling and amazingness here and at The Story Collider, live in New York City every month. 
Mimi and The Brain LIVE at Much Different Showcase
Mimi kicks off her antics again at another LIVE podcast recording with M&TB Alum Dr. Paula Croxson! Recorded at the Much Different Showcase in Brooklyn, New York with a special audience Q&A with today's top science storyteller and neuroscientist. Check out Much Different here to learn more.
Mimi and The Brain LIVE at the Liberty Science Center
AND WE'RE LIVE!Mimi and her special guest (Episode 2's Dr. Allison Navis) hit the stage for the first ever live episode of Mimi and The Brain!Recorded live at the Liberty Science Center and sponsored by the Women in Science and Art Festival, we talked infectious diseases, shiny rocks, and what it's like to be a scientist on International Women's Day!Check out the awesome article written about our live session here and be sure to check out all the cool summer events at the Liberty Science Center at lsc.org 
Episode 5: History of Traumatic Brain Injuries with Sam Kean
Ever been so hype you wanna get into a jousting match and knock around that noggin' but need some expert brain surgeons to perform your resulting autopsy? Are you a blind globe-trotter into climbing active volcanoes and using your badass walking stick for echo-location? What about arms? Are you missing one from the Civil War and need to trick your brain into thinking it's still there with a mirror? Is your brain like a bunch of smooshed together tree branches?If you answered YES to any of these questions, then strap in for an epic episode with today's guest, Four-time best-selling science author, Sam Kean! 
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Neurohacking with Emily Hardwick
Feeling slogged down by your holiday to-do list? Does the shopping mall send you into a tale-spin? Don't you wish your brain could enhance itself so you could deal with those pesky in-laws? WELL BOY DO WE HAVE AN EPISODE FOR YOU! Join Mimi for this special holiday episode with expert Neurohacker and Health Blogger Emily Hardwick to learn the dope science behind enhancing your brain! So kick back with that dairy-free egg nog and pop in your favorite Christmas movie because we're about to get down with some brainy fun to cap off your holiday festivities! Ho-Ho-Hope you're ready!
Episode 4: Kid's Brains with Dr. Iliyan Ivanov
You know that feeling? The one where you're arching your back to try to get out of your car seat and you're screaming bloody murder because your nanny promised you a Gummy Bear if you cooperated but now you realized she totally lied to you? Yeah. This week we go deep into the brains of children. Our own kids and the kids we take to soccer practice and pretend are ours when the real parents aren't looking. This week we sit down with our favorite kiddo therapist, Dr. Iliyan Ivanov to talk about childhood ADHD, lego ninjas, and my traumatizing summer as a camp counselor.
Episode 3: Perception with Dr. David Schneider
Remember that one time the internet broke because somebody posted a picture of a dress online and people argued about what color it was? Wondering how the brain plays "parlor tricks" on us to make us see or hear something that isn't really there? Are you just dying to know about birds with "Daddy Issues?" Join Mimi for a brand spanking new interview with Neuroscientist and certified awesome guy, Dr. David Schneider! 
Bonus Episode: Mimi's Brain Carnival Extravaganza Book Launch
Join Mimi for the first ever Bonus Episode! Mimi takes us back to her hometown of Denver, Colorado to launch her first memoir "I'll Be OK, It's Just a Hole in My Head" at the most epic and interactive event of the year! Bruce Willis, mac and cheese trucks, and live comedy by your fave brain-damaged host? Now we're talkin'! Listen to this guided tour "inside Mimi's brain" with exclusive brainy content from the book! Help Mimi raise money for her brain charity The Love Your Brain Foundation which will be receiving the proceeds from the event here: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1539900 Get Mimi on a brain carnival tour to YOU city here: https://www.gofundme.com/get-mimi-on-a-bookcomedy-tour
Episode 2: AIDS in The Brain with Allison Navis
HIV and AIDS impact thousands of people every year. In recent years, Hollywood movies have brought to light the staggering effects of this disease for men, women, and children across the globe. But what exactly does this deadly diagnosis mean to the brain? Join us this week with scientist and world-renowned activist Allison Navis MD as we uncover the truth to these myths and the complications that arise with HIV patients in countries like Zambia. 
Episode 0: Slow Leak
In today's episode, Mimi tells you all about her SLOW LEAK, a massive head injury that appeared out of nowhere in 2014...find out what went wrong in Mimi's mind that leads her on a search for understanding of the brain and why it does the crazy things that it does.
Episode 1: Jazz with Dr. Michael Shadlen
Our parents told us that rap would rot our brain and rock n’ roll would too… but they never mentioned jazz. Does it heal our neurons? What happened in Charlie Parker’s brain when he improvised? Can Alicia Keys save us with her soothing tones? In this episode, Mimi Hayes sits down with neurologist and casual guitar god Dr. Michael N. Shadlen to do a deep dive into jazz and the brain. 
SNEAK PEEK
Are you ready for a journey of epic gooey brain proportions?! Strap in for the first season of Mimi and The Brain as she uncovers the mysteries of the human mind with top neurologists, brain scientists, and psychologists in this way-too-funny-to-be-science podcast! 
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Podcast Details
Started
Aug 20th, 2018
Latest Episode
Jul 7th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
13
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
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