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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Jan 25, 2018

We expose our soft spot this week on the show. Lindsay Raab and John Best join Jim Siegler in the studio to discuss their own personal struggles with residency and patient care, and how they've battled hard to overcome them.

Produced by John Best and Lindsay Raab. Senior producer, Jim Siegler. Music by Daniel Birch,...


Jan 22, 2018

Did anyone else catch the recent update to the diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis? Me neither. Hopefully this episode will catch you up on it.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Daniel Birch and Chris Zabriskie. The BrainWaves' podcast and online content are intended for medical education and entertainment...


Jan 18, 2018

When it comes to stroke, treatment is dependent on the stroke mechanism. But most patients wind up on aspirin anyway. Or Plavix (clopidogrel). And sometimes both. The question this week is, Why? Hope you're hungry for some fruit. We're comparing a bunch of apples to oranges in this episode of the BrainWaves...


Jan 11, 2018

It's a throwback Thursday on the podcast. This week, we revisit an old but familiar topic of neuroimaging. What does it tell you about a person, and how does it compare to a photograph? Featuring Salim Chahin (Washington University) and Ali Mendelson (UCSD).

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Ars Sonor, Lee...


Jan 4, 2018

You've probably heard of the 10,000-hour rule--or maybe the 10-year rule. The time it takes to master a skill. But what is the evidence for this, and was Malcolm Gladwell's interpretation of it (from his book, Outliers) correct? From mindfulness to memory palaces, this week we explore the neuroscience of...