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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Apr 26, 2018

Forget what you did five minutes ago?

What if this happened every five minutes...for an entire day? In this week's program, Dr. Laura Mainardi shares her family's experience with a day that will never be forgotten. But never remembered.

Produced by James E. Siegler & Laura Mainardi-Villarino. Music by Pablo Pavan,...


Apr 19, 2018

What do Shel Silverstein, Bruce Willis, and French philosophy have in common? At least one thing. This week on the BrainWaves podcast, the Cotard delusion, and the legacy of the neurologist who described it.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Andrew Sacco, Damiano Baldoni, Squire Tuck, Montplaisir, and Rafael...


Apr 12, 2018

Ever hit your elbow in just the wrong spot, and you get that strange shooting sensation down your arm? Yep, that's your ulnar nerve. It's telling you to stop hitting yourself. But the elbow is not the only place where you can injure this particular peripheral nerve. Dr. Noah Levinson returns to the program this week to...


Apr 5, 2018

The Machado-Joseph Disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3, is one of the few eponyms in medicine whereby the disease is named after the patient and not the physician who originally described it. But someone else's name is missing from the eponym: Thomas. And the alternative title for the condition, "spinocerebellar...