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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

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 Archangel. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.


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