Since May of 2016, I’ve had the good fortune to interview the authors of our monthly Cerebrum articles for a podcast. Why a podcast? We suspect that visitors to Dana Foundation website—with already quite a bit to read—would welcome an audio option. We also thought it would be valuable to hear some of the top researchers in the field offer their opinions and explain some of the complex advances and public policy issues that they write about in Cerebrum, the Dana Foundation’s magazine-style series.
Our first guests were Ray Dingledine, Ph.D., and Bjørnar Hassel, M.D., Ph.D.—longtime epilepsy research collaborators. Since then, we’ve covered a wide range of subjects with some of the most respected scientists in their specialty areas: David Van Essen on the Human Connectome Project; David Amaral on autism; Ted Dinan on microbiota; Dharma Singh Khalsa on preventing Alzheimer’s; and our most recent guest, Alvaro-Pascual-Leone, who talked about the potential and pitfalls of transcranial direct current stimulation.
Besides linking to our podcast from the Dana Foundation’s website, you can also find our podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, and YouTube. In a few weeks, we are expanding to these other platforms: Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and Spotify. To receive a prompt to the podcast or to our newest Cerebrum article, you can subscribe by linking here and simply inserting your email address into the Subscribe Cerebrum box on the right-hand side of the page.
We think our podcasts fit nicely with Dana’s mission, which is to advance brain research and to educate the public in a responsible manner. We can’t thank our past thoughtful and eloquent podcast guests enough, and look forward to providing future podcasts that resonate with you—our listeners and readers.
– Bill Glovin