Brain http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness -- The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/suspicious-minds-how-culture-shapes-madness-truman-show-delusion-and-other-strange-beliefs <p>On this edition of our show, we offer an interesting how-does-society-affect-our-mental-health discussion with Joel Gold, who, with his brother Ian, is one of the authors of "Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness -- The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs." Dr. Joel Gold is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and was an attending psychiatrist in the department of psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center for nine years. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:28:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 63173 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness -- The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs" An Important New Neurological Study from TU and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/important-new-neurological-study-tu-and-laureate-institute-brain-research <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with two faculty members here at the University of Tulsa who are among the authors of an important new research study which appeared last week in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Mon, 19 May 2014 20:38:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 59876 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Important New Neurological Study from TU and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-art-and-science-behind-enhanced-brain-performance-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show originally aired in September of last year.) As we grow older, of course, our bodies become less capable --- and less reliable --- when it comes to doing all the things we used to do. But as our guest reports on ST today, one of the very exciting findings in recent medical research is that the human brain can actually grow (and get stronger) over time --- and a bigger brain means better memory, increased creativity, sharper concentration skills, and a more rapid speed of learning. Our guest is Dr. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:53:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 55009 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" (Encore presentation.) "The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/rational-animal-how-evolution-made-us-smarter-we-think <p>Today on ST, we speak by phone with Douglas T. Kenrick, a professor of psychology at Arizona State University. He's also one of the co-authors of a recent book, "The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think," which a reviewer for Mother Jones magazine calls "a fun romp through the comedy of human errors. Again and again, the authors find, evolutionary urges and hardwired brains explain behaviors rational economists cannot. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:22:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 53962 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think" Bestselling Author John Geiger on "The Angel Effect" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bestselling-author-john-geiger-angel-effect <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with John Geiger, the bestselling author of "The Third Man Factor" and "Frozen in Time," among other books. A member of the editorial board of the Toronto Globe and Mail, Geiger is, moreover, a fellow of the Explorers Club and the chair of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Expeditions Committee. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:22:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 52978 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Bestselling Author John Geiger on "The Angel Effect" Best of ST in 2013: "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-looking-eleven-walks-expert-eyes <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our chat with Alexandra Horowitz, author of the bestselling "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know." Horowitz, who teaches psychology, animal behavior, and canine cognition at Barnard College, Columbia University, speaks with us about her latest book, which is a collection of essays on how we as human beings perceive, discover, and experience the world around us. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:17:28 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 52208 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" "The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-brain-science-contentment-calm-and-confidence <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and author whose books include "Buddha's Brain," "Just One Thing," and "Mother Nurture." Dr. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:52:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 49884 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence" Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School, a Noted Author and Clinical Psychiatrist, Speaks in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-john-ratey-harvard-medical-school-noted-author-and-clinical-psychiatrist-speaks-tulsa <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we chat by phone with Dr. John Ratey, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who&#39;s also well-known as an author, speaker, research synthesizer, and health/fitness/exercise advocate. Dr. Ratey will deliver a free-to-the-public address here in Tulsa on Sunday the 13th; the event happens in the Walter Arts Center at Holland Hall School (at 5666 East 81st Street), beginning at 7pm. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:55:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 47739 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School, a Noted Author and Clinical Psychiatrist, Speaks in Tulsa "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-art-and-science-behind-enhanced-brain-performance <p>As we grow older, of course, our bodies become less and less capable --- and less reliable --- when it comes to doing all the things we used to do. But as our guest reports on ST today, one of the very exciting findings in recent medical research is that the human brain can actually grow (and get stronger) over time --- and a bigger brain means better memory, increased creativity, sharper concentration skills, and a more rapid speed of learning. Our guest is Dr. Majid Fotuhi, the internationally recognized neurologist, science writer, and medical commentator. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:45:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 46691 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" StudioTulsa on Health: Discussing the Status Quo of Sports Medicine http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-discussing-status-quo-sports-medicine <p>On this edition of ST on Health, we welcome Dr. Lamont Cavanagh, a Tulsa-based family physician who specializes in sports medicine, and who also works as an assistant professor at the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Moreover, Dr. Cavanagh spent five years as an U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, and he's now chief of aerospace medicine for the 138th Fighter Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:14:14 +0000 Rich Fisher 45657 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Discussing the Status Quo of Sports Medicine