Psychology

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Aired Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m. It’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can interfere with our daily activities or contribute to a variety of health or behavioral issues. Host Dr. Sanford Katz led a discussion on conditions related to sleep. Our guests were Dr. Michelle Yetman, Clinical Psychologist with the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions’ Children’s Center; Dr. Nabil Moufarrej, Medical Director of the Neurology and Sleep Clinic in Shreveport; and Dr.

Airs Sunday, August 31 at 6 p.m. Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Radiolab: The Bad Show

Aug 5, 2012
Adam Cole / WNYC

Airs Monday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.   Cruelty, violence, badness... This episode of Radiolab, we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape. We encounter a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil, turn to one of the most famous (and misunderstood) psychology experiments ever, talk to  a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history. then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?

Radiolab: Colors

Jul 29, 2012

Airs Monday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. Our world is saturated in color, from the softest hues to the most lurid, violent stains. But it’s hard to put your finger on how something so intangible can have such a visceral punch. This hour, we ask how the pigments around us color our thoughts, and wonder how much of what we see is on the outside...and how much is created in our heads. From Sir Isaac Newton sticking a needle in his eye, to a sea creature that sees a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience.

Radiolab: Ghost Stories

Jun 30, 2012
Captain Hubert C. Provand / Country Life Magazine

Airs Monday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m.  Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way to journey to find out whether spirits exist.

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