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Episode 63: January 2020

In this episode we hear about a fall in average body temperature over time, how our brain encodes seasons, why members of underrepresented communities leave academia and more.
Episode 63: January 2020
Image credit: Sergey Stavisky (CC BY 4.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:30
    Reading the brain to decode speech
    Speech is also encoded in brain regions responsible for arms and hands movements.
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  2. 8:09
    Seasons in the brain
    The brain areas which serve as a daily clock also act as an annual calendar.
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  3. 16:02
    How long does Zika immunity last for? 
    Infection with Zika virus offers protection against re-infection, but this may wane over time in adults.
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  4. 22:14
    How hot are you?
    New data show that body temperature has fallen since the 19th century.
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  5. 27:40
    Investigating the leaky pipeline
    What contributes to members of underrepresented communities leaving academia?
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