Podcasts

A number of Yale Stress Center researchers have been interviewed as part of the Yale Netcast and "iTunes U" initiative. You can read more about the initiative at the Yale OPA website. You can download this podcast from iTunes U, or listen to the MP3 file on your computer or other audio device.


Food on the Brain

Dr. Ralph DiLeone discusses how the brain regulates food intake and the neurochemical mechanisms responsible for hedonic, or highly pleasurable, eating. His work investigates these underlaying brain processes that can make losing weight more than a simple matter of will power. [Length 6:26]

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This Is Your Brain on Stress

Dr. Amy Arnsten's research illuminates what's happening in our brains during times of stress. Her findings have helped develop drug treatments for PTSD and are currently being tested to aid in smoking cessation as part of her work with Yale Stress Center. [Length 11:34]

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Teen Brains Wired to Take Risks

Dr. Linda Mayes discusses the state of the science on adolescent brain development and ways that adults can encourage good decision making. [Length 22:22]

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Building Self-Control to Fight Addiction

Dr. Roy Baumeister discusses self-control, the factors that deplete it, and the ways we can increase it. You can download this podcast from iTunes U, or listen to the MP3 file on your computer or other audio devise. [Length 13:51]

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Stress and Addiction: Breaking the Cycle

Dr. Rajita Sinha, Director of Yale Stress Center, talks about the interplay of stress, self-control and problems with alcohol, tobacco and food addiction. [Length 13:21]

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