Eric Chudler, Lise Johnson

Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain

Eric Chudler, Lise Johnson

Talk: Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain

Eric H. Chudler has a PhD's in Psychology from University of Washington where he is Executive Director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Lise Johnson has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and is a research scientist in the department of Neurological Surgery at University of Washington. In this talk, they share fascinating and entertaining facts about the brain.

Eric Chudler

Dr. Eric H. Chudler has BS, MS and PhD's in Psychology from University of Washington where he is Executive Director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. At the UW, he is a research associate professor in the departments of Bioengineering and Anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is investigating the neuroactive properties of medicinal herbs and plants to help treat neurological disease.

Lise Johnson

Dr. Lise Johnson is a research scientist in the department of Neurological Surgery. She has a BS in Physics and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. She is broadly interested in ECoG based brain-computer interfaces and specifically in how the brain changes in response to training.

Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions about the Brain

Neuroscience educators Eric Chudler and Lise Johnson answer more than one hundred questions about the brain. Questions include: Does size matter? Can foods make people smarter? Does surfing online kill brain cells? Why do we dream? Why can’t I tickle myself? Why do cats like catnip? Why do we yawn and why are yawns contagious? What can I do to keep my brain healthy?

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