Dec 23, 2018
Seasons Greetings! Big Brains will return in January 2019 with some very exciting guests.
Until that time, we encourage you to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes — especially if you missed our first six episodes from Season One this summer.
If you're feeling generous this holiday season, we would...
Dec 10, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
David Axelrod departed Washington, D.C. because he knew it’d be hard to top his role in helping Barack Obama make history.
But when the president’s former senior adviser began the next chapter in his illustrious career, he looked to his alma mater to make an impact.
Axelrod, AB’76, founded the non-partisan
Nov 12, 2018
When Prof. Dana Suskind first began implanting devices called cochlear implants on babies who couldn’t hear, she quickly noticed something about her patients.
“The cochlear implant would allow sound to go to a child’s brain, but something else was needed to make those sounds have meaning.”
Suskind observed that...
Oct 29, 2018
Neuroscientist Bobby Kasthuri wants to do the near impossible: map the entire human brain.
That means identifying each of the trillions of neural connections that exist inside the mind—a number bigger than the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. His success could mean understanding ourselves unlike ever before.