Media Center: Podcasts
- "Dr. Ranu Jung on getting FDA approval for implantable prosthetics" (ListenNotes Aug 7, 2017)
- "On prosthetic control: A regenerative agonist-antagonist myoneural interface" (Science Robotics May 31, 2017)
- "Haptic feedback gives prosthetics 'muscle sense'" (engadget May 30, 2017)
- "We're not getting Luke Skywalker's prosthetics any time soon" (engadget May 23, 2017)
- "Meet One of the First Human Cyborgs" (WSJ Podcasts May 19, 2017)
- From Soldier to Double-Amputee to Pro Athlete (nw news network Febrary 13, 2013)
- Animal Amputees (UF Health Podcasts September 1, 2012)
- "Earth-Like Planets | Better Prosthetic Limbs" (Museum of Science Podcasts January 13, 2012)
- "Arthritis Pain Reliever" (CDC Podcasts December 27, 2011)
- Helping Amputees Fight Phantom Limb Pain (December 9, 2011)
- "Work Those Aching Joints" (CDC Podcasts October 13, 2011)
- WNRN Wake-up Call: Amputees (Charlottesville Podcasting Network June 5, 2011)
- "Take Care of Yourself After an Amputation or Other Surgery" (CDC Podcasts February 18, 2010)
- "Taking Care of Your New Arm or Leg After an Amputation" (CDC Podcasts February 18, 2010)
Research: A Discussion of Ethics
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast February 29, 2008)
One of the most contentious topics in medical research is the issue of experimentation on animals.
Energy from Humans in Motion
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast February 8, 2008)
Researchers have built a device resembling a knee brace that can generate usable amounts of electrical energy as a person walks.
Shot with Wheelchair-Mounted Cameras
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast January 10, 2008)
Physician and filmmaker Gretchen Berland gave video cameras to three Los Angeles residents in wheelchairs and asked them to document their everyday lives. The result is Rolling, a frank and witty documentary that sheds light on the daily challenges of living with limited mobility.
NFL Player Kevin Everett Walks Again
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast December 18, 2007)
Tim Layden, senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated and author of the article, "The Road Back," talks about Everett's recovery.
Explains Mysteries of Music and the Mind
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast November 9, 2007)
Why can music sometimes remain in the brain long after other memories fade? Why is it that some people with limited language abilities can sing unimpaired? Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks about his latest book, Musicophilia, and the way music affects the brain.
Exercises Help Us Hold On to Our Memories?
NPR Talk of the Nation (September 3, 2007)
Doctors tell us to exercise our bodies, but what about our brains?
Paralysis and 'The Best Seat in the House'
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast February 28, 2007)
In 1996, Allen Rucker had no real complaints: happily married, two kids, a house in West Los Angeles. At the age of 51, his career as a television writer was looking up.
Thoughts and Action Change Our Brains?
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast February 2, 2007)
For years, scientists believed the brain's structure couldn't be changed. The new science of neuroplasticity says that's not the case, and argue the brain is much more flexible than previously thought. Science writer Sharon Begley talks about her new book, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain.
Look at an Autistic Savant's Brilliant Mind
NPR Talk of the Nation (broadcast January 15, 2007)
Author Daniel Tammet talks about his new book Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, and his amazing facility with numbers.
- The Emerging Mind - Reith
BBC – Radio 4
This year's Reith lecturer is the noted neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition at the University of California (San Diego).