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New Hampshire public radio (NHPR) presents the intelligent discussion program Word of Mouth, hosted by Virginia Prescott. It frequently had me on to discuss articles of interest in issues of Scientific American.

Your Brain on Lying (Jan. 26, 2009). How well can advanced neuroscience tools distinguish who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Why Migraines Strike (July 31, 2008). Excruciating headaches are only one obvious form of migraine, as science has come to understand.

You Can Dance If You Want To (June 24, 2008). Human's musical rhythm has deep neurological roots that are shared by few parts of the animal kingdom.

The Chemistry of Trust (May 27, 2008). On the physiological mechanisms underlying our trust in others.

Hooked from the First Cigarette (April 24, 2008). Addiction from nicotine can kick in astonishingly fast.


The Experimental Podcast ( on Twitter, iTunes) offers short podcasts about new research in diverse fields. It is the brainchild of the industrious Scott Unger, whom I met through the Banff Science Communications Program and whom I'm glad to call a friend. Many of the contributors are fellow Banff Science alumni but it's a testament to the podcast's success that it has begun to attract other talented voices as well. Scott opened the doors of Experimental to me, too, and I've been glad to contribute on several occasions.

Episode 16: Life as We Don't Yet Know It (May 2,2012)

Episode 19: Voyager's Discoveries at the Solar System Edge (July 10, 2012)

Episode 22: The Prisoner's Dilemma: Winning Isn't Everything... (Aug. 21, 2012)