• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • The Science of Sleep and Dreams

    Scientists and a journalist discuss what science teaches us about sleep.

    David Randall, author of the book Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, MIT neuroscientist Matt Wilson, PhD, and Harvard instructor of psychiatry Erin Wamsley, PhD, discuss the science of sleep and dreams. Wilson and Wamsley were panelists at an event held at the Academy, hosted by Science and the City in collaboration with the 5th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, titled The Strange Science of Sleep and Dreams.

  • Recent Podcasts

    Even in the 21st century, there's a significant percentage of people who deeply mistrust science and scientists. Why? And what can we do about it? The first of a three-part series.

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    September 15, 2016

    The Rise of Human Consciousness

    Advances in physical sciences, biology, and neuroscience have dramatically enhanced our knowledge of the human species. But can physical sciences solve the biggest mystery—the emergence of human consciousness?

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    Research only turns into a real-world solution if it becomes something you can buy and use, but there are a lot of challenges to taking a great idea from the lab and making it a viable commercial product. Researchers can become entrepreneurs by studying the marketplace and learning to listen to their potential customers.

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