• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Dementia Decoded: A Special Illness

    The first episode of our new five-part Dementia Decoded podcast series looks at what Alzheimer's is, how it differs from other forms of Dementia, and whether is it an inevitable part of aging.

    Polls show that Americans fear Alzheimer's disease more than any other illness. And little wonder - it's debilitating, fatal, incurable, and currently afflicts hundreds of millions worldwide, a number that's going to continue increasing as the world’s population both grows and grows older. But what is Alzheimer's? How is it different from other forms of Dementia? And is it an inevitable part of aging? This podcast features interviews with leading experts from every aspect of the study of Dementia: academia, health care, public policy, and beyond.

  • 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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