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  • New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Dementia Decoded: Fighting Forgetting

    In this episode of the Dementia Decoded series, we'll look at new and innovative ways people around the world are addressing this problem, and offer some tools and strategies for people dealing with dementia in their own families and communities.

    As the research community continues to work to find new and better medical treatments for neurodegenerative dementia, it's affecting millions more people every year, at a staggering cost to not only these people and their families, but also the world economy. How to best care for people living with dementia, and the millions of unpaid caregivers who are putting their lives on hold to support them, is one of the most crucial public health questions facing the world today.

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    August 4, 2016

    The Emerging Science of Complexity

    Today, more than ever, we can better understand just how complex our world is, from social groups to economic markets to neurons in the brain and our immune systems. But will these new complexity frontiers complement contemporary physics or upend it completely?

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    Listen in to a discussion with writer Jim Holt, philosophers David Z. Albert and Hans Halvorson, and science writer Kate Becker about the realms where physics and philosophy intersect.

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