Trends in Brain Science Special Halloween Edition

We return to a time-honored Trending in Ed tradition to talk about brains and brain science just in time for Halloween. Host, Mike Palmer, begins with his quick takes on Halloween and brains before introducing Carla, our virtual cohost for this episode.

Carla then runs through what’s new and emerging in brains and neuroscience beginning with an update from the world of Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company, that recently received $205 million in Series C funding.

Beyond Neuralink, we honor the memory of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the father of Flow, who recently passed away. We touch on neuroscience research into how the brain works during optimal performance and how we can develop feedback and apps that steer us towards peak experiences.


Carla then runs through an article by Wendy Sherwin Swire covering the 5 Top Trends In Neuroscience that you need to know in 2021. We also hit on Wendy’s bonus trend of “interoception” before wrapping up an informative and appropriately scary survey of brains and brain science in late 2021. We hope you enjoy!

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