Explain the Brain
Ep. 20 Heather Berlin And Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Dr. Heather Berlin is a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and she has a new theory for the causes behind OCD. Listen here.
People Behind the Science
286: Dr. Heather Berlin: Capturing Creativity and Investigating Improvisation in the Brain
July 20, 2015 by PBtS
Dr. Heather Berlin is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society. She received her undergraduate education at the State University of New York, Stonybrook and her Master’s degree in Psychology from The New School in New York. Heather was awarded a PhD in Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology from Magdalen College within the University of Oxford and an MPH from Harvard University. Afterward, she accepted a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine where she later joined the faculty. Heather has received many awards and honors during her career, including the Clifford Yorke Prize from the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society, the Phillip M. Rennick Award from the International Neuropsychological Society, and Young Investigator Awards from both the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. Heather is with us today to talk about her journey through life and science.
Geek Chic's Weird Science
Episode 19: The Science of Rapping
January 30, 2015
By Lliana Bird and Dr. Jack Lewis
Special Guests Professor Heather Berlin and her husband rapper Baba Brinkman join Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis this week to explain the science of freestyle rapping, and explore the wider ramifications for our understanding of creativity.
Geek Chic's Weird Science
Episode 18: Superhuman Special
January, 24 2015
By Lliana Bird, Dr. Jack Lewis, and Richard Boffin
Geek Chic's Weird Science returns for 2015 with a Superhuman special and an exclusive interview with American neuroscientist & presenter of Discovery's 'Superhuman Showdown' Professor Heather Berlin.
The Mating Grounds
October 24, 2014
Dr. Heather Berlin Interview By: Tucker Max | Posted In: Podcast
Today’s guest is Dr. Heather Berlin, acclaimed researcher and neuroscientist, and Dr. Berlin and Tucker discuss exactly how guys can develop and retain good habits both in dating and in life. Dr. Berlin also talks about what it’s like to be an intelligent, beautiful, successful woman dating in New York City and the things she sees that guys do right and wrong.
Hang Out with Me: Brain Comedy Rap Science
Myq hangs out with Baba Brinkman and Heather Berlin on the KATG Network
Hang Out with Me: In which you (human listener) get to (but don't have to) hang out with (that is to say, listen to) comedian Myq Kaplan (pronounced "Mike Kaplan," I know! I agree with the way you feel about it!) as he hangs out with (that is to say, talks to) other humans in ways that are meaningful, fun, both, or neither. (But probably not neither.)
The Story Collider
Can a scientist believe in life after death?
Her grandmother's death forces neuroscientist Heather Berlin to think hard about what she believes, and why.
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
May 18, 2013
Interview with Heather Berlin
You're the Expert: Compulsivity And Impulsivity
Dr. Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist at Mt. Sinai, studies why we do the things that we do. Comedians Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central), and Rachel Rosenthal (North Coast) try to guess what Dr. Berlin studies and then learn about the neural basis of improvisation, what a sociopath looks like, and the downsides of owning an ice cream truck. Hosted by Chris Duffy and recorded in Brooklyn, NYC at Littlefield. Technical Production by Kevin Brunswick.
StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM (Part 1)
What is consciousness? What is self-awareness? You’ll find out when host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman welcome actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory, neuroscientist and StarTalk Live! veteran Dr. Heather Berlin, comedian Michael Ian Black and actor Paul Rudd to the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The freewheeling discussion covers veganism and the colonization of Mars, home schooling, behavior modification and genetic predisposition, Autism Spectrum disorders and waterboarding. Mayim also talks about the socially unconventional characters on The Big Bang Theory, how she landed the role of Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on the show, and what it’s like to not only be a neuroscientist, but also to play one on TV. And that’s just what happened before surprise guest Bill Nye the Science Guy jumped on stage. (You’ll get more of Bill in Parts 2 and 3 over the next two weeks.)
Mayim Bialik, Actress, Neuroscientist, Author
Dr. Heather Berlin, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Michael Ian Black, Comedian
Paul Rudd, Actor
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Eugene Mirman, Comedian
StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM (Part 2)
Part 2 of our 3-Part tour of the human brain, guided by neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin. Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Eugene Mirman, guests Bill Nye, Michael Ian Black and Paul Rudd and the audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as we learn about NASA’s studies on neuroplasticity in space and how adaptable the brain is. Find out why sleep is necessary and how it impacts memory and Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn about the difference between how the brain stores procedural memory and declarative memory. Get an update from the cutting edge of neuroscience, where mapping the underlying structure of the brain is just the beginning of understanding how to fix it when it’s broken or malformed. You’ll learn about the new technique called optogenetics, which injects a virus carrying photo-receptive genes from algae into the brain to monitor and control individual neurons, and about neuroprosthetics which could help blind people to see.
StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM (Part 3)
Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson and our guest neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin as we complete our exploration of the human mind, from the cutting edge – hyperscanning, to the hypothetical – telepathy and telekinesis, to the unthinkable – eugenics. Together with co-host Eugene Mirman and guests Bill Nye, Michael Ian Black and Paul Rudd, you’ll explore neuroethics, savant syndrome, spindle cells, animal consciousness and déjà vu. Learn about the use of ketamine and ecstasy for therapy. Find out if free will is an illusion, and whether the quantum theory of consciousness is scientifically based or a misapplication of physics. Plus, Heather and Mayim, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, discuss the complicated process of humor and the neural basis for comedy, creativity and improvisation.
BBC World Service: The Forum
Duration: 45 minutes First broadcast: Saturday 30 June 2012
The Forum is broadcast from partner station WNYC in New York this week, a city renowned for its assertive inhabitants. But are they really selfish?
We explore what it means for us to be selfish and selfless. Are these motivations so very different? And how does the world of insects compare?
Guest host astrophysicist Janna Levin is joined by Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, who explores selfishness in his latest work, The Marriage Plot, as his characters fall in and out of love. We also hear from Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist who focuses on how our brains relate to our behaviour and entomologist Mark Moffett, who has immersed himself in the world of ants in order to understand the way that their societies operate.