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Oct 31, 2018

Welcome to the first annual Circle of Willis Halloween Special, THE WIDOWMAKER, in which I tell the story of almost dying recently of a particularly deadly heart attack. 
 
If you have a family history of heart disease, if you had a traumatic childhood, if you have been under a lot of stress, for a long period of time,...


Aug 10, 2018

Hi Everyone!

My conversation with SUSAN JOHNSON—Episode 14—is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready yet. In this preview we talk about how Sue's work on the science and practice of couple's therapy has begun to expand to a general mission of giving away what she calls "the science of love" to the general public,...


Jul 11, 2018

Welcome to Episode 13, where I’m talking with NILANJANA DASGUPTA  about how young women interested in STEM disciplines can benefit from women teachers and mentors. We also talk about Nilanjana’s fascinating family history that for generations has combined science and social activism.
 
Nilanjana is Professor of...


Jul 2, 2018

Hi Everyone!

My conversation with NILANJANA DASGUPTA—Episode 13—is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready yet. In this preview we talk about the origin of Dr. Dasgupta's work on the factors that encourage (or discourage) women from participating in the STEM professions. 

We'll talk more about this important work in...


Jun 11, 2018

In this special episode of Circle of Willis I talk with five developmental scientists about what may be happening to the children who are currently being separated from their parents as part of a policy to deter immigration and asylum seekers at the southern border to the United States. We discuss what happens to the...