This is Your Brain on Audiobooks

This is Your Brain on Audiobooks

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Police Trials, Audiobooks vs Print, Metabolic Syndrome

Episode: Police Trials, Audiobooks vs Print, Metabolic Syndrome

  • Oct 22, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 18:16 mins

Guest: Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia Listening is in right now – whether it’s podcasts or the latest New York Times bestseller. The fastest growing segment of the publishing industry is audiobooks. And given how busy society has become, that makes perfect sense. You can listen while you do all the other stuff on your schedule. But how well do we actually catch and retain what we’re hearing as opposed to reading it in print?

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Teens Are Using a Dangerous New E-Cigarette

Oct 22, 2018

Guest: Jessica L. Barrington-Trimis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Tobacco use has been steadily dropping in the US among both adults and teenagers over the last few decades. But use of electronic cigarettes is rising – especially among youth. E-Cigarettes are battery-powered and come in flavors like watermelon and donut cream. While they’re technically illegal to sell to teens, the data suggest many, many teens are using them regularly and often don’t realize they contain nicotine. A new development in the e-cigarette market has public health officials even more worried – so-called “pod mods” deliver up to ten times as much nicotine as regular e-cigarettes and they’re booming among teens.

Guest: Jessica L. Barrington-Trimis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Tobacco use has been steadily dropping in the US among both adults and teenagers over the last few decades. But use of electronic cigarettes is rising – especially among youth. E-Cigarettes are battery-powered and come in flavors like watermelon and donut cream. While they’re technically illegal to sell to teens, the data suggest many, many teens are using them regularly and often don’t realize they contain nicotine. A new development in the e-cigarette market has public health officials even more worried – so-called “pod mods” deliver up to ten times as much nicotine as regular e-cigarettes and they’re booming among teens.