Category Archives: Medical sciences

100 Seconds on Addiction

Professor of Psychophysiology Jaanus Harro explains how addiction takes control of the brain. Continue reading

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Healthy Sleep Recipe: How, When, with Whom?

Neuroscientist Jaan Aru gives a recipe on how to make most of your sleep. Continue reading

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Why Speaking Languages Is Inspiring, Enjoyable, and Healthy

Cognitive neurolinguist Professor Edna Andrews examines the links between languages and the brain, the benefits of multilingualism, and the role of semiotics. Continue reading

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Genes and Culture that Make You Drink (Alcohol)

Neuropsychopharmacologist Jaanus Harro and ethnologist Aimar Ventsel shed light on the genetic and cultural aspects of alcohol consumption. Continue reading

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Facing the Truth of Growing Old

Let’s face it: most of us are afraid of growing old. But how to age gracefully? What is age management and how does it differ from anti-ageing treatments? Continue reading

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Health in 2032: Many Elderly People, But No Retirement

What will health and medicine be like in 2032? University of Tartu professors discuss healthcare, new medical technologies, advances in genetics, and more. Continue reading

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Why Do We Dream?

Brain researcher Jaan Aru explores the question: ‘Why do we dream?’ He presents a recent theory, according to which dreams do the hard work of storing our memories. Continue reading

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