Neuroscience expert and storyteller Ginny Smith chats with Trey Elling about OVERLOADED: HOW EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE IS INFLUENCED BY YOUR BRAIN CHEMICALS. Questions include:

  • How do sea slugs help us better understand human memory? (02:40)
  • Why is dopamine not necessarily a pleasure chemical? (06:30)
  • What causes some people to urinate themselves when scared? (10:29)
  • Why do we sleep? (25:37)
  • How does coffee wake us up, and why does it lose its effect over time? (29:48)
  • Chemically speaking, why do people overeat? (32:52)
  • Does swearing help with pain? (35:17)