What Determines Our Food Preferences

Scientists are discovering that our food preferences are much more than a matter of taste, and that taste itself is more complicated than we thought. Psychology also plays a role. An expert discusses what determines preferences, such as why some people like jalapeno peppers & black coffee, and some don’t.

Rethinking Antibiotics

Since the introduction of antibiotics in World War II, doctors have prescribed courses of treatment that typically ran longer than necessary. Bacterial resistance is forcing a reevaluation, shortening courses sometimes to just a few days and even prompting doctors to advise not using all pills if patients feel better.

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18-16 Segment 2: Foreign Accent Syndrome

People who suddenly speak with what sounds like a foreign accent often have a brain injury due to a stroke or other trauma. Experts discuss the syndrome and chances of recovery.

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18-09 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism

Experts explain common misunderstandings about autism, how they affect treatment of people with autism, and how institutions might change their approach to improve treatment.

17-12 Segment 1: Shortening the Course of Antibiotics

Since the introduction of antibiotics doctors have prescribed courses of treatment that typically ran longer than necessary but bacterial resistance is forcing a reevaluation.

15-40 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism

  Synopsis: Autism has been misunderstood ever since its first description in the 1940's. Experts describe how this misunderstanding has drastically affected treatment of people with autism, and how schools and other institutions might change their approach and understanding to improve treatment. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Steve Silberman, author, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the … Continue reading 15-40 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism