Season 3: Your Complex Brain

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Krembil Brain Institute launches a new season of its award-winning podcast Your Complex Brain.
Posted On: March 20, 2024
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(L-R, top to bottom) Season 3 features Krembil Brain Institute researchers and clinicians, Drs. Suganth Suppiah, Lorraine Kalia, Cathy Barr and Jaideep Bains.

UHN’s Krembil Brain Institute is proud to announce the highly anticipated launch of Season 3 of its acclaimed podcast, Your Complex Brain.

Hosted by Heather Sherman, Manager of Communications at the Krembil Brain Institute, Your Complex Brain offers listeners a guided journey into the fascinating world of brain science and the unique perspectives and experiences of researchers, clinicians, patients and their loved ones.

With in-depth interviews, scientific discussions and powerful patient stories, the podcast aims to teach listeners about the complexities of the human brain and the importance of brain research.

Episodes in this season cover a wide range of topics, including:

● strategies for reducing one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease
● the role of exercise in managing Parkinson’s disease
● advancements in spinal cord injury research
● the impact of loneliness on the brain
● what women need to know about stroke prevention and recovery

This season will also take listeners to the frontline of AI-powered brain research, dive into the link between genetics and reading disabilities, and explore why getting a good night's sleep is crucial for brain health.

Your Complex Brain also shines a light on the collaborations between the Krembil Brain Institute and other leading research institutions, including the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the University of Waterloo.

To learn more, watch the Season 3 trailer here.

"We are thrilled to be able to inform and engage the public through our podcast and introduce listeners to some of our key research teams, clinical leaders and patient partners," says Heather Sherman. "There are countless amazing things to learn about the brain, and we couldn't be more excited to explore them with you."

Following the success of previous seasons, which have garnered over 32,000 downloads and earned the podcast the 2024 People's Choice Award for Best Science & Medicine Podcast, the upcoming season promises to captivate, educate and inspire audiences once again.

"Your Complex Brain is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in understanding the brain and the latest advancements in neuroscience," says Dr. Jaideep Bains, Krembil Director and Season 3 guest. “We invite everyone to tune in and join the growing community of supporters for the incredible work being done at UHN and our partnering institutions.”

Your Complex Brain is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. New episodes will air every other Tuesday. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

Your Complex Brain is produced by Heather Sherman, Jessica Schmidt, Dr. Amy Ma, Kim Perry, Sara Yuan, Meagan Anderi, Liz Chapman and Lorna Gilfedder. For more information, visit