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Minding The Brain
Tuesday January 29th, 2019 with Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans
Concussions, Exercise

Part I: For this episode we’ve partnered with the Canadian Museum of Nature in conjuncture with their special exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, for an in depth discussions of concussions. In this episode, Dr. Jim Davies and Dr. Kim Hellemans interview two experts on the topic of concussions, Andree-Anne Ledoux, a Research Associate at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Dr. Matt Holahan, a neuroscience professor at Carleton University. We also hear the story of Nina Nesdoly, someone who has personally experienced the potentially life-changing impact of suffering a concussion. Part II: Jim interviews Kim on the topic of exercise. What is the impact of exercise on the brain? Can exercise be used to treat depression? The the cognitive benefits of exercise extend to all forms of exercise, like lifting weights?
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