18-44 Segment 2: The Surprising Importance of Tickling

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Tickling is a unique application of the sense of touch that surprisingly has developmental and cultural importance. Experts discuss the science and sociology of tickling.

Guests:

  • Dr. David Linden, Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author, Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind
  • Dr. Robert Provine, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author, Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond 

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17-04 Segment 1: Exoskeletons: Enabling Paraplegics To Walk Again

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Motorized, computer-controlled braces and frames are making the concept of the bionic human into reality. Experts discuss how these exoskeletons work and how they may be used in the future.

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16-49 Segment 1: How Income Affects Life Expectancy

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Average life expectancy in the US is increasing, but among lower income people it is not, and the lifespan gap between rich and poor is increasing. Even middle class people have shorter lifespans than the rich. Experts discuss how a large income buys extra years of life, and why a lower income produces barriers to a longer life.

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16-41 Segment 2: Tickling

family of four playing on a bed in their pyjamas. the parents are tickling and play fighting with the children


Tickling is a unique application of the sense of touch that surprisingly has developmental and cultural importance. Experts discuss the science and sociology of tickling.

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Click here for guest information and the transcript