Author Kayt Sukel joins the podcast to talk about risk taking, the brain and human nature. Click here to ta listen to Kayt talk about her background and qualifications, having an orgasm in a functional MRI machine, why left and right brain comparisons are inaccurate, how learning styles relate to creativity, big words like transcranial magnetic stimulation, how brain stimulation effects gambling, risk taking genes, what stress is and how humans process it and so much more! An extremely interesting interview about people, their behaviors and how the brain is a super computer. Kayt is the author of both "The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance" and "This Is Your Brain on Sex: The Science Behind the Search for Love" as well as a TEDMED speaker.
A passionate traveler and science writer, she has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, neuroscience, travel and politics. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Scientist, USA Today, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, ISLANDS, Parenting, the Bark, American Baby, National Geographic Traveler, and the AARP Bulletin. She is a partner at the award-winning family travel website Travel Savvy Mom, and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation’s many science publications. She has written stories about out-of-body experiences, fMRI orgasms, computer models of schizophrenia, the stigma of single motherhood and why one should travel to exotic lands with young children.