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Date aired: 16.03.2022

Title: A cure for MS; mindfulness debunked; and when Harry met Sally - is opposite sex friendship possible?


  • Bjornevik, K. et al. Longitudinal analysis reveals high prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus associated with multiple sclerosis. Science 375, 296-301, doi:10.1126/science.abj8222 (2022).
  • Goldberg, S. B., Riordan, K. M., Sun, S. & Davidson, R. J. The Empirical Status of Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Systematic Review of 44 Meta-Analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials. Perspect Psychol Sci 17, 108-130, doi:10.1177/1745691620968771 (2022).
  • Szymkow, A. & Frankowska, N. Moderators of Sexual Interest in Opposite-sex Friends. Evol Psychol 20, 14747049211068672, doi:10.1177/14747049211068672 (2022).


Meet the hosts:

  • Dr Dawn N. Albertson

    Summarising Dawn’s academic trajectory is not easy but, roughly: behaviour, drugs, brains on drugs and then educating people about brains, behaviour, and drugs.

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  • Dr Dan W. Joyce

    Certified genius and MD/PhD wunderkid, Dan works at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and is a Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Veggie, data head, and a research purist, Dan’s signature acerbic wit brings comedy and clarity to all things complicated.

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  • Dr Derek K. Tracy

    Derek is the Medical Director of West London NHS Trust, and a senior lecturer at King's College London and University College London.

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  • Prof Sukhi S. Shergill

    A multilingual MD/PhD, Sukhi is a Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London and a Psychiatrist

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