Parenting in the digital age, Color perception, Sleep apnea

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We talk with a parent and author about her tips for raising kids who grow up in an online world. We also learn about the science of how our brains perceive color. Plus, two doctors share what we should know about sleep apnea.

Featured in this Episode

  • How to parent a digital-age kid

    Our guest, a parent of a teenager herself, offers tips for how to help kids who’re growing up wholly online navigate those spaces while protecting their privacy and mental health.

  • How our brain perceives color and how color perception shapes our daily lives

    Neuroscientists are learning more about how our eyes and brain perceive color, and why two people might see the same color differently. A researcher joins us to explain some of the misconceptions we have about colors and how important color is for how we view the world.

  • Ask a doctor about sleep apnea

    Sleep apnea has become more common in recent years, with an estimated 30 million Americans affected by the condition. We talk to a sleep medicine doctor about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and what to do if you think you might have it. 

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Devorah Heitner Guest
  • Bevil Conway Guest
  • Dr. Stacey Ishman Guest
  • Dr. Tarif Smadi Guest

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