Retiree volunteers, Color perception

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We learn more about the need for volunteers and the benefits for retirees to participate. Then, a neuroscientist explains the ways people see colors differently.

Featured in this Show

  • Why we need more retiree volunteers

    Volunteering after retirement has been proven to benefit your physical and mental health, in addition to benefiting your community. Still, only 21% of the country’s 70 million retirees volunteer. So why haven’t we been able to fully harness the power of such an experienced group? We talk to a philanthropy expert about the benefits of getting involved, and what we can do to make volunteering more accessible and appealing for seniors.

  • 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.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lisa Dietlin Guest
  • Bevil Conway Guest

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