Zombie MD

02 Nov, 2011

This episode aired on Sunday October 30, 2011. You can listen to this episode in its entirety on WYSO.org or download the free podcast on our iTunes page!

Zombies, vampires, superheroes and many other fantastical creatures from the cinema pose interesting subjects for science buffs and even physicians to explore. In this special Halloween episode, the Radio Rounds team… gets creative.

Featured Guest: Dr. Steven Schlozman, the world’s foremost authority on Zombie neurobiology.  Dr. Schlozman is a clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and an expert on the inner workings of the living dead.  Dr. Schlozman’s first novel, The Zombie Autopsies, hit shelves nationwide in March 2011.

Dr. Schlozman shares with Radio Rounds how his interest in zombies began when he was very young and how his subsequent medical education stirred his interest in answering some of the physiological questions concerning the behavior and psychology of the living dead.  The physical condition of the cinematic creatures resembles a myriad of diseases affecting the central nervous system, and Dr. Schlozman gives us insight into the methods he might use to treat their symptoms.  He even admits to using the zombie as a construct for exploring neurobiology with his students.

Mostly, though, the Radio Rounds hosts use Halloween as an excuse to talk to a zombie expert. And why not? To learn more about Dr. Schlozman’s book visit www.thezombieautopsies.com

Remember, as always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page! And you can listen to this episode in its entirety on WYSO.org !

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