Modern-day stresses affect our mental health — but how are they impacting our brain chemistry? An emerging area of research argues that, if unaddressed, deteriorating brain health could diminish economic productivity, social cohesion, and overall happiness. This episode digs into the idea of “brain capital”: a framework that addresses intersections between brain health and other areas of public policy. Baker Institute fellow Harris Eyre joins Ed Emmett for an introductory conversation.
Edward M. Emmett, Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Harris A. Eyre, MBBS, Ph.D., Fellow in the Center for Health and Biosciences, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
This episode was recorded on Jan. 11, 2024.
Read more of Eyre’s brain capital research.
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