Clever Apes: Mind bender

Clever Apes: Mind bender

Gabriel Spitzer holding an elephant jaw bone. (WBEZ/Michael De Bonis)

Clever Apes is dead. Long live Clever Apes.

It’s a sad day here at WBEZ. Our clever host, Gabriel Spitzer, has left the station and is heading to Seattle. To comemerate his science reporting and the creation of Clever Apes, Gabriel recently talked with Steve Edwards about the top brain-related stories we’ve covered on the show.

Over the past couple of years, you’ve heard about a vibrating treatment for Parkinson’s patients, how our first memories are formed, the complex math behind hallucinations, the twists and turns of our second brain, and a nonagenarian whose sharp mind continues to study the nature of consciousness.

We’ve had a fantastic run with Gabriel at the helm of Clever Apes, and the show won’t be the same without him. There are still so many great science stories out there to tell, though, that we just have to cover them. So don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast, and follow us on facebook and twitter.

On a personal note, it has been a true pleasure working with Gabriel on this radio science experiment. He’s been a supportive mentor and colleague throughout my journalism career and I will miss him greatly. Thanks for everything and good luck, Gabe!