This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain This Weekend Eating The Year’s Best Holiday Cookie.

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Gordon Dylan Johnson / OpenClipArt via Creative Commons
Brains
Gordon Dylan Johnson / OpenClipArt via Creative Commons

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain This Weekend Eating The Year’s Best Holiday Cookie.

You’ve made it through another week in the year 2020. Congratulations!

Join Nerdette for a look back at the week in vaccines, virtual holiday parties and Greta’s new favorite ridiculous TV show, The Wilds, alongside TIME Magazine’s Eliana Dockterman and NPR’s Barrie Hardymon.

Then we have an amazing conversation about your brain — yes, yours — and how tired it gets when you make it lug your body around all day. Lisa Feldman Barrett is the neuroscientist responsible for Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain, a lovely book of brain essays. She gives us one and a half lessons for free.

And finally, what’s the best holiday cookie of 2020? Bon Appetit senior staff writer Alex Beggs tells us — OK fine, it’s this one — but she also gives us plenty of warnings (i.e. level of difficulty = 11). Join us!