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"Menopause brain" is a real thing. Here's what to do about it.

Updated November 11, 2022 at 10:26 AM ET

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Life Stages Of The Brain

We associate menopause with the ovaries, but its symptoms start in the brain. Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi explains how brain health during menopause affects the rest of the body.

About Lisa Mosconi

Lisa Mosconi is a neuroscientist whose researchfocuses on women's brain health. She is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she also serves as the Director of the Women's Brain Initiative and Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic.

Mosconi is also the author of The XX Brain, a New York Times bestseller that shares insights on how women can protect and sustain their brains.

She received a five-year university degree in Experimental Psychology and Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, in collaboration with New York University School of Medicine.

This segment of TED Radio Hour was produced by Christina Cala and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour. You can follow us on Facebook @TEDRadioHour and email us at TEDRadioHour@npr.org.

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Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Christina Cala is a producer for Code Switch. Before that, she was at the TED Radio Hour where she piloted two new episode formats — the curator chat and the long interview. She's also reported on a movement to preserve African American cultural sites in Birmingham and followed youth climate activists in New York City.
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