On this bonus episode of the podcast, host Rowan Hooper sits down with New Scientist magazine editor Cat de Lange, and science journalist Sally Adee to talk about the wonders of the electrome: the natural electricity that courses through our bodies. Most of us know that we rely on bioelectricity in our brains and nervous systems, for processing information and sending signals to and from the brain, but bioelectricity also plays vital roles how we develop in the womb and how our bodies heal after injury. Bioelectricity is linked to various illnesses, and if it goes wrong, deformity and cancer can result. On the pod, Sally talks about how we can learn to control this bioelectricity.

Sally has written this week’s magazine cover story, The amazing ways electricity in your body shapes you and your health, and her book, We Are Electric, The New Science of Our Body’s Electrome, has just been published.

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