Sound Science with Dr Yewande Pearse – Ep.2: Psychedelics in Science and Music (10.06.18)


Born and bred in North London, Dr Yewande Pearse completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, London in 2016. She is now based in Los Angeles, where she works as a Research Fellow, developing a stem cell therapy treatment for a rare childhood brain disease. Outside of the lab, Yewande is a writer for Massive Science – an online science media platform, and a TEDMED Research Scholar for this year’s Stage Programme.

Born of a mutual love of science and music, Yewande believes that science is for everyone. Sound Science is a monthly podcast about the science stories that affect our lives and in some way relate to music. With the help of guest experts in the field and a carefully selected sound track curated to the theme of the scientific topic, Yewande brings you stories that will make you hear science differently.


SS_01: The Science of Heart Break: Why Emotional Pain Feels Like Physical Pain

SS_02: Psychedelics in Science and Music

SS_03: Why Sleep? The Neuroscience of Sleep and Sleeplessness in Rave Culture (TBC)

SS_04: The Science of Rhythm (TBC)

SS_05: The Left-Brain Right-Brain Myth (TBC)

SS_06: 6 Degree’s of Separations (TBC)

      Sound Science with Dr Yewande Pearse Ep.2 (10.06.18)


Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
The Moody Blues – Legend of a Mind
Pink Elephants On Parade (From “Dumbo”)
The Doors – The Soft Parade
Jefferson Airplane – Embryonic Journey
Marion Brown – Once Upon A Time (A Children’s Tale)
The Chambers – Time Has Come Today
Jimi Hendrix – 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
Luis Paniagua – Nanas De Sol
Sun Ra and His Arkestra – Nuclear War
The Beach Boys – Hang On To Your Ego
Zomby – Tarantula
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beatles – Come Together
Jon Coltrane – Om
Pharoah Sanders – Astral Traveling
Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda (feat. Pharoah Sanders)
Hejira – Floating Test (Hejira X Floating Points)
Hejira – You
Polo & Pan – Nana
The Pharcyde – Illusions
The Free Design – Kites Are Fun
Supersempfft – I See Stars
Maxence Cyrin – Where Is My Mind (The Pixie Piano Cover)