The Brain Scoop YouTube channel is directed and hosted by Emily Graslie - she launched Brain Scoop in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum. Brain Scoop videos explore a variety of life science topics ranging from fossils to millipedes to biomechanics. Graslie often visits with science researchers in these episodes, providing viewers with a variety of expert perspectives. In other episodes, Graslie answers questions from viewers or chats about different aspects of the scientific research process. As Graslie warns her viewers, Brain Scoop is not always for the squeamish: some episodes (such as those featuring decisions) are accompanied by a "grossometer" that cautions viewers about their contents. Some previous Brain Scoop episodes are organized into playlists, enabling educators and others to locate episodes of interest with ease.