Sinopse

Brain Matters the Podcast is an exciting way for anyone to learn about the fascinating world of neuroscience directly from the researchers who have dedicated their lives to uncovering the mysteries of the brain. Our mission is to make neuroscience accessible, relatable, and intriguing while still respecting the integrity of the science we love.

Episódios

  • Motion Perception with Dr. Alex Huk

    Motion Perception with Dr. Alex Huk

    11/09/2015 Duração: 57min

    On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony and Dr. Alex Huk (Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Texas at Austin) talk about how our brains process vision and motion.

  • Translational Control in Neurons with Dr. Eric Klann

    Translational Control in Neurons with Dr. Eric Klann

    03/08/2015 Duração: 36min

    Creating new proteins is necessary for neurons to change the strength of their connections with each other. This process, known as translation, is controlled by a complex system of molecules and signlaing pathways. Anthony spoke with Dr. Eric Klann (Professor, New York University) about how understanding the minutiae of translational control in neurons can help us understand learning and memory, as well as developing potential therapeutics for cognitive disorders.

  • Trial and Error Learning with Dr. Yael Niv

    Trial and Error Learning with Dr. Yael Niv

    10/07/2015 Duração: 01h09min

    When we make a decision, we draw from our past experiences to guide our actions, but we are also willing to modify our behavior if we fail to predict the correct outcome. Anthony spoke with Dr. Yael Niv (Associate Professor, Princeton University) about this kind of trial and error learning, and how the brain learns how to learn.   Today's episode is sponsored by Audible.com. Pick up a free audiobook at audiblepodcast.com/brainmatters

  • Molecular Manipulation of Mood with Dr. René Hen

    Molecular Manipulation of Mood with Dr. René Hen

    12/06/2015 Duração: 01h05min

    On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony and Dr. René Hen (Professor, Columbia University) talk about how mood and anxiety is regulated by serotonin and adult neurogenesis, and how Dr. Hen's molecular tools have helped us understand how emotions are processed.   Today's episode is brought to you by Audible.com. For a free audiobook, go to audiblepodcast.com/brainmatters

  • Pain and Placebo Effect with Dr. Tor Wager

    Pain and Placebo Effect with Dr. Tor Wager

    26/05/2015 Duração: 44min

    How can we use our thoughts to regulate our emotional responses? On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony and Dr. Tor Wager (Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder) discuss how our mental states and context can influence the perception of pain.

  • Animal Models of Alzheimers with Dr. Joanna Jankowsky

    Animal Models of Alzheimer's with Dr. Joanna Jankowsky

    30/04/2015 Duração: 41min

    Alzheimer's disease has been a difficult disease to find treatment for. On this episode of Brain Matters, Matt and Dr. Joanna Jankowsky (Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine) talk about how to model Alzheimer's disease in mice to research the progression and treatment options for the disease.

  • Memory, the Cerebellum, and Axons with Dr. David Linden

    Memory, the Cerebellum, and Axons with Dr. David Linden

    10/04/2015 Duração: 01h30s

    Anthony and Dr. David Linden (Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) talked this week about David’s neuroscience research and how he gets inspiration in and out of lab. Anthony also asked David about his journey to becoming a successful scientist and best-selling author.   This episode of Brain Matters was brought to you be Audible.com. To get a free audiobook go to audiblepodcast.com/brainmatters

  • Discovering Circuits with Dr. Massimo Scanziani

    Discovering Circuits with Dr. Massimo Scanziani

    31/03/2015 Duração: 59min

    On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony talked with Dr. Massimo Scanziani (Professor, UC San Diego; HHMI Investigator) not just about his contributions to neuroscience, but about his journey as a scientist, a student, and a mentor. Massimo’s history is fascinating and motivating.

  • Addiction and Glutamate Transmission with Dr. Marina Wolf

    Addiction and Glutamate Transmission with Dr. Marina Wolf

    09/03/2015 Duração: 45min

    For our 25th episode, Matt and Dr. Marina Wolf (Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) talk about Marina's work in addiction and how this is related to mechanisms in learning and memory.

  • Neuronal Modules in the Brain with Dr. Ben Strowbridge

    Neuronal Modules in the Brain with Dr. Ben Strowbridge

    06/02/2015 Duração: 46min

    On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony talked with Dr. Ben Strowbridge (Professor of Neuroscience, Case Western Reserve University). Ben and his lab study neurons in the hippocampus and the olfactory bulb and are trying to understand how they come together to make functional modules. Don't forget to particpate in our Review Challenge! Review us, send a screenshot to [email protected], and we will respond with a personalized video! Thanks again, you wonderful listeners.

  • Decaying Memories with Dr. Paul Frankland

    Decaying Memories with Dr. Paul Frankland

    21/01/2015 Duração: 40min

    On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony talks about memories with Dr. Paul Frankland (Principal Investigator, Neurobiology Laboratory at The Hospital for Sick Children). How do the details of memories become lost forever? And why is it that your first memory falls so late in life?

  • Alcohol and the Fetal Brain with Dr. Rajesh Miranda

    Alcohol and the Fetal Brain with Dr. Rajesh Miranda

    30/12/2014 Duração: 27min

    On this episode of Brain Matters, Matt and Dr. Rajesh Miranda (Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Theraputics, Texas A&M University) talk about fetal alcohol syndrome. Rajesh is passionate about finding ways to help those who fall on the spectrum of this syndrome by uncovering the ways alcohol interacts with the development of the fetal brain.

  • Encoding the Auditory Environment with Dr. Maria Geffen

    Encoding the Auditory Environment with Dr. Maria Geffen

    10/12/2014 Duração: 46min

    Anthony and Dr. Maria Geffen (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania) talk about how the brain encodes the auditory world. Maria has had a very interesting career studying many of the senses including the somatosensory and visual systems before starting her auditory lab.

  • Making the Most of Memory with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

    Making the Most of Memory with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

    21/11/2014 Duração: 34min

    Matt sits down to with Dr. Wendy Suzuki (NYU). They have a great talk about the anatomy of memory, and how exercise impacts memory. Find out more about Dr. Suzuki at http://suzukilab.com/

  • Navigation and Orientation with Dr. David Dickman

    Navigation and Orientation with Dr. David Dickman

    21/10/2014 Duração: 43min

    Anthony and Dr. David Dickman (Professor of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine; Neuroscience Program Director, Rice University) talked about neuroscience in the skies from navigation in pigeons to orientation in monkeys. And some of those monkeys were in space! David also offers some encouragement for those interested in pursuing a career in science.

  • The Negative Impacts of Stress with Dr. David Morilak

    The Negative Impacts of Stress with Dr. David Morilak

    08/10/2014 Duração: 36min

    Is stress good or bad? Do the negative impacts of a stressful life outweigh the benefits of the adaptive physiological response? Matt and Dr. David Morilak (Professor of Pharmacology, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio) talk about what defines a stress response and why we have them to begin with. We also find out if stress researchers have the secret to beating anxiety. Thanks to Audible for supporting Brain Matters efforts in science outreach and education. Get a free audiobook of your choice at audiblepodcast.com/brainmatters.

  • What Can You Remember? with Dr. Anthony Wagner

    What Can You Remember? with Dr. Anthony Wagner

    22/09/2014 Duração: 40min

    Anthony sat down with Dr. Anthony Wagner (Professor, Stanford University) and talked about memory. Wagner is a cognitive neuroscientist studying memory in humans using techniques like functional MRI imaging. What does our brain look like when it forgets something? How do we make inferences? And can we detect a real memory from a false memory?

  • Brain Algorithms with Dr. Andreas Tolias

    Brain Algorithms with Dr. Andreas Tolias

    03/09/2014 Duração: 23min

    Matt and Dr. Andreas Tolias (Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine) talk about how the brain processes information.

  • Decisions in the Brain with Dr. Nao Uchida

    Decisions in the Brain with Dr. Nao Uchida

    20/08/2014 Duração: 38min

    Anthony and Dr. Nao Uchida (Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University) talk about how we can understand decision-making by looking at animals making decisions while we record from neurons in their brain.

  • Patterns in the Hippocampus with Dr. Brian Derrick

    Patterns in the Hippocampus with Dr. Brian Derrick

    05/08/2014 Duração: 32min

    On this episode of BRAIN MATTERS, Matt and Dr. Brian Derrick talk about the hippocampus. Dr. Derrick has a fascinating story about how he became interested in the hippocampus and what he and his colleagues are currently working to understand.

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