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.
What New Neurons Are Good For with Dr. Amelia Eisch01/07/2014 Duração: 38min
Anthony and Dr. Amelia Eisch talk about two major questions. First, what are new neurons good for. And second, what is good for making these new neurons. We hope you enjoy this one. Amelia is charismatic and enthusiastic about her fascinating work.
Snapshot of a Memory with Dr. Bruce Hope17/06/2014 Duração: 30min
Anthony and Dr. Bruce Hope talk about how researchers can identify and manipulate the activity of neurons that are active during a specific experience. Toward the end of their conversation, Bruce gets into the importance of perseverance and the personality traits of the successful scientists he has worked with.
Building Proteins in Neurons with Dr. Erin Schuman02/06/2014 Duração: 33min
This week, Matt and Dr. Erin Schuman talk about how neurons make all the proteins they need to function and how a cell gets these proteins all the way to dendrites and synapses.
Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Kenneth Kosik14/04/2014 Duração: 30min
Anthony and Dr. Kenneth Kosik had a chance to talk about Ken's path to becoming a neuroscientist. It's a different story than the ones we are used to hearing and offers some new perspectives on what it takes to become a great scientist. They also talk about the approaches Ken uses in his lab to study Alzheimer's Disease.
Brains and Behavior in Nematodes with Dr. Shawn Lockery24/03/2014 Duração: 18min
Matt and Dr. Shawn Lockery met up to talk about Shawn's work in C. Elegans, a worm that allows neuroscientists to study the link between the brain and behavior. They also got into a fascinating discussion about how science and art can come together.
Glial Cells with Dr. Dwight Bergles03/03/2014 Duração: 53min
On this episode, Anthony and Dr. Dwight Bergles talk about the diverse functions of glia in the nervous system.
Cerebellar Circuits with Dr. Thomas Otis10/02/2014 Duração: 34min
On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony and Dr. Thomas Otis talk about how the cerebellum helps coordinates movements.
Visualizing Glutamate Receptor Action with Dr. Vasanthi Jayaraman20/01/2014 Duração: 25min
On this episode, Matt and Dr. Vasanthi Jayaraman talk about glutamate receptors and how Vasanthi came to be a neuroscientist. They also discuss how science training and teaching can impact both the student and the teacher.
Constructing Synthetic Ion Channels with Dr. Chris Ahern30/12/2013 Duração: 42min
On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony and Dr. Chris Ahern talk about exciting new research with ion channels. They also chat about Chris's interesting path into science and what it's really like to tackle some of the most interesting questions in neuroscience!
Topographic Visual Maps with Dr. Alyssa Brewer02/12/2013 Duração: 31min
On this episode of BRAIN MATTERS, Matt and Dr. Alyssa Brewer talk about her research in visual neuroscience and her unique path to becoming a scientist.
Nicotine Addiction with Dr. John Dani18/11/2013 Duração: 40min
On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony talks about addiction with Dr. John Dani, chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. They talk about learning, memory, and the behaviors associated with nicotine addiction.
Neural Dynamics with Dr. Michael Beierlein04/11/2013 Duração: 31min
On this episode of BRAIN MATTERS, we talk Dr. Michael Beierlein, a scientist at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. We learn about his path to becoming a scientist and the circuitry of neurons in the basal forebrain and thalamic reticular nucleus.
Fear Memories with Dr. Marie Monfils21/10/2013 Duração: 30min
On this episode of Brain Matters, we discuss fear memories with Dr. Marie Monfils (Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin). We answer questions about how fear memories are created and if these memories can be changed once they are formed. Dr. Monfils also discusses how she began studying fear and how she approaches the scientific process.