Why can we hear music that isn’t really there? Dr. Luke Parkitny discusses how this question gnaws at some fairly complex and incompletely understood neuroscience phenomena. He explains how: "At the core of auditory hallucinations lies a breakdown in how signals from the outside world are translated into experience. ... In a sense, the world of musical hallucinations is one that is dominated by memories and predictions that are untempered by reality."Read More
This past Friday, the neuroscience community suffered a great loss with the passing of Allison Doupe, a professor of neuroscience at UCSF. Professor Doupe was our very first guest on the Neurotalk podcast, which I wanted to repost here as a small way of remembering and appreciating her life and contributions to science. You can also find a short write-up about Professor Doupe here: In Memoriam: Allison Doupe.
This week on Neurotalk, we chat with Elena Gracheva about working with bats, snakes and squirrels (oh my!), and also how thermoregulation studies might help us with organ transplants. All this and more!
Elena Gracheva is an assistant professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Yale University School of Medicine.
This week on Neurotalk, we chat with Randy Buckner about the unsurprising surprising role of the prefrontal cortex in memory, the rapid expansion of association cortex in humans, and what to do with a quarter in an MRI machine, and more.
Dr. Buckner is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Harvard University.
Join us for this episode as we highlight unforgettable moments from NeuroTalk Seasons 1 and 2. Through short, memorable clips, we will explore the gripping stories of how our guests were inspired to become scientists, adventures studying different animal models, and gossip about different professors. We will also share the greatest moment in all of NeuroTalk (so far!). Take a listen!Read More