NeuroTalk S3E4 Highlight Reel

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!

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NIH announces first round of BRAIN Initiative Awards

NIH announces first round of BRAIN Initiative Awards

Stanford faculty members Mark Schnitzer, associate professor of applied physics and biology, and Michael Lin, assistant professor of pediatrics and bioengineering, were among the first round of BRAIN Initiative awardees announced on September 30. Their project is titled "Protein voltage sensors: kilohertz imaging of neural dynamics in behaving animals".

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Ask a Neuroscientist: The Limits of Handedness

Ask a Neuroscientist: The Limits of Handedness

Can training over come innate ability? 

Whitney Ellen Heavner answers a question from a competitive video gamer who asks whether his reliance on his non-dominant hand puts him at a biological disadvantage to other players. Whitney discusses how fine grained handedness really is (do you have right/left preference at the level of individual fingers?), and whether all types of motor movements are affected by handedness bias. 

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