When immediate early genes were first described in 1984, they were thought to be yet another set of proteins involved in the cell cycle. Recent research, however, suggests that these regulatory proteins may hold the key to understanding how the hippocampus forms and stores memories.Read More
How much does the brain know about itself? In this Ask a Neuroscientist, Guillaume Riesen considers three different types of "knowledge" that the brain might have about itself: physical sensations, energy usage, and abstract thought.Read More
Today, our guest is Daniel Dombeck, an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at Northwestern University. We’ll be speaking with him about microscopy in the brain; mouse virtual reality and the original "mouse on a ball"; and how to get your mouse to groom.
This week on Brains & Bourbon, we share a cocktail with Rob Malenka, who describes his journey from party animal to world renowned scientist, and gives a beautiful and in-depth history of one of the most important fields in neuroscience. Plus much more!
Dr. Malenka is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science here at Stanford.
This week on Neurotalk, Nelson Spruston describes some of the first patch clamp recordings ever, shares the most exciting moment of his scientific career, and explains how a student in his lab discovered a new form of neural integration.
Dr. Spruston is the Scientific Program Director, and a Laboratory Head at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Janelia Farm Research Campus.