Neurotalk Podcast Season 3 Archive

Episode 1: John Sack

Join us for our latest edition of NeuroTalk as we examine the future of scholarly publishing. Nick Weiler interviews John Sack, founding director of High Wire Press, the groundbreaking e-publishing platform created in 1996 and now serving nearly 2,000 journals, ranging from Science to eLife. We go in-depth and discuss Sack's ideas about the future of scholarly journals, including the evolution of the "open access" movement, improvements to the peer review process, and the need for interactive online discussions around published science. Sack, a self-proclaimed futurist, muses about ongoing trends in publishing and whether we would even recognize the journals of the future. This is one episode you don't want to miss!

Producers: Mark Padolina and Nick Weiler

Episode 2: James Surmeier

This week on Neurotalk, we chat with James Surmeier about dopamine in the basal ganglia, the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease, and why we shouldn't cling too tightly to our ideas.

Dr. Surmeier is a professor and the Chair of the department of physiology at Northwestern University.

Episode 3: Michael Shadlen

Our guest is Michael Shadlen, professor of neuroscience at the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University. We will discuss his take on consciousness, perception, and his research studying sensory decision-making. We will also let him give us a teaser about his upcoming talk at Stanford.

Episode 4: Highlight Reel

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!

Episode 5: Randy Buckner

We chat with Randy Bucker 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.

Dr. Buckner is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Harvard University.

Episode 6: Elena Gracheva

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

Episode 7: Kimberly Huber

This week on Neurotalk, Kimberly Huber joins us to discuss protein synthesis in synaptic plasticity, translating basic research into clinically relevant therapeutics, and upcoming Halloween plans. All this, and more!

Dr. Huber is a professor of neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Episode 8: Sabine Kastner

This week, our guest is Sabine Kastner, a professor of psychology at the Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior at Princeton University. In this episode, we will talk about Dr. Kastner’s transition from philosopher to experimental scientist, studying attention in visual processing networks, the Beatles, and the importance of engaging in scientific outreach.

Episode 9: Peter Jonas

Welcome to another episode of NeuroTalk, the interview series for Stanford University’s weekly neuroscience seminar, brought to you by NeuWrite West. Our guest is Peter Jonas, a professor Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. In this episode, we will talk about his research on GABAergic interneurons, linking molecular properties of neuronal subtypes to their greater circuit function, and the challenges of building an institute from scratch.




Peter Crino (Neurotalk S2E10)

This week on the Neurotalk podcast, we talk to SNI speaker Peter Crino about the balance between medicine and research science, and how dysregulation of the mTOR signaling pathway can lead to both cancer and cognitive disorders.

Dr. Crino is a professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at Temple University and Shriners Hospital Pediatric Research Center.

Our conversation with professor Crino can also be streamed or downloaded here: NeuroTalk S2E10 Peter Crino

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