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.