by Alex Masurovsky To learn more about how grid cells work, researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig are thinking abstractly. Grid cells and place cells work together in the brain to allow an organism to keep track of where it is in a given space. They are found in the hippocampus, a key brain area for memory functioning. Research on these cells has … Continue reading Beyond navigation: the calibration of human grid cells
Sophia and I were hanging out and listening to Iggy Pop’s radio show, which is usually good entertainment, and we were drinking a little wine and talking… Continue reading A Burning Desire for Therapy
One in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Why, you ask?
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These colorful birds were used in a study of hierarchical recursive structures in the brain. Continue reading Colorful Birds
After earning my MedNeuro PhD in 2017, I decided to go a different path than anyone I knew. So it was clear I needed to make new contacts Continue reading 10 Networking Tips for Scientists
The movie got rather bad reviews from critics (justified as I would say), however it raises some interesting neuroscientific questions about what goes on in our brains after we die. Continue reading Flatliners: What is going on in your brain after you die?
by Zara Khan MSc Student, Charité MedNeuro Those with a story-telling flair can keep one indulged for hours. Others that present educational or scientific content keep you intellectually engaged and listening to them are by no means a passive activity. If the podcast’s host has a dulcet tone and knows how to keep things moving, even stuff that you probably couldn’t care less about will … Continue reading Neuroscience Podcasts to Seriously Send Those Brain Cells Firing
In the study of human development, there once was a time where when a prickly ethical issue turned into science at its best… only to become a moral conundrum once again. Continue reading The Longest Two Weeks in the World: When Do We Limit Human Embryonic Research?