Episodes

Being a CEO/Professor with Professor Ryan D'Arcy

WCNeuro Special Feature

PTSD and domestic abuse with Dr Julianne Flanigan

WCNeuro S3, EP8

Psychosis and schizophrenia part one with Professor Gary Donohoe

WCNeuro S3, EP9

Events and Awards

About

Saying something is ‘neuroscience’ is equivalent to calling it ‘rocket science’. It is both an endorsement and derision at the same time. While everyone has a brain and we all spend our day thinking about what is going on in other’s heads, the actual workings of the brain and the mind are understandably impenetrable. With that being said, the brain is undeniably fascinating, it is the most complex object humanity has come across in the universe. The brain is what lets you read this sentence, it generates our understanding of the world and all the amazing things humans do to fill it.

Floating Brains

So how do we get at the brain? That is where WCNeuro throws it’s hat in the ring. Through experimental psychology and neuroscience, our knowledge of the brain grows every day, but that knowledge is at conferences and in scientific journals but when it is distilled to the mass media a certain flavour of the work is lost. What if there was a podcast where we train you to understand scientists as scientists speak?

Ryan D'Arcy

Ryan D'Arcy

Professor

Dr. Ryan C.N. D’Arcy is the co-founder of HealthTech Connex. Trained in neuroscience, neurotechnology, and medical imaging, Dr. D’Arcy also holds a BC Leadership Chair in Medical Technology, is a full Professor at Simon Fraser University, and a member of the DM Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia. He has published more than 240 academic works, attracted more than $84 Million in competitive research and innovation funding, and been recognized through numerous awards and distinctions.

Juliane Flanigan

Juliane Flanigan

Doctor

Dr. Flanagan is an Assistant Professor in the Addiction Sciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She received a B.A. in psychology at the University of Vermont in 2003 and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Tennessee 2011. She completed her clinical psychology internship training at the Seattle VA and a NIDA-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Gary Donohoe

Gary Donohoe

Doctor

Gary’s research group, the CogGene group has strong collaborative ties with both the neuropsychiatric research group at TCD (with Prof. Aiden Covin & Prof Michael Gill) and the clinical neuroimaging group at NUIG (with Prof Colm McDonald and Dr. Dara Canon). The group studies how brain structure and function are affected by genetic risk factors for psychosis using neuropsychology, MRI and EEG.