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Episodes

Learning about the structure of neurons with Bryan Roth

Think Fast, S1, EP8

The twinkling stars of the brain with Ashley Ingiosi

Think Fast, S1, EP7

Where have they been with Antje Ihlefeld

Think Fast, S1, EP6

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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?

Bryan Roth

Bryan Roth

Doctor

Bryan L. Roth MD, PhD is the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  Dr. Roth was elected to the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2014  and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.  

Ashley Ingiosi

Ashley Ingiosi

Doctor

Dr. Ashley M. Ingiosi is a Ruth L. Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University – Spokane. Her research interests broadly include sleep and glia. She received B.S. degrees in Biopsychology & Cognitive Science as well as General Biology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ingiosi completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience with Dr. Mark Opp at the University of Michigan where she studied astroglial- and neuronal-specific contributions to sleep and neuroinflammation.

Antje Ihlefeld

Antje Ihlefeld

Doctor

Antje Ihlefeld is a neural engineer with a primary interest in central auditory processing. She received her PhD in 2007 from Boston University on psychophysical and computational models of auditory perception. Her research includes studies of auditory perception in cochlear implants users and hearing aid users. More recently, she has widened this research focus to address how auditory deprivation affects central nervous system function as assessed with chronic electrode recordings in auditory cortex.