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Neuroscientists Talk Shop is the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) Neurobiology Podcast, showcasing the current research of internationally renowned guest Neuroscientists. Each episode features a moderated discussion with a cross section of UTSA Neurobiology faculty, highlighting the featured guest's research, and the state of the art in the field at hand.

NEUROSCIENTISTS TALK SHOP Neuroscientists Talk Shop

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Neuroscientists Talk Shop is the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) Neurobiology Podcast, showcasing the current research of internationally renowned guest Neuroscientists. Each episode features a moderated discussion with a cross section of UTSA Neurobiology faculty, highlighting the featured guest's research, and the state of the art in the field at hand.

    Savio Chan PhD

    Savio Chan PhD

    Savio Chan (Northwestern) gives us his thoughts on cell diversity in the external globus pallidus. He weighs in on how to define cell type, when to stop mining for more diversity, and whether cell type may even be a relevant construct in thinking about a network’s function.
    In an interesting aside, Charlie bears out how Savio’s work delivers the key functional impact of a GPe-striatal connection that was originally left out of the basal ganglia wiring diagram because it appeared not to fit the direct/indirect pathway dichotomy. The group considers the age-old dilemma of editorializing observations to fit a functional story, landing on the principle, “follow the data!”
    Duration: 35 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Todd Troyer (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 34 min
    Steve Small MD PhD

    Steve Small MD PhD

    Steve Small (UT Dallas) discusses how well 19th and 20th century localizationist metaphors for the brain have served our understanding of behavior, especially in the realm of language, and what new strategies are replacing them in the new millennium.
    Duration: 46 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Todd Troyer (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Nicole Wicha (Prof, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 45 min
    Matthijs van der Meer PhD

    Matthijs van der Meer PhD

    Matt van der Meer (Dartmouth) talks about the role of oscillations in routing information flow in the ventral striatum.
    Duration: 37 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Francesco Savelli (Assistant Prof, UTSA)
    Todd Troyer (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 36 min
    Stephen Maren PhD

    Stephen Maren PhD

    Stephen Maren (Texas A&M) talks about the common neural circuitry mediating fear conditioning and drug relapse.
    Duration: 39 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Isabel Muzzio (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Todd Troyer (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Matt Wanat (Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 38 min
    Michelle T. Diaz PhD

    Michelle T. Diaz PhD

    Michelle Diaz (Penn State) discusses how language features might be organized in the neural architecture and her structural and behavioral studies of how language production changes over the lifespan.
    Duration: 35minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Todd Troyer (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Nicole Wicha (Professor, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 35 min
    Ottavio Arancio MD PhD

    Ottavio Arancio MD PhD

    Ottavio Arancio discusses the problematic aspects of therapeutic strategies built upon the amyloid hypothesis of Parkinson’s disease, and his work defining the synaptic effects of soluble beta amyloid and tau oligomers in the etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.
    Duration: 39 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Hyoung-gon Lee (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA)
    George Perry (Semmes Chair, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 41 min

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