7 episodes

A series of neuroscience podcasts aimed at medical students with clinical comments.

Swansea University Medical School: Neuroscience Dr Phil Newton & Dr Samuel Webster

    • Science
    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

A series of neuroscience podcasts aimed at medical students with clinical comments.

    7. Neurological basis of movement

    7. Neurological basis of movement

    Reflex arcs, lower motor neurones, upper motor neurones, the cerebellum, basal ganglia, the frontal cortex and even decussations get a mention.

    • 57 min
    6. Pain pathways

    6. Pain pathways

    We cover the neuroanatomy, and a little neuroscience, of how pain is perceived by the brain and how analgesics and the brain itself can modify this.

    • 59 min
    5. Addiction

    5. Addiction

    Phil talks about the neuroscience of addiction and withdrawal.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    4. Autonomic nervous system

    4. Autonomic nervous system

    Phil and Sam talk about the anatomy of the autonomic nervous system, the neurotransmitters involved and pharmacological targets.

    • 53 min
    3. Neurotransmitters

    3. Neurotransmitters

    Phil tries to teach Sam about neurotransmitters and how they work. We work through a list of the main neurotransmitters and give an overview of their functions.

    • 39 min
    2. Neurobiology of appetite regulation

    2. Neurobiology of appetite regulation

    Phil tells Sam why his weight is fairly stable, what happens in his brain when he gets hungry and what changes when he has eaten. We talk about the adipostat, leptin, ghrelin and obesity, why we choose particular foods and how dopamine, opioids and (probably) serotonin are involved.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Cookieboh ,

Neroscience not the most thrilling topic but I’m hooked,I love this series

Amazing podcast, very informative and I’m not even a student and I love this series very interesting and how Dr phill puts things across in a great manner and explains how processes work and gives examples brilliantly

This has given me the get up and go to learn more about this topic

Keep up the great work and please please more n more topics I’m all caught up on the podcasts need more from you 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Hustler_Claudia ,

Amazing

I love this podcast! There’s soo much information available and it’s conveyed beautifully. I’m soo happy you finally put out another podcast, hopefully won’t have to wait 7/8 years for the next (;.
I personally like how Dr. Sam Webster can be ‘uninterested’ or has forgotten some of the content, as it relates to how some students may feel in a lecture, or even how I felt myself throughout sometimes.

glowcog ,

Wow

Great stuff. Really, really well presented and informative. More please!!

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