13 episodes

In-depth yet accessible interviews with world-leading neuroscientists, exploring cutting edge techniques, challenges in the field, and how these researchers think not only about the brain but life in general. The conversations are accessible to anyone with an interest in science. CortexCast is the official podcast of the Oxford University Cortex Club, a student run society that connects local and internationally recognised neuroscientists with students and researchers in Oxford through forums such as panels discussions, lectures and small debates.
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CortexCast - A Neuroscience Podcast Oxford University

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

In-depth yet accessible interviews with world-leading neuroscientists, exploring cutting edge techniques, challenges in the field, and how these researchers think not only about the brain but life in general. The conversations are accessible to anyone with an interest in science. CortexCast is the official podcast of the Oxford University Cortex Club, a student run society that connects local and internationally recognised neuroscientists with students and researchers in Oxford through forums such as panels discussions, lectures and small debates.
If you are interested in Cortex then this is the 'cast for you.

    Motor neurone disease and iPSCs - Dr. Björn Vahsen

    Motor neurone disease and iPSCs - Dr. Björn Vahsen

    In this episode, Katy interviews Björn Vahsen to discuss his ongoing research on Motor neurone disease using iPSCs to co-culture microglia and motor neurons.

    • 23 min
    Sleep and Scents - Dr. Julia Harris

    Sleep and Scents - Dr. Julia Harris

    In this episode, we interview Dr. Julia Harris to discuss her ongoing research on sleep utilising the olfactory system. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 20 min
    Recovering Movement - Charlotte Stagg

    Recovering Movement - Charlotte Stagg

    In this episode with Professor Charlotte Stagg, we talk about non-invasive brain stimulation techniques used to understand how the brain adapts to new challenges in the recovery of motor function after stroke. https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/charlotte-stagg

    • 30 min
    Snoozing Fruitflies

    Snoozing Fruitflies

    In this episode with Dr Sarnataro, we explore techniques used during his recent PhD to investigate the mitochondrial dynamics in neurons of sleeping fruitflies. Raffaele also offers advice on how to make the most of an Oxford PhD position. Raffaele Sarnataro — Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) (ox.ac.uk)

    • 31 min
    The Moving Brain with Dr. Andrew Peters

    The Moving Brain with Dr. Andrew Peters

    We met with Dr Andrew Peters (a new PI) to discuss his career in neuroscience so far studying movement in the brain. By combining multiple modern techniques, Andy interrogates global circuits during motor learning and behaviour.

    • 20 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    The trailer for the second season of CortexCast.

    • 53 sec

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