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
    • 4.7 • 18 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

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Donkeymo29 ,


I love this and would suggest everyone listen to them! Even if you don't do there.

Rachel Anyanwu ,


I absolutely enjoyed this podcast! It was extremely delightful, as well as enlightening. To hear the normalcy of their conversation about action potentials was for once, for me, highly entertaining to have partaken in. The light hearted humor incorporated with a complex topic of neuroscience kept me wanting to hear more. Learning it over through his perspective was fun for me. Thanks!!!

The Spenman ,

Too much dilly dallying

Better to go faster

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