Listen in on accessible, fascinating conversations between Princeton researchers at the cutting-edge of their fields. It is produced by Isabel Rodrigues under the 145th Board of The Daily Princetonian in partnership with Princeton Insights, a team of Princeton graduate and postdoctoral researchers working to feature research in an accessible manner for peers across departments and the public alike.
What can vocal marmosets tell us about human development? w/ Thiago Tarraf Varella
In this episode of The Highlights, show host Thiago Tarraf Varella discusses his research on pre linguistic vocal learning in marmosets, and what this can tell us about human vocal development.
Futuristic Nostalgia w/ Yeon Soon Shin and Rolando Masís-Obando
In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Yeon Soon Shin, who completed her doctoral degree in Neuroscience at Princeton in 2020 and Rolando Masís-Obando, a 5th-year graduate student in Neuroscience. We discuss their paths to graduate work in psychology, the two distinct VR environments that they created, and the importance of using VR in their research on the environmental reinstatement effect.
Talking Toddlers w/ Mira Nencheva
In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Mira Nencheva, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology. We discuss her path to graduate work in psychology, the day-to-day of working with toddlers at the Princeton Baby Lab, and how the vocal pitch of a caregiver can affect learning early in life.
A 'bird's-eye' view w/ Professor Cassie Stoddard
In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Mary Caswell (Cassie) Stoddard, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). We discuss her career in sensory ecology and color vision in birds, her field experiments in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the science of nonspectral colors.
‘Which side are you on?’ w/ Patricia Hoyos
In this episode of The Highlights, we’re joined by Patricia Hoyos, a graduate student in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI). We discuss her work on the development of spatial biases in school-aged kids, the challenges and perks of working with children, and her experiences transitioning her work from undergraduate independent work to a graduate project.
Decoding Mosquitoes w/ Zhilei Zhao
In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Zhilei Zhao, a former graduate student in the McBride Lab of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. We discuss his experiences working in the lab during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his study of the delicate neuroscience of mosquitoes and its potential impact on the fight against malaria and other insect-borne illnesses.