OYM78: The Brain of a Man

OYM78: The Brain of a Man
This week on the show, Liam shares his experience wrestling with confusing but exciting results that could take his project in an unexpected direction, and Kat’s talking about her sometimes frustrating love of reviewing manuscripts.  She’s just finished reviewing a paper and is struggling with the idea of assigning ‘impact’ to the work.  And while ...

OYM77: Eating for Two

OYM77: Eating for Two
The hosts have had a busy week this week, and have been fighting the urge to lounge in the new-found sun instead of in the fluorescent lab light.  Liam’s slowly chipping away at his “to write” list and has just finished his ethics application for a new project that would involve the touchy subject of ...

OYM76: Health for the Homeless with Sophia Rinaldis

OYM76: Health for the Homeless with Sophia Rinaldis
We’re elated to welcome Sophia Rinaldis to the On Your Mind studio this week!  She’s a social worker who has just completed her second Master’s Degree and is here to help us take a sociological and social sciences look at mental health and homelessness in Canada. But first, Liam has been settling in to tackle ...

OYM75: Flies are the Shi-TS with Ian Blum and Robin Keeley

OYM75: Flies are the Shi-TS with Ian Blum and Robin Keeley
  We’re doubling up on guest hosts this week, with Ian Blum and Robin Keeley calling in from Baltimore!  They’re coming to us from the safety of Robin’s living room, where they’ve got some thoughts on the “two body problem” – the struggle that a couple in academia goes through when trying to find careers ...

OYM74: MOR Pain MOR Gain

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: Kat’s away, and Liam is reunited with Adel Farah. Long time listeners will remember that a year ago Adel left academia for medschool, and Liam has recently decided that he will be leaving academia for…. something. We have a long chat about our motivations for leaving ...

OYM73: Klingon Repo Men

OYM73: Klingon Repo Men
It’s finally spring!  We can tell because Liam’s been busy fine-tuning his study skills for a final exam, and Kat’s been embracing abstract season with full force.  Oh, and because the temperature has finally climbed above 0°C. Besides enjoying the sunshine, Kat’s been reading up on the future of the postdoc, and brings us an ...

OYM72: Get Cognitively Enhanced with Dr. Veljko Dubljević

We’re taking a dip into the ethical side of neuroscience this week with our guest host Dr. Veljko Dubljević!  He’s a Banting post-doctoral fellow at the Neuroethics Research Unit at McGill and is working on the ethical implications of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy.  Before coming to Montreal, Veljko obtained the elusive double PhD and has experience ...

OYM71: SAD for SORLosers

OYM71: SAD for SORLosers
If you will be in Montreal on April 17th and are interested in NeuroEthics, check out this conference!  OYM will be there alongside some impressive young neuroethicists, and registration is free! Another week has gone by, and Kat and Liam are back to catch up over some science.  Liam’s got the proof of his review ...

Bonus: Streaming Sunshine with Dan Wilson

We’re super excited to announce that we will be live-streaming the 2015 Sunposium: Neural Circuits and Sunshine, put on by the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience on Monday March 30 and Tuesday March 31!  There’s an impressive list of speakers, including Nobel Award winner Eric Betzig and in vivo memory manipulator Richard Tsien, who’s ...

OYM70: Hyperaroused with Allison Brager

OYM70: Hyperaroused with Allison Brager
  If you will be in Montreal on April 17th and are interested in NeuroEthics, check out this conference!  OYM will be there alongside some impressive young neuroethicists, and registration is free! We’re elated to welcome Allison Brager (@beastlyvaulter) – post doc, blogger, cross fit athlete and book author extraordinaire – to the guest mic ...