OYM96: Gold-engram Retriever

We are super stoked to announce that the OYM team will be at the Canadian Neuroscience meeting in Toronto this year, hosting an exciting new satellite symposium on science communication!  Come talk about the importance of communication in neuroscience with special guest speakers! Other than shamelessly self-promoting, the hosts have got a whole lot on ...

OYM95: TCF4 is the Pitt (Hopkin)s

OYM95: TCF4 is the Pitt (Hopkin)s
This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: The hosts are taking the time to look at their respective big pictures this week, with Kat organizing and analyzing her onslaught of data and Liam working on an outline for his thesis. Fortunately, all this computer time has led to some pretty productive procrastination. While ...

OYM94: C4 Blows the Lid off Schizophrenia

OYM94: C4 Blows the Lid off Schizophrenia
We’ve got an explosive episode this week: we’re talking about the schizophrenia genetics paper whose press release has got a lot of internet attention recently. But first, it’s grant deadline crunch time for Liam and Kat and they’re sharing their very different approaches to the writing process.  In between budgets and proposals, Kat’s allowed herself ...

OYM93: Oxytocin V-Day Special 1

OYM93: Oxytocin V-Day Special
This Week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: It’s that time of year again, when you’ve got the urge to get close to that special someone, light some candles, and put on the latest OYM episode for a night of sweet, sweet neuroscience.  And this year, we’re delighted to welcome our official valentine, Daniel ...

OYM92: SHANKs for the Reference Letter

OYM92: SHANKs for the Reference Letter
This Week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: It’s the first episode of 2016 and we’re catching up with our co-hosts and all that’s been on their minds.  Kat’s pre-winter break plan to get everything finished has backfired bigtime, but she’s learned a valuable lesson in deadline realism.  While she’s frantically trying to catch ...

OYM91: Make-Work

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: It’s back to our regularly scheduled programming! With the winter holidays looming, our beloved hosts are desperately trying to squeeze the last bit of productivity out of the season.  Kat’s wrestling her labmates for equipment and Liam’s been busy planning the tail end of his degree ...

OYM90: The Kat Came Back 5

We’re starting to get back into the swing of things this week, with Kat finally returning from her travelling adventures with stories to share!  She’s discovered an unexpected excitement about bioinformatics while she was away, and so she’s been thinking about the importance of computer literacy in the life sciences.  In fact, she brings us ...

OYM89b: Lonely Liam 4

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast Kat’s still in Europe (she’ll be back soon) and Liam is all alone. First he takes the opportunity to talk more about Science funding and Canadian Politics, and then follows a thought train exploring if it would help or hurt science if everyone under stood scientists are just regular folks. ...

OYM89: Gutsy Microglia With Aadil Bharwani and Shawna Thompson 4

This week on the On Your Mind Neuoscience Podcast: Liam is joined by McMaster graduate students Shawna Thompson (@mostlymicroglia) and Aadil Bharwani (@brainymicrobes), to debrief on SFN15, talk about the reproducibility project, recent successes and troubles at 23andMe, and genetic dating services. In this week’s paper we bring together the worlds of microglia and gut ...

OYM87: NRFing SKITCHy NDP with Brad Dieter 1

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: We’re joined by special guest Dr. Brad Dieter who tells us about his journey from running people on treadmills to running proteins on a gel.  Then we discuss the challenges of preparing for conferences, the importance of colour coordination, and taking classes way to late into ...