Rett Syndrome Models don’t Look so Good

Adel’s back at On Your Mind headquarters this week and joins the team to talk neuroscience in-studio! We’re glad he’s back; it’s just not the same making fun of him when he’s not around. As a group, we’ve had a productive week this week, but we’re also riding the emotional rollercoaster that comes with graduate ...

Lasers really work up an appetite!

We’re really showing off our technical wizardry this week, with an episode that spans the continent.  Adel’s on vacation in sunny California and still finds the time to call in and talk neuroscience with Kat and Liam.  Of course there’s a preamble about how much of a good time he’s having, but we’re not jealous, ...

Reelin Back Fear Response

We’re changing things up this week at On Your Mind and taking a more critical look at a paper that we’ve developed strong opinions about.  From the unnecessarily long title to the unfortunate lack of controls, we’ve got alot to say about “Reelin, an extracellular matrix protein linked to early onset psychiatric diseases, drives postnatal ...

Archival Autism

This week on On Your Mind: It’s an OYM blast from the past with this week’s special-release, archived episode! This episode starts out with a well-deserved congratulation to our very own Liam, for acing his PhD candidacy exam.  Now he’s formally allowed to do more work for no change in pay!  We also talk about ...

Mitigating Memories of Meth

It’s the third episode of On Your Mind and we still don’t have a tagline!  But we do have a show that will take you through a full range of emotions and really exercise your amygdala.  Speaking of the amygdala (smooth, right?), we’re talking about a paper that manipulates drug-related memories by injecting an actin ...

Cerebral Organoids: Big Thoughts on Little Brains

This week on On Your Mind: We start this episode talking about the beginning of a new semester and all the anxiety and excitement that comes along with it.  Adel’s been designing figures for a paper so we set off on a debate over whether or not making a pretty figure adds anything more than ...

E01 Hunting Huntington’s with NUB1 3

Welcome to On Your Mind, a podcast where we take an in depth look at the latest neuroscience papers. In this, the inaugural episode of On Your Mind, we discuss a paper called “Identification of NUB1 as a suppressor of mutant Huntingtin toxicity via enhanced protein clearance” by Lui et al. (doi:10.1038/nn.3367).  It’s a short ...