Friday, August 29, 2008

Neuropod podcast

Nature Neuroscience's monthly podcast, Neuropod, is just superb and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in neuroscience, cognitive science or psychology. Perhaps the coolest thing about Neuropod is that it mostly consists of interviews with the actual authors of notable recent papers. This month's edition is particularly good, it features interviews with the authors of:
  1. The awesome recent Nature article that tracked the development of altruism in children and how it may be related to parochialism
  2. A fascinating essay in Nature on the role of imprinted genes in mental illnesses such as autism and schizophrenia
  3. A Nature Neuroscience paper, with very promising future applications, on the role of the neurotransmitter GABA in obesity in mice, and
  4. An awesome Nature Reviews Neuroscience piece (coauthored by Teller and James Randi!) on how magicians can help neuroscience research (and possibly vice versa).
As I said, just awesome. Check it out!

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