Brain Matters the Podcast is an exciting way for anyone to learn about the fascinating world of neuroscience directly from the researchers who have dedicated their lives to uncovering the mysteries of the brain. Our mission is to make neuroscience accessible, relatable, and intriguing while still respecting the integrity of the science we love.

On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony and Dr. Chris Ahern talk about exciting new research with ion channels. They also chat about Chris's interesting path into science and what it's really like to tackle some of the most interesting questions in neuroscience!

Direct download: Constructing_Synthetic_Ion_Channels.mp3
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On this episode of BRAIN MATTERS, Matt and Dr. Alyssa Brewer talk about her research in visual neuroscience and her unique path to becoming a scientist.

Direct download: Topographic_Visual_Maps.mp3
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On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony talks about addiction with Dr. John Dani, chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. They talk about learning, memory, and the behaviors associated with nicotine addiction.

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On this episode of BRAIN MATTERS, we talk Dr. Michael Beierlein, a scientist at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. We learn about his path to becoming a scientist and the circuitry of neurons in the basal forebrain and thalamic reticular nucleus.

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On this episode of Brain Matters, we discuss fear memories with Dr. Marie Monfils (Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin). We answer questions about how fear memories are created and if these memories can be changed once they are formed. Dr. Monfils also discusses how she began studying fear and how she approaches the scientific process.

Direct download: Fear_Memories_with_Marie_Monfils.mp3
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