Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for EveryoneAuthor: Ginger Campbell, MD
14 Nov 2018

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

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Brain Science is hosted by Ginger Campbell, MD. It explores how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brains make us human. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at

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    BS 150 Seth Grant Explores the Synaptome

    BS 150 is my 4th interview with Dr. Seth Grant, the molecular biologist who has discovered surprising things about the evolution of the synapse, including the fact that vertebrates have much more complex synapses than invertebrates. In this interview we talk about his latest paper in Neuron in which his team has developed a method for mapping the synapses across the entire mouse brain. This is called a synaptome and reveals that there is surprising diversity depending on which part of the brain is examined. We discuss the implications of this discovery and how it suggests a new theory of how memory works.

    Even though this is a follow up to last year's interview (BS 137), Dr. Grant provides all the background that a new listener will need to appreciate his work.

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  • Posted on 26 Oct 2018

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    Announcements about Boston and Australia

    This brief announcement is to correct a mistake I made in BS 148.

    For several months I have been talking about my trip to Australia in 2019. I have posted this brief audio to clarify that October 1 was the first day to put down your deposit for the trip (not the deadline).

    The dates in Australia will be May 20-30, 2018 and I have included the PDF with details with this announcement. There is room for 16 listeners. Please write to a for more details.


    Also, I will be in Boston November 1-3 for the Sound Education event at Harvard. If you would like to get together just drop me an email.

  • Posted on 13 Oct 2018

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    BS 149 "Happy Brain" with Dr. Dean Burnett

    Brain Science 149 is an episode for listeners of all backgrounds. It is an interview with Dr. Dean Burnett, author of Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why. We look beyond the hype about dopamine and consider how our social nature impacts our happiness.

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  • Posted on 28 Sep 2018

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    BS 148 Pioneering neuroscientist Eve Marder

    BS 148 is the interview with pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Eve Marder, which I originally recorded back in 2009. I am reposting it now as a follow-up to last month's review of Charlotte Nassim's excellent biography Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience. The topics discussed in this interview are just as relevant as they were back then. A highlight of this interview is Dr. Marder's insights into what it was like to be part of the first large cohort of women entering science back in the sixties and seventies.

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  • Posted on 24 Aug 2018

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    BS 147: Eve Marder's Life in Neuroscience

    BS 147 is a discussion of the new biography Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience by Charlotte Nassim. This is an intellectual biography of one of neuroscientists least know pioneers. Dr. Marder was interviewed on this podcast back in BSP 56, which is also now free to download.

    In this episode I take you through some of Dr. Marder's key discoveries. Her work is unique because even as a graduate student she was challenging long held assumptions in her field. Although Nassim never mentions it, I strongly believe that Marder deserves a Nobel Prize and I explain why in this episode.

    This episode is more technical than usual and will be of special interest to students and working neuroscientists.

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  • Posted on 27 Jul 2018


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