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Brain Explained

Brain Explained

By Abdullah Iqbal
A podcast exploring fresh off the press neuroscience research. Tune in to our podcast for a deep dive interview exploring a research paper or thesis with the scientist themselves. Strengthen your understanding of the brain at the molecular level and gain an understanding of what it's like being a cutting-edge researcher.

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Cleaning in the Brain, Neuroimaging and Perivascular Spaces with Professor Farshid Sepherband
Episode 3 of Brain Explained explores neuroimaging and blood supply, cleaning in the brain with Professor Farshid Sepherband from The University of Southern California. Why are spaces imaged in the brain and how are they linked to daily life and disease? Listen to find out. In Episode 3 we discuss his recent research into the neuroimaging of the clearance system and blood supply. We discuss his research, opportunities and as always there are a lot of interesting insights. Twitter LinkedIn Further links: Link to Farshid Sepherband’s lab website Link to papers: Perivascular space and BMI/ time of day/ gender, Perivascular space and Parkinson’s Disease, Perivascular space and Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuroimaging resources: LONI pipeline(for image analysis) : Open source python group for neuroimaging: Introduction to biomedical imaging: To learn about basics MRI physics: For MRI related questions: MRI communities - with a lot of resources: ISMRM: OHBM: Farshid’s favourite neuroscience online course:
March 29, 2021
Exploring How the Brain Forms Memories and Stores Language with Professor Chris Petkov
Episode 2 of Brain Explained explores the brain circuits involved in language and memory with Professor Christopher Petkov of Newcastle University. Chris’s work looks at the brain regions involved in language and memory in humans and macaques. We discuss his work, how it is being practically used, the opportunities you have to get involved in this area of research using real data and more. Link to Chris Pektov's Laboratory Website. Link to paper Current Research in Neurobiology  Editorial Introduction to Current Research in Neurobiology.
February 18, 2021
Brain Cholesterol, Oxidative Stress and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr Hemant Mistry
Episode 1 of Brain Explained explores Alzheimer's Disease research with (the now) Dr Hemant Mistry of the University of Sheffield. Hermant's work looks at the role of brain cholesterol in the development of Alzheimer's Disease.  We discuss his work on post-mortem brain tissue, cell cultures, impact of oxidative stress on neurons and more. We also discuss careers which is particularly useful for those wanting to break into the field of neuroscience. Hemant's contact info:
January 1, 2021
Welcome to Brain Explained!
A short introductory episode detailing what Brain Explained is all about.  Twitter - Linkedin - Email - Music Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
December 20, 2020