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Neural mechanisms of aggression

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

An interview with Associate Professor Dayu Lin conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) Aggression is an evolutionarily significant behaviour seen in animals competing for resources or in defending themselves, but how does the brain know when to generate this behaviour? Dr Dayu Lin, an Associate Professor at New York University, recently gave a seminar at […]

Perception bias: exploring physiological needs

Thursday, 22 November 2018

An interview with Dr Yoav Livneh, Harvard Medical School, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) “Hunger makes a thief of any man” — this thought-provoking quotation from Pearl S. Buck captivatingly introduced Dr Yoav Livneh’s work on how physiological need states affect perception in his recent Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series (ENSS) lecture. Dr Livneh proceeded […]

Supporting adaptive changes in sound processing

Monday, 19 November 2018

An interview with Andrea Hasenstaub, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Coleman Memorial Laboratories in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) Flexibility of the auditory cortex is key to enabling highly dynamic responses to sounds. I caught up with Andrea […]