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Understanding sensorimotor circuits

Monday, 14 January 2019

An interview with James Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Group Leader at Janelia, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) Finding order in the immense complexity of neuronal networks in the brain is one of the central challenges of neuroscience. In the following interview, James Fitzgerald outlines how his lab is tackling this problem to understand sensorimotor circuits implementing […]

Tackling the hard questions of neuroscience

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

An interview with Professor Daniel Dennett, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) What happens in the brain up to the moment of consciousness? This is a question that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. But what if this specific formulation of the problem has hindered our progress? Professor Daniel Dennett, who delivered the SWC […]

Searching for sleep neurons

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

An interview with Dr Yang Dan, Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) The question of why we sleep has puzzled people for many years. In the process of […]