Synaptic

This podcast focuses on the people, the science and the challenges in neuroscience.

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Illustrated portrait of So Hyun “Sophy” Kim.
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Diagnosing autism and teaching neurodiversity with So Hyun “Sophy” Kim

The Korea University professor on her path to autism research and studying in the United States.

By Brady Huggett
1 July 2024 | 67 min listen
Illustrated portrait of Eve Marder
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Eve Marder, neural circuits and being heard

The National Medal of Science winner explains why she built her career around the crustacean and what it was like attending high school in a Hudson River town.

By Brady Huggett
1 June 2024 | 79 min listen
Illustrated portrait of Emily Finn.
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Brain connectivity and letting the data speak with Emily Finn

The Dartmouth College researcher talks about her quest to understand behavior and doing neuroscience “in the woods.”

By Brady Huggett
1 May 2024 | 69 min listen
Illustrated portrait of Loren Frank.
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The value of math and spatial learning with Loren Frank

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator discusses what drew him to study the brain and his current work at the University of California, San Francisco.

By Brady Huggett
1 April 2024 | 61 min listen
Illustrated portrait of Lauren O’Connell.
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Setting up a frog colony and pair bonding with Lauren O’Connell

To become a scientist, O’Connell first needed to leave the family farm.

By Brady Huggett
1 March 2024 | 62 min listen

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“I feel a little bit in limbo,” says neuroscientist Stephanie Noble, who has paused a study using Biobank data after the repository shifted from a data download to a cloud-only access model.

By Calli McMurray
16 July 2024 | 7 min read