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Tom Hage joins Amielle for an episode about self-regulation and adolescent attention. The erudite Tom discusses some serious Instagram research. Then the feature paper explores how children abandon their moms at the neuronal level. This is what happens when children stop being polite, and start being little &#$@s! Also, non-consensual cruises.
Bust out your therapeutic emotion wheel, Leah and Amielle are affecting! This episode the ladies discuss two papers on the recognition of other’s emotions; from how serotonin transporters effect recognizing frowning faces to a featured paper on how the shape of the amygdala over time could predict developing psychosis. Leah faces her classic nemesis: words while Amielle keeps the train of refugees moving. We wrap it all up with a neuroethics discussion and dish about the famous inventor of The Nothing. Also, mongols.
The lady scientists would like nothing more than to tell you all about the dying brain! We got gamma waves, dickensian bouquets, beached whales, and severed ox head batteries. Amielle presents a recent study where a dying man’s brain waves are analyzed. Leah tells case reports of individuals who have come back from the brink of death to tell the tale. And if all of that wasn’t enough, we (don’t) talk to comedian Shane Moss talking about DMT. Stick around until the end to hear secret tricks in conforming to social niceties in spite of preferring the void. Also, Frankenstein’s monster’s attorney.
This week at the Journal Club, Nicole and Amielle get into the significance of a moment on the lips and the follies of single authorships. They cover the benefits and challenges of fly research, how taste changes a body, and meringue’s of temptation. Next, it’s off to Italy to catch dolphins bursting and pulsing like middleschool girls. Prepare for dolphin impressions! Also, the devil’s nose.
After their bout with COVID, Tom and Amielle are back and talking about a little discipline with big notions called evolutionary psychology. How did some of these endeavoring scientists test if psychopathy is a mental disorder or an unconventional life strategy? Turns out you ask one simple question; Vladimir Putin or Ned Flanders? Also wild male adult atlantic walruses.
Short and painfully sweet, this Journal Club we’re phoning it in with some noteworthy non-news. But, while low in minutes, the topics couldn’t be spicier. We bring you the connection between gingivitis and mental health and explore the top-down processing that makes “it hurt so good.” We discuss research on the brains of masochists when they experience pain. Also, ‘sup mushroom!
Warning: those in the front row may get splashed during the show, because we’re talking about fish. The world of behavioral cognition and the old primate boys club is being shaken up by the mean mugging of the cleaner wrasse. Amielle reads between the lines and creates a wild dramatization of academic discord. Wow, even though they’re talking fish, these researchers are getting catty. Meanwhile, Leah gets contentious about consciousness. Also, macaque hate.
This episode is brought to you by the color ‘fluorescent green’! The hosts are tangent crazy as they discuss the latest COVID brain research. What are the molecular changes in the COVID brain and could their similarity to Alzheimer’s explain these neurological symptoms? We also learn about Leah’s stance on sexy fish-men, and how she prints with fire. Amielle practices her pilot impressions and divulges the evolutionary importance of crocodiles. Also, when there’s no oxygen, Leah is gay.
We begin this mouth-feel filled episode with a spiritual journey; drinking beer with hallucinogens in the Andes. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, it’s farmyard fun with a new study on lambs eating different flavors, textures, and poison! Somewhere in there, Amielle demands a whole bottle of whiskey and Leah achieves personality personal-growth. And finally, we discuss how your fears are gonna fuck up your sperm and next generations. Also, serial killer sheep.
Hold on to your neural networks. This is not an episode for intellectual light weights. Nicole Davies brings the inside-out rhetoric of theoretical philosophy of science to the Journal Club. In discussing an opinion piece 20 years in the making, Detective Cupidity Branco, Fears the Reviewers Davies, and Honorable Mention Moreno break down strategic research approaches, sprinkling explanans all around. Also, the Berenstain Bears suck!
While New Years gives us a chance to start fresh, we explore how biology does not. It’s nice and all that the neural nets of the world are creating the best new year’s resolutions for us, their play dough-like (or play dough familiar) counterparts. But, it seems the hormones of the prenatal environment are making some big decisions on our later behavior, governing how much myelin we’re growing. Also, quid nominum geminus?
This week at the club, Amielle is joined by Nicole Davies to discuss possibly our most ironic paper. Amielle tackles her arch nemesis, dyslexia, when presenting a monster of a GWAS study on… developmental dyslexia! Get ready for Playboy magazine analogies, sad birthdays, politician punching and more hating on the country of Spain. Also, gas intelligence.
Ho Ho Who’s gonna make you wish you were dating a barnacle, talk about witches, and why your dad stays on the sauce? It’s Tom and Amielle! These two ho-ligans are getting into childhood development and the belief in Santa, as well as punishment-resistant alcohol drinking (Domi, Xu, et al., 2021). So, pour yourself a mug of eggnog and gather the 1940s rat children around the ol’ podcast player, because this is as X-mas-y the podcast is ever gonna get.
Who the hell do these scientific journals think they are? The hosts uncover the true relationship between scientists and these demanding domains. Meanwhile, greedy scientists are paid to eat icecream?! What is the world coming to? Also, the most spit-tastic bonus clip ever!
Hope you’re ready to metabolize a brand new episode all about tasty foods. This episode is served steaming hot with how umami flavors are making you wanna eat more. The superiority of biology over physics is on full display as it destroys basic measurements of conservation of mass. We also have a guest appearance of a surprise organ we don’t often spend time with, the liver! Also, gout.
It may be November, but here at the journal club we’re still Halloween fiends. Long after the thrill of candy is gone, we dive into: more antisocial behavior research, 101 prisoner’s brains, designer evil mice, and SfN-inspired…“games”…? Listen till the end for a life pro tip on how to kill (a relationship). Also, hyena genitals.
Your hosts jump right into misbehaving from the beginning with material too scandalous for BYU. Spooky subjects include: penile memory, festive fisticuffs, and the current state of your long-term relationship.
Things are getting creepy this October at the Journal Club. Professor Branco co-hosts, and shines a light on the twisted diet and sexual behavior of nematodes. We find out what your mouthparts say about your sexual exploits. Then, a pink gummed, murderino Amielle gets into how the fatty acid in your amygdala won’t affect your BMI but might be a biomarker for antisocial personality disorder. Also, pretty beetles.
A steady southerly saltwater storm soaks the journal club parade. Leah rains on Amielle’s personality-test parade! Amielle rains on Leah’s urinating sheep parade! Then Amielle, in true True Neutral fashion, exercises immense cognitive control while she reports on what happens in the cheating brain. Also, Stroopy Boi!
This episode covers topics from the pharmacy to the farmyard, with lots of tangents. Experience the music of felines before you learn just how sneaky supplement companies can be. Then, fix yourself a PB&J sandwich while you learn all about goat reproduction. Also, electron cliches.