Cerebrum editor Bill Glovin’s monthly interviews with top neuroscientists who discuss their research-based articles, their personal stories, and how their work has the potential to make a difference in people’s lives.

Part of the Dana Foundation’s mission is to educate the public in a responsible manner about research’s potential. Listen to some of these engaging and memorable interviews, read the latest Cerebrum articles, and explore the most complex organ in the human body.

February, 2018

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Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., founding director of Yale University’s Neuroscience & Regeneration Research Center, talks about his Cerebrum article, “Alabama to Beijing… and Back: The Search for a Pain Gene,” his career as a neuroscientist, and his forthcoming book, Chasing Men on Fire: The Story of the Search for a Pain Gene.

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February, 2018

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Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D., founding director of The Emotional Brain Institute at New York University, talks about his Cerebrum article, “Know Thyself: Well-Being and Subjective Experience,” his work as founding director of The Emotional Brain Institute at New York University, and his role as a founding member of the popular band, The Amygdaloids.

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January, 2018

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Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., a behavioral neurologist with an international reputation for her pioneering research to map the brain circuits implicated in depression, talks about coauthoring her recent Cerebrum article, “Neuroimaging Advances for Depression” and her recent move from Emory’s School of Medicine to become the founding director of The Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics at Mt. Sinai.

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December, 2017

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Beth Stevens, Ph.D., and Staci Bilbo, Ph.D., microglia researchers at the Harvard Medical School, talk about their recent Cerebrum article, “Microglia: The Brain’s First Responders,” and also about reflect on their personal journey to microglia research and where they stand on careers for women in neuroscience. 

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November, 2017

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One of the leaders in the effort to organize the first neuroethics conference was Steven E. Hyman, M.D., director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University and the founding president of the International Neuroethics Society. On the 15th anniversary of the conference, “Neuroethics: Mapping the Field,” we asked Hyman to reflect on how far the field has come in 15 years and where it may be going in the next 15.

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October, 2017

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Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, and coauthor of our Cerebrum article, “The Illusion of the Perfect Brain Enhancer,” talks about the potential and pitfalls of transcranial direct current stimulation.

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