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Stanford students launch NeuroTalk podcast series

NeuWrite West, a new student group at Stanford dedicated to improving communication among scientists and between scientists and the public, has launched a podcast series.

Titled NeuroTalk, the series features conversations with prominent scientist who visit the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neuroscience to share their most recent work with the campus community. Erica Seigneur, a graduate student and co-producer of the podcast, told me, "Our motivation for launching this podcast stems from the NeuWrite mission. In particular, we hope to capture some of the personality and the process behind the science, which we hope will get more people excited about the seminars, especially for topics outside their own field."

The first podcast in the series was released earlier this week and includes a discussion with Allison Doupe, MD, PhD, a professor of psychiatry and physiology at the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative Neuroscience at UC San Francisco. During the interview, Doupe discusses her research on the neural basis of vocal learning in songbirds.

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