Discussing the basics and recent advances in neuroscience in the lab

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We hold two distinct types of meeting weekly in our lab to facilitate understanding how the brain works.

One is what we call neuroscience club to discuss the basics in neuroscience with referring to the textbook “Neuroscience: exploring the brain” by Mark F. Bear, Barry W. Connors and Michael A. Paradiso. On every Thursday, we usually cover one chapter at a time and have a chat on a topic relevant to it. I have been doing this for 10 years and found that students love to cover more advanced topics such as mental disorders and language instead of learning the very basics such as membrane potential and neural pathways processing sensory and motor information. I am happy to follow them, since advanced topics will remind us what we still miss.

Another is journal club as held in the majority of the lab all over the world. We decided to keep summary of what we discussed in the meeting as a log and upload to the lab website periodically [JClub]. Some were published not recently, but still providing deep insight into current study in the lab.

If you are interested in joining any of them, do not hesitate to contact us [Contact].

Hidenori Aizawa
Hidenori Aizawa

Principal investigator in Neurobiology lab in Hiroshima. His research interests include brain machinery underlying the pathophysiology of psychiatric and neurological disorders.