NeuroPod oscilates 100 year-old autistic robots

The latest edition of Nature’s excellent neuroscience podcast NeuroPod has just the wires and discusses using light to control the brain, a quite remarkable breakthrough in the genetics of autism, emotional robots and neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, the first Nobel prizewinner to turn 100.

The highlight is probably the section about Rita Levi-Montalcini who jointly won the Nobel prize for her discovery of nerve growth factor, a protein that is known to be key in neuroplasticity.

Although actually, it’s one of the most interesting and varied NeuroPod’s I’ve heard in a while, which is saying something for a programme which is usually on top form. Enjoy.

Link to NeuroPod page with streaming and download.
mp3 of April edition.

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