This is the second performance of this show, which is part of a series called Talks Progress Administration, in which a scientist is paired with a theatre director to create an engaging public talk. Mine is on episodic memory and this is the second version – the first one included music and storytelling and this one was a “whodunnit” style mystery about stolen memories. Who knows what the next one will look like?!
It’s nearly my favourite week: Brain Awareness Week!
I’m involved in some really fun, exciting events this year. For a full calendar of New York events, check out the Come Be BraiNY website. And if you want to see me, I will be performing around the city all through March:
Tuesday, March 6: The Story Collider: Brain Awareness. With stories from Sandi Marx, Matthew Dicks, Nisse Greenberg, Kelley Remole and Anita Burgos. Co-hosted by me and Erin Barker. https://t.co/AL7tTcJjzb
Tuesday, March 13: My science talk/theater project, The Time Traveling Brain, with director Mark Kennedy-McClellan is back at Caveat as part of their Talks Progress Administration series. Come and hear me take a journey through our memories and investigate how they allow us to travel in time.
Friday, March 16: I’ll be appearing in Monotony! a comedy show where people make boring stuff sound interesting.
On March 5 The Story Collider hosts a show featuring five true, personal stories of chasing destiny in science from Hossein Aleyasin, Peter Brannen, Anita Flores, Aletha Maybank and Rae Wynn-Grant. Hosted by me and Erin Barker. Get advance tickets here!
November, 2017 – I was thrilled to be chosen as the recipient of the Society for Neuroscience Science Educator award for my work in educating the public about science. Check out the press release here.
Special thanks to the Dana Foundation for sponsoring the award. They wrote about it here. I’m excited to keep doing this work in the upcoming year.
I’m thrilled to be taking on a new role as New York Producer for The Story Collider! As well as being really excited about science, I’m also passionate about storytelling, so I’m really happy to be more involved with their efforts.
You can hear my own two stories here:
Mark Baxter and I are searching for an RA to work on this really exciting project involving chemogenetic manipulation of the basal forebrain and working memory.
Research Associate Position
A full-time position is available for a Research Associate I in the laboratories of Paula Croxson and Mark Baxter.
The laboratories work on the cognitive neuroscience of memory and higher cognitive function. The applicant will be required to perform and assist with research using behavioral testing, MRI scanning, surgery, histology and epigenetic techniques. S/he will manage the day-to-day running of the lab. S/he will also be involved in coding new behavioral tasks, carrying out literature searches, analyzing data and creating manuscript sections, figures and presentations.
Interested candidates should have an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, Biological Science or a related discipline. Must also have excellent verbal and written English.
Research experience is preferable and experience with behavioral testing of laboratory animals is desirable. Candidates with programming experience (particularly Matlab) or experience with MRI analysis packages (FSL, SPM , Freesurfer, AFNI) are also encouraged.
To apply send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are also encouraged to send any enquiries about the role to the same address. To find out more about the laboratory and see recent publications, visit: http://neuroscience.mssm.edu/croxson/ and http://neuroscience.mssm.edu/baxter/
Formal link to apply here: https://careers.mountsinai.org/find-your-place/jobs/associate-researcher-new-york-ny-7
After we had to cancel it for bad weather, we got to reschedule our storytelling show, “Studying the Brain” for May 2, 8pm, at El Barrio’s Artspace. It’s going to be amazing! Tickets are free: book now.
Great review of our recent work on what happens when you disconnect the two hemispheres of the brain, by Lucina Uddin, in TICS.
Our new paper just came out in PNAS: O’Reilly Croxson et al. Causal effect of disconnection lesions on interhemispheric functional connectivity in rhesus monkeys.
Sectioning the corpus callosum in monkeys leads to breakdown in functional connectivity between the hemispheres. However, when the anterior commissure is left intact, a surprising amount of functional connectivity between the hemispheres remains. The relationship between cortico-cortical structural connections and functional connectivity is not as simple as we once thought.