Dr. David Queller – Dr. Strassman’s collaborator
Sociobiology – Dr. Strassman’s blog on life as a scientist
This week Zach and Kelly talk with Dr. Christopher Dana Lynn, an anthropologist at the University of Alabama who studies the relationship between glossolalia and stress in Apostolic Pentecostals.
Chris leads the Human Behavioral Ecology Research Group (HBERG)
Chris’ manuscripts to which we refer:
Participate in the Pop Culture Knowledge & Mating Success Study
This week Zach and Kelly talk about National Institute of Health (NIH) funding practices, and the increasing administrative burdens placed on academic scientists.
Does the NIH (National Institute of Health) support the best researchers?
Nature article: Research grants: conform and be funded
Critique (found after recording): NIH funding: thousand citation papers are outliers
Rebuttal: NIH funding: the critics respond
Increasing administrative burdens placed on academic scientists
The Chronicle of HIgher Education: Time and money are being wasted in the lab
This week Zach and Kelly discuss how the way one responds to stressors can have long-lasting implications for health, and recent research on a link between a rare gene variant and Alzheimer’s disease.
Zach and Kelly news
Increased reactivity to stress increases the risk of chronic health issues
Alzheimer’s and TREM2 variants
Today Zach and Kelly talk to Dr. Jordan Miller, a postdoctoral student in Dr. Christopher Chen’s Tissue Microfabrication Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, about his recent breakthrough using 3D printing to create blood vessels.
Popular press links
On this week’s episode Kelly and Zach talk to Dr. Ryan Earley about why so many species reproduce sexually rather than asexually. We then talk to Elizabeth Lee and Robert Denton, whose #SciFund projects focus on animals with uncommon reproductive systems.
Dr. Ryan Earley and “Why are there males?”
Elizabeth Lee and endocrine disrupters
Robert Denton and unisexual salamanders
This week Kelly and Zach speak with Dr. R. Douglas Fields about his book “The Other Brain”.
Section on Nervous System Development and Plasticity (Dr. Fields’ Lab)
The Other Brain (links to Amazon)
Below is a really amazing talk by Dr. Fields. It is not related to glia, but it’s so awesome I had to post it anyway.
This week Zach and Kelly catch up on their recent adventures, and discuss the predominance of W.E.I.R.D. (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) subjects in psychology studies.
The Weinerworks (Zach’s math blog)
This week’s paper: The weirdest people in the world?