Episode 17: Dr. R. Douglas Fields and “The Other Brain”

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)


Dr. Ichiji Tasaki

Firefly luciferin/luciferase

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) 




Schwann Cell


Scientific American Articles authored by Dr. Fields

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.

3 thoughts on “Episode 17: Dr. R. Douglas Fields and “The Other Brain”

  1. Tim

    This interview was really a great idea. I never heard of the Glial cells before or Dr. Fields for that matter but the subject of the human brain is always really fascinating to me, especially when it comes to these new areas that we are just beginning to explore. Makes me wonder how this will affect the various fields of psychology in the future. I learned a whole lot of cool stuff, thank you very much !

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