Jean-François Gariépy

About Jean-François Gariépy

Jean-François Gariépy is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University. He is interested in how the brain generates social behaviors.

He has received the Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience for his efforts in communicating science to the general public. He maintains a Twitter account (@JFGariepy), updated regularly with recent publications in social and cognitive neuroscience. He can be contacted at jeanfrancois.gariepy@gmail.com.

All texts published by Jean-François Gariépy on this blog are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.

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Aging and the Changing Landscape of Memory.

An interesting interview has been published recently by Bruce Liberman with three leaders in research on memory and aging. Very interesting perspectives, see details below or read it here! Continue reading

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NEURO.tv Episode 7 – The Brain Mechanisms Involved in Drug Addiction.

In this episode of NEURO.tv, we discuss with Dr. Anteonello Bonci, scientific director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about the effects that drug abuse has on the brain. Continue reading

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LEGO Freedom

(Minor spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t seen The LEGO Movie)

It is always interesting when an academic debate in philosophy coincides with the release of a blockbuster movie on the same issue. In the last couple of months, a series of texts and comments on free will and moral responsibility were published by some prominent psychologists and philosophers, including Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Paul Bloom, Jerry Coyne, as well as Tamler Sommers and David Pizarro. Meanwhile The LEGO Movie, a clever allegorical metaphor on freedom and creativity, generated 69 million dollars within its first opening weekend in cinemas. Continue reading

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NEURO.tv Episode 6 – The Evolution of the Primate Cortex.

NEURO.tv starts the season with an amazing discussion with Katherine L. Bryant about the visual cortex in primates and the anatomical differences found between the brains of different primates. Continue reading

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NEURO.tv Episode 5 – Grid cells and navigation

In this episode, we talk about grid cells and place cells. These fascinating neurons process information that relate to where an animal is located in space. They are believed to play important roles in navigating the environment. Our guests are May-Britt and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Continue reading

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Memory and Aging, a live webcast with Eric Kandel, Elias Pavlopoulos and Scott Small

There will be an interesting webcast on memory and aging on Nov. 6, at 12:30-1 pm PST time. Don’t miss it! Continue reading

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