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Welcome to the Journal Cafe!

The Journal Cafe (JC) began in 2005 as a means for Dr. Tran and his research assistants to maintain a weekly discussion about topics in neuroscience. Since then, it has expanded its reach from being solely lab-centered to  engaging students across multiple disciplines - Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, and other disciplines. In JC, students select a neuroscientific research article of interest to them and present it in PowerPoint form. The student presenter leads the discussion by providing background literature, hypotheses, explaining the research methods and results, and elaborating on the conclusions/implications. In turn, students in the audience ask challenging questions or bring forth points of discussion that can be elaborated on. Journal Cafe is also beneficial in that students gain further practice with oral communication and develop critical thinking skills. If you are interested in JC, then please contact me and I'll add you to the distribution list. The Cafe is open to all students that are interested in Neuroscience.

This Fall 2017, we meet every Friday at 3:00 in Rawl 129. Below is a listing of presentations carried out by students (in bold) during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. For archived presentations from previous years, see the drop down pane to the right and links at the top:

DateStudent Presenter
Paper
09.01.17Hayleigh Maynard
Baudonnat, M., Guillou, J. L., Husson, M., Bohbot, V. D., Schwabe, L., & David, V. (2017). Morphine Reward Promotes Cue-Sensitive Learning: Implication of Dorsal Striatal CREB Activity. Front Psychiatry, 8, 87. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00087 
09.08.17Garrett Gilbert
Huang, Y. Y., Levine, A., Kandel, D. B., Yin, D., Colnaghi, L., Drisaldi, B., & Kandel, E. R. (2014). D1/D5 receptors and histone deacetylation mediate the Gateway Effect of LTP in hippocampal dentate gyrus. Learn Mem, 21(3), 153-160. doi: 10.1101/lm.032292.113
09.15.17Justin Martin
Sun, T., Li, L., Xu, Y., Zheng, L., Zhang, W., Zhou, F. A., & Guo, X. (2017). Electrophysiological evidence for women superiority on unfamiliar face processing. Neurosci Res, 115, 44-53. doi: 10.1016/j.neures.2016.10.002
09.29.17Ashley Carpenter
Lin, J. S., Dauvilliers, Y., Arnulf, I., Bastuji, H., Anaclet, C., Parmentier, R., . . . Schwartz, J. C. (2008). An inverse agonist of the histamine H(3) receptor improves wakefulness in narcolepsy: studies in orexin-/- mice and patients. Neurobiol Dis, 30(1), 74-83. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2007.12.003 
10.06.17Re'Onna Crawford
Adolphs, R., Cahill, L., Schul, R., & Babinsky, R. (1997). Impaired declarative memory for emotional material following bilateral amygdala damage in humans. Learn Mem, 4(3), 291-300. 

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