Science historian and Science Gallery director Dr Michael John Gorman talks about how we can do better in communicating science to the public. He also describes how the Science Gallery, based at Trinity College Dublin, attracts a diverse audience by bringing together art and science. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
Prof Mark Cook and Assoc Prof David Grayden discuss new lines of research in neural implants and the associated computational models that allow epilepsy patients to be forewarned of impending seizures. They also discuss nascent technologies that may prevent seizures from occurring. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Professor Terry Sejnowski discusses recent developments at the nexus of brain science and computer modeling, enabling new understandings of psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia. With Science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Cell biologist Dr Mirella Dottori and neuroscientist Dr Alice Pébay discuss how their work with induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells, aka adult stem cells, may hold the key to a cure for Friedreich's ataxia and other genetically transmitted diseases. They also explain how adult stem cells differ from embryonic stem cells. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Neuroscientists Prof Bruce Carter and Dr Simon Murray explain how nerve cells conduct information efficiently and the processes that underlie the orderly creation and destruction of nerve and supporting cells. With Science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Prof John Donoghue and Prof Robert Shepherd discuss the development of neural interface technologies, the product of researchers across many disciplines, that could enable the brain to interact with damaged limbs and eyes. With host Shane Huntington.