Category: Miss Behavior Journal Club

Amielle Moreno and Leah Krevitt are two scientifically trained and certifiably funny females bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest neuroscience research with humor, humility, and humanity.


With Leah away, Amielle pulls funny man Tom Hage off the street to talk about casual topics such as antidepressants and racism. Was this all a huge mistake? We will non-experts handling such topics cause outcry? Like the american medical journal JAMA we’d prefer to not know how wrong we are.

(After some intense discussion about Israel) the hosts present new research and some neuroscience in the news! There’s neural architectural changes going on during medically induced comas, urine coming out of paws and a big, scary, new prion-like disease has popped up in Canada. And we wrap it all up with one of the best take-aways of all time: Say True Shit! Also, Roll Tide (of cyanobacteria)!

Friend of the show Nicole Davies drops by to guest host and discuss the neural effects of songs, both in the forest and in the fMRI scanner. We get into the differences between wanting and liking, grumpy backseat scientists, and otters. Also: great tits.

2021 April 27 / Miss Behavior Journal Club

It’s a themed show, covering the vagus nerve and how a psychiatric treatment called vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) treats depression. Our special guest, Dr Rebecca Allen of Seattle’s Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center discusses life as an neuropsychiatrist and her clinics role in a VNS study. Also, cholera, nude beaches, and butterflies.

2021 April 12 / Miss Behavior Journal Club

This episode is all over the place (cells). We rethink zinc, contemplate the cortex, and burst some menstrual synchrony bubbles. Also, smelliness.

2021 March 30 / Miss Behavior Journal Club

It’s another neuro news roundup! Zombie genes: fluff versus fact! Rub some trees with sloth bears! Avoid dying from COVID with Neanderthals! And is the Morris Water Maze traumatic? Also, castrated cats.

2021 March 15 / Miss Behavior Journal Club

In this episode, we say ‘goodbye’ to a good man, ‘‘hello’ to a new area of neuroscience research and ‘WHAT?!’ to our first guest’s thievery-heavy collider stories. You can watch Dr. Amy Sharma and her merry band of scientists-turned-comedians at Science Jazz Hands! March 23 at 8 PM.

2021 March 01 / Miss Behavior Journal Club

Monkeys, much like wine, get better with age [at stealing flip flops]. In this episode of the MBJC, the hosts re-cap the tastelessness of the previous episode, re-tread Leah’s anti-trans(genic mouse) opinions, and marvel at a strong, independent, neurotransmitter receptor that’s doesn’t need any ligand telling it how to live it’s best life! Also, get over yourself, macramé!

2021 February 15 / Miss Behavior Journal Club

We get good & gross with ancient psychoanalysis, the world’s worst midnight snack, and a new look at an old adage. Also, obscenity.

2021 February 01 / Miss Behavior Journal Club

This episode, join us on a spree of Current Biology papers! Your hosts lightly touch your gyri, get psyched about monkey feces and get real about the enduring nature of scientific findings. We even tackle the age-old question: how is a llama semen protein like one in the mouse brain? Also, inappropriate gargling.