How can data be both unexpected and unsurprising? Founding editor of the Journal for Reproducibility in Neuroscience Plinio Casarotto helps us shed some light (heh heh heh) on an intriguing optogenetics preprint. We talk picking your parameters for photostimulation, preparing your papers for publication, and escaping the valley of frustration. Also, Miss America.
- 1:15 – Optogenetic stimulation of medial amygdala GABA neurons with kinetically different channelrhodopsin variants yield opposite behavioral outcomes (Baleisyte, Schneggenburger, and Kochubey, 2021)
- 4:45 – Antagonistic control of social versus repetitive self-grooming behaviors by separable amygdala neuronal subsets (Hong et al., 2014)
- 7:00 – That’s right, here at MBJC we cite Cell and Twitter randos!
- 11:50 – Learn more about Simple Behavioral Analysis (SimBA) and DeepLabCut™
- 18:20 – Sexually Dimorphic Control of Parenting Behavior by the Medial Amygdala (Chen et al., 2019)
- 18:30 – What was that about AgRP?
- 18:45 – What was that about gene expression?
- 34:20 – Frequency-Specific Optogenetic Deep Brain Stimulation of Subthalamic Nucleus Improves Parkinsonian Motor Behaviors (Yu et al., 2020)
- See also: Activation of Distinct Channelrhodopsin Variants Engages Different Patterns of Network Activity (Jun & Cardin, 2020)
- 42:50 – Learn more about the electric shock device used on autistic residents of the Judge Rotenberg Center, and find out how you can help #StopTheShock
- 44:55 – Check out the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society!