Cortex Cast

CortexCast is the Cortex Club’s official podcast. We interview eminent neuroscientists from Oxford as well as invited speakers about their life and work. We aim to make these conversations accessible to anybody with an interest in science, so you do not need to be a neuroscientist yourself to get something out of this series! You can listen to our episodes right here, or via the University of Oxford’s official channel (University of Oxford Podcasts).

Episode One: Introduction

In this introductory episode we explain the purpose of this new podcast series and how it came about. We also offer a sneak peek at some of the upcoming episodes.

Episode Two: Sleeping with One Eye Open

Renowned sleep scientist prof Vladyslav Vyazovskiy from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford University sits down with Alex and Sam to discuss the Neuroscience behind Sleep. We discuss how Sleep is studied and what its purpose might be for the Brain. Theme music is by Eves Blue.

Episode Three: At First Sight

Holly Bridge from the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging discusses how the visual system works. We also talk about how visual processing is studied and what the brain does when sensory input from the eyes is disrupted. Theme music is by Eves Blue.