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Miss Behavior Journal Club
Miss Behavior Journal Club
Two scientifically trained and certifiably funny females bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest neuroscience research with humor, humility, and humanity.
2 days ago
Gamma 'Til I'm Gone (Vicente et al., 2022)
The lady scientists would like nothing more than to tell you all about the dying brain! We got gamma waves, dickensian bouquets, beached whales, and severed ox head batteries. Amielle presents a recent study where a dying man’s brain waves are analyzed. Leah tells case reports of individuals who have come back from the brink of death to tell the tale. And if all of that wasn’t enough, we (don’t) talk to comedian Shane Moss talking about DMT. Stick around until the end to hear secret tricks in conforming to social niceties in spite of preferring the void. Also, Frankenstein's monster’s attorney.
1 hr 15 min
May 9, 2022
Sweet and Sour Dolphin (Yao & Scott, 2022; Lopez, 2022)
This week at the Journal Club, Nicole and Amielle get into the significance of a moment on the lips and the follies of single authorships. They cover the benefits and challenges of fly research, how taste changes a body, and meringue’s of temptation. Next, it’s off to Italy to catch dolphins bursting and pulsing like middleschool girls. Prepare for dolphin impressions! Also, the devil’s nose.
1 hr 9 min
Apr 25, 2022
Left Handed Insult (Pullman et al., 2022)
After their bout with COVID, Tom and Amielle are back and talking about a little discipline with big notions called evolutionary psychology. How did some of these endeavoring scientists test if psychopathy is a mental disorder or an unconventional life strategy? Turns out you ask one simple question; Vladimir Putin or Ned Flanders? Also wild male adult atlantic walruses.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 28, 2022
Whips and Phone Chains (Kamping et al., 2016)
Short and painfully sweet, this Journal Club we’re phoning it in with some noteworthy non-news. But, while low in minutes, the topics couldn’t be spicier. We bring you the connection between gingivitis and mental health and explore the top-down processing that makes “it hurt so good.” We discuss research on the brains of masochists when they experience pain. Also, ‘sup mushroom!
Mar 13, 2022
…But they’re FISH?! (Kohda et al., 2022)
Warning: those in the front row may get splashed during the show, because we’re talking about fish. The world of behavioral cognition and the old primate boys club is being shaken up by the mean mugging of the cleaner wrasse. Amielle reads between the lines and creates a wild dramatization of academic discord. Wow, even though they’re talking fish, these researchers are getting catty. Meanwhile, Leah gets contentious about consciousness. Also, macaque hate.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 28, 2022
ADing Insult to Oxidative Stress (Reiken et al., 2022)
This episode is brought to you by the color ‘fluorescent green’! The hosts are tangent crazy as they discuss the latest COVID brain research. What are the molecular changes in the COVID brain and could their similarity to Alzheimer’s explain these neurological symptoms? We also learn about Leah’s stance on sexy fish-men, and how she prints with fire. Amielle practices her pilot impressions and divulges the evolutionary importance of crocodiles. Also, when there’s no oxygen, Leah is gay.
1 hr 2 min
Feb 14, 2022
Leah LiCled a Little Lamb (Pedernera et al., 2022)
We begin this mouth-feel filled episode with a spiritual journey; drinking beer with hallucinogens in the Andes. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, it’s farmyard fun with a new study on lambs eating different flavors, textures, and poison! Somewhere in there, Amielle demands a whole bottle of whiskey and Leah achieves personality personal-growth. And finally, we discuss how your fears are gonna fuck up your sperm and next generations. Also, serial killer sheep.
1 hr 21 min
Jan 31, 2022
The Planet of Explanans (Buzsáki, 2020)
Hold on to your neural networks. This is not an episode for intellectual light weights. Nicole Davies brings the inside-out rhetoric of theoretical philosophy of science to the Journal Club. In discussing an opinion piece 20 years in the making, Detective Cupidity Branco, Fears the Reviewers Davies, and Honorable Mention Moreno break down strategic research approaches, sprinkling explanans all around. Also, the Berenstain Bears suck!
1 hr 22 min
Jan 17, 2022
Founding the Journal "...Someone’s Gotta?!" (Vacher, 2021)
While New Years gives us a chance to start fresh, we explore how biology does not. It’s nice and all that the neural nets of the world are creating the best new year's resolutions for us, their play dough-like (or play dough familiar) counterparts. But, it seems the hormones of the prenatal environment are making some big decisions on our later behavior, governing how much myelin we’re growing. Also, quid nominum geminus?
1 hr 2 min
Jan 3, 2022
Same as it ever GWAS with Co-Host Nicole Davies (Gialluisi et al., 2021)
This week at the club, Amielle is joined by Nicole Davies to discuss possibly our most ironic paper. Amielle tackles her arch nemesis, dyslexia, when presenting a monster of a GWAS study on… developmental dyslexia! Get ready for Playboy magazine analogies, sad birthdays, politician punching and more hating on the country of Spain. Also, gas intelligence.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 20, 2021
Rats with Fortitude with guest Co-host Tom Hage (Domi, Xu, et al., 2021)
Ho Ho Who’s gonna make you wish you were dating a barnacle, talk about witches, and why your dad stays on the sauce? It’s Tom and Amielle! These two ho-ligans are getting into childhood development and the belief in Santa, as well as punishment-resistant alcohol drinking (Domi, Xu, et al., 2021). So, pour yourself a mug of eggnog and gather the 1940s rat children around the ol’ podcast player, because this is as X-mas-y the podcast is ever gonna get.
1 hr 13 min
Dec 6, 2021
Lots of Mouth Stuff (Tord et al., 2021)
Who the hell do these scientific journals think they are? The hosts uncover the true relationship between scientists and these demanding domains. Meanwhile, greedy scientists are paid to eat icecream?! What is the world coming to? Also, the most spit-tastic bonus clip ever!
1 hr 2 min
Nov 22, 2021
Nucleotidings of comfort and joy (Andres-Hernando, Cicerchi et al., 2021)
Hope you're ready to metabolize a brand new episode all about tasty foods. This episode is served steaming hot with how umami flavors are making you wanna eat more. The superiority of biology over physics is on full display as it destroys basic measurements of conservation of mass. We also have a guest appearance of a surprise organ we don’t often spend time with, the liver! Also, gout.
1 hr 23 min
Nov 8, 2021
Funny Games (Peng et al. 2021)
It may be November, but here at the journal club we’re still Halloween fiends. Long after the thrill of candy is gone, we dive into: more antisocial behavior research, 101 prisoner’s brains, designer evil mice, and SfN-inspired…“games”…? Listen till the end for a life pro tip on how to kill (a relationship). Also, hyena genitals.
1 hr 27 min
Oct 25, 2021
Skulls, Eye-Balls, and Death, Oh My!
Your hosts jump right into misbehaving from the beginning with material too scandalous for BYU. Spooky subjects include: penile memory, festive fisticuffs, and the current state of your long-term relationship.
1 hr 7 min
Oct 11, 2021
Cannabinoids and Cannibals with Guest Co-Host Prof. Branco
Things are getting creepy this October at the Journal Club. Professor Branco co-hosts, and shines a light on the twisted diet and sexual behavior of nematodes. We find out what your mouthparts say about your sexual exploits. Then, a pink gummed, murderino Amielle gets into how the fatty acid in your amygdala won’t affect your BMI but might be a biomarker for antisocial personality disorder. Also, pretty beetles.
1 hr 7 min
Sep 27, 2021
Moral Miss Alignment (Speer et al., 2021)
A steady southerly saltwater storm soaks the journal club parade. Leah rains on Amielle’s personality-test parade! Amielle rains on Leah’s urinating sheep parade! Then Amielle, in true True Neutral fashion, exercises immense cognitive control while she reports on what happens in the cheating brain. Also, Stroopy Boi!
1 hr 3 min
Sep 13, 2021
Goats to Plug, Amino Acids to Chug (Salleh, Basri, & Yaakub, 2021)
This episode covers topics from the pharmacy to the farmyard, with lots of tangents. Experience the music of felines before you learn just how sneaky supplement companies can be. Then, fix yourself a PB&J sandwich while you learn all about goat reproduction. Also, electron cliches.
Aug 30, 2021
Escape from the Globalist Jellyfish (Wang et al., 2021)
So that hot paper at the end of the bar shot you down. What are you going to do, activate your mammillary bodies in conjunction with your anterior hypothalamus (Wang et al., 2021)? Are you going to let your microglia activate in your anterior cingulate cortex (Cao, Chen, Liu, et al., 2021)?! No! You’re going to make some goat curry and join the journal club as we discuss microglia munchies and mouse obstacle courses! Also, NC-17 drawings.
1 hr 11 min
Aug 16, 2021
New Non-drug ADHD Treatment Has…Oh look, a bird! with Guest Host Nicole Davies
The H-index is off the charts as Amielle and Nicole Davies chat about how attention and syllables don’t exist. We learn about a new non-pharmaceutical ADHD treatment that threatens to ruin video games (Mishra et al., 2021). And there’s sometimes a good reason why juvenile zebra finches decide to disobey their tutors (Tchernichovski et al., 2021). Also, c&#$ plots.
1 hr 21 min
Aug 2, 2021
Ion Channel to Hell (feat. Dr. Plinio Casarotto)
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.
Jul 20, 2021
Replication is the sincerest form of flattery (feat. Dr. Plinio Casarotto)
Good science may be reproducible, but this episode is one of a kind! Well, it’s part one of two fantastic chats we had with special guest Dr. Plinio Casarotto, founding editor of the Journal for Reproducibility in Neuroscience. You (yes, you) should consider submitting to it--or to the newly established Journal of Muffled Screams. We get into the importance of giving librarians their due, giving kids a clue, and giving mice the blues. Also: home labs.
Jul 5, 2021
Three’s a Macromolecular Crowd (feat. guest co-host Dr. Rachel Branco)
Bayesian buff and actual dang professor Dr. Rachel Branco joins us for puppies, p-values, and prurient PET scans. She bursts some amyloid-beta bubbles with the latest Alzheimer’s news from the FDA. We also dive into the complex relationships between opioid receptors and sex drive, as well as the complex relationships between fitsing and sitsing. All the while, we wonder: what is a cell? (A soup? A gruel? An étouffée? A Pixar blockbuster waiting to happen?) Also: carnival mallets.
1 hr 29 min