Eric, Toronto, Twitter discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast

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Is it anything important, right? Or is it just collections of neurons? Right. And every time we find some part of the brain or some individual cell that appears the kind of light one stimulus more than another be very excited right in the science community. And so the hippocampus appear to have these cells, the kind of fired preferentially in certain locations. Right. And in fact, when you move, the animals were new place. Those those kind of Matt's would totally redo. Figure right that the change and it was. It was like every time the animal went into a new environment, it sells would set up a whole map. What's been termed a cognitive map of that environment. Yeah, right. And this is very this. This this kind of kicked off this entire trajectory of research, which ultimately led to people kind of taking apart and understanding that entire circuit right, ranging from kind of inputs that come from in Toronto cortex into the hippocampus out to the cortex and now now it's like one of the studies systems in history, but it's all because you know this one patient right, underwent this one surgery and a lot of, you know, a lot of, I mean, and as a clinician, you, you know, all of these stories about so many drugs are discovered by accident ever happened by accident and medicine, and this is kind of this is I think the neuroscientist most exciting one. Yeah, that and. Phileas gauge is another one that people are pointing for other other reasons. A lot of a lot of weird things happen in neuro science that give quasi insights. All right. I've gotta start moving towards wrapping up, Eric. I could talk to you all day. This stuff fascinates the hell out of me and I and it's it's such a massive landscape to to try to get your head around. Eric's Twitter handle is at stoke, could still kept his sto cata station as h. a. s. t. I n. you what was the physicians committee for responsible adults? What was that. I don't know, says you're something about you that I was like. That sounds all right. Forget it. Then now you're integrated direct marketing LLC. Is that correct? No. Also. All right. So what are you doing? What's going forward? What what's what is the president now? Yeah. What does the future hold? Where were you going? What kinda, if I thought you in a year where we talking about, hopefully if you talk to year, we'll have gotten a faculty job. Number one where I don't know that's the, there's a fun kind of it's a lot like the draft and that you know we, there's a pick day and everyone. You know, we all we all apply a bunch of different places. And then at all, you know, God sorts out or where do you wanna go sitting? I'd like to go some places kind of good CS program and goodbye engineering program. Right. So kind of the usual suspects as well as as you know. So Berkeley Stanford MIT, but also you know, UT Austin is a great program. You Chicago's a great program like there's there's, there's a lot of places, and my wife is, is thankfully willing to kind of end up anywhere. So we'll we'll see how that goes, but but a lot of my research these days is very, is very focused on this question, how do we make biological measurement better using a lot of these new algorithm expect Meeks. Right. I mean, when you think about technologies like MRI, right? There's no, there's no photographic film. There's there's no. It's all basically because we're, we're, we're using a lot of algorithms to kind of see inside the body, right. And in fact, there's this entire exciting healed of computational imaging where people basically build different types of hardware that appear to kind of just measuring noise, but then you apply some algorithms that you see things. No one's ever seen before. I think that's kind of fighting place to be right now. So again, to use the Amore I analog, we're just looking at electron spins and sing with energy comes out when you line them all up and magically images generated from that. Exactly. Exactly. So, so MRI works by basically detecting the little magnetic fields generated by the hydrogens in water, and they do all this crazy stuff. And now you know, people we work with are developing kind of single shot. Rapid acquisitions, three d. m. r. i. we're in two minutes..

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