Carney Conversations

Carney Conversations is a series of discussions with world-class experts on intriguing topics in brain science — from addiction to the mysteries of the adolescent brain to robotics and innovation.

Humans to robots


Moderators:

  • Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director, Carney Institute for Brain Science
  • Christopher Moore, Associate Director, Carney Institute

Guest: Stefanie Tellex, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Resources: Humans to Robots Laboratory

What can drunk flies tell us about addiction?


Moderators:

  • Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director, Carney Institute for Brain Science
  • Christopher Moore, Associate Director, Carney Institute

Guest: Karla Kaun, Robert and Nancy Carney Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Resources: Kaun Lab 

What are they thinking? Decision making and the adolescent brain


Moderators:

  • Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director, Carney Institute for Brain Science
  • Christopher Moore, Associate Director, Carney Institute

Guest: Beatriz Luna, Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Resources: CerebroSinFiltro, a project referenced during the discussion. 

How rule-breaking and innovation feed new knowledge


Moderators:

  • Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director, Carney Institute for Brain Science
  • Christopher Moore, Associate Director, Carney Institute

Guest: Stefan McDonough, a 1990 graduate of Brown University and executive director of genetics at Pfizer

How does SARS-CoV-2 target the sense of smell?


Moderators:

  • Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director, Carney Institute for Brain Science
  • Christopher Moore, Associate Director, Carney Institute

Guests: