S2E5: Shruti Muralidhar – How Memories Change the Brain

Dr. Shruti Muralidhar is a postdoc in the Susumu Tonegawa’s lab at MIT’s Picower Institute. She is working on the biological mechanisms of making memories. In this episode we discuss spidery neurons at the brain’s surface (!), how memories affect the brain, and why “using 100% of our brain” is a terrible idea.

For more information please visit:

  • https://tonegawalab.mit.edu/
  • https://twitter.com/polybiotique?lang=en
  • https://indscicomm.blog/


A very special thanks to Max Robinson for his help editing this podcast.


Music Credits:

“Over Under”, “Allada”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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