021 – Cory Inman
Cory Inman is a Post Doctoral Fellow at Emory University’s Department of Neurosurgery, where he studies human memory and emotion. Cory holds a B.A. in Experimental Psychology from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology and M.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from Emory University.
Top 3 Takeaways
- Emotion neurostimulation needs to be very precise.
- Different depression treatments are better suited to different patients; this is a major challenge of the field.
- Stimulating specific brain regions can improve memory retention.
- [0:50] Cory’s path into neurotechnology.
- [2:55] Cory’s research in emotion modulation.
- [5:20] Some results on human emotion.
- [6:50] Neurostimulation of the amygdala.
- [10:05] Pros and cons of DBS and pharmaceuticals for depression.
- [12:40] Non-invasive neurostimulation for depression treatment.
- [15:50] Cory’s work with memory enhancement.
- [19:30] Amygdala-mediated memory enhancement in humans.
- [22:20] Ethics of memory and emotion enhancement.
- [25:15] Cory’s favorite neuroscience books
- Principles of Neuroscience, by Eric Kandel
- Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan
- FDA approval of Esketamine for depression
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