Journal Clubs

There are several journal clubs available to members of the IPN.  If you are interested in one or more of these topics, ask to be put on the mailing list.

Neural Injury and Plasticity Journal Club

This Journal Club is associated with the NIP Training grant. Students and faculty present papers related to neural injury and plasticity, including articles on brain and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. It meets on Monday at noon during the school year. Organizer: NIP T32 Trainees.

Brain and Language Journal Club

The Brain and Language Journal Club is student-run, meeting biweekly from 10:30 to 12 on Fridays via Zoom. We are inclusive to researchers at all levels who are interested in discussing topics related to how the brain processes language and other relevant cognitive functions. We have been running for over 3 years, and our meetings are attended by faculty members and trainees from 10+ labs across various departments, including collaborators at other institutions. At each meeting, a student presents a journal article (either a recent study or review, or a historically important piece of work) and we engage throughout the presentation with questions and discussion. Additionally, once a semester a linguistics student teaches an intro-level primer on a voted-on topic. Organizers: Kelly Martin, Carolyn Gershman, Candace van der Stelt

Methods Lab Cognitive Neuroimaging Journal Club

The Methods Lab student-run journal club meets at 2 p.m. on Mondays in a hybrid format to discuss papers related to neuroimaging methods, with a focus on cognitive neuroscience. Students and faculty from Georgetown and other institutions regularly attend. Other activities organized by Methods Lab include Workshops and an annual Brainhack event. Organizers: Marissa Laws, Flo Martinez Addiego, Shawn Rhoads (LCN), Adnan Rashid (LCN), Noah Steinberg

Seminar Journal Club

First and second year students are required to attend journal clubs with visiting speakers for the Tuesday IPN Seminar Series. Senior students are also welcome.

Lab Journal Clubs

Certain labs hold their own journal clubs but welcome non-lab members. Ask around if there is a topic you are particularly interested in.