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021 – Cory Inman
Neurotech, Neurotech Podcast

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

  1. Emotion neurostimulation needs to be very precise.
  2. Different depression treatments are better suited to different patients; this is a major challenge of the field.
  3. Stimulating specific brain regions can improve memory retention.

Show Notes

  • [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

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