Dr. Mario Galarreta, Neuroscientist, Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine, Physician and Filmmaker.
Mario Galarreta is a neuroscientist, physician, and filmmaker. In the first Cross Roads of 2020, Mario took us through the twists and turns of his research at Yale, his time at Google, his work as a film-maker and how his interest in mindfulness connects with his years of neuroscience research.
After almost 20 years studying the brain, Mario joined Google in 2009, where he worked as a video production manager and led Search Inside Yourself (a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program). Before Google, Mario was a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine where he studied the physiology of cortical inhibitory circuits and discovered the existence of gap junctions (electrical synapses) between GABAergic interneurons.