January 29, 2020

Cross Roads #8: On Neurons, Stories and Magic Tricks

Cross Roads #8: On Neurons, Stories and Magic Tricks


Mario Galarreta is a neuroscientist, a physician, and a filmmaker. 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.

In this brief talk, Mario kindly shared insights from his life’s crossroads which have taken him from neuroscience to film-making to mindfulness.

Thanks to everyone who came out midweek for the first Cross Roads of 2020, and as always, a big thank you to Cross Compass and ELSI for hosting the event.

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