Spinning Logic

I had the opportunity to speak with Jason Havey, host of the Spinning Logic podcast! And it was a blast!!As he wrote on his website, Jason is an “aggressive optimist,” who “believes strongly in the power of the individual to improve themselves and thus, the world. Also believing in the beauty of all things he finds true joy in interacting with unique individuals, places, events and stories.”

To that end, Jason created the Spinning Logic podcast to “thread together the unique stories of unique guests and to celebrate the vast array of people that represent humankind.”

In our conversation, Jason and I discuss a whole range of topics! We compare and contrast a camera to an eye and postulate on the concept of perception. We imagine what it’s like to be in a sensory deprivation tank and envisage a technology-filled (Black Mirror-esque) future. We discuss the importance of science communication and the history and future of Knowing Neurons. And we consider the state of women in science and the need for programs like UCLA’s AWiSE (Advancing Women in Science and Engineering) to support future generations of women in STEM.

Give the whole conversation a listen here, at http://jasonhavey.com/spinning-logic-127-kate-fehlhaber/, or on Apple iTunes.

Thanks so much for having me on the show, Jason!


Images by Kayleen Schreiber and from the Spinning Logic Facebook page.

Kate Fehlhaber

Kate graduated from Scripps College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience, completing the cellular and molecular track with honors. As an undergraduate, she studied long-term plasticity in models of Parkinson’s disease in a neurobiology lab at University of California, Los Angeles. She continued this research as lab manager before entering the University of Southern California Neuroscience graduate program in 2011 and then transferring to UCLA in 2013. She completed her PhD in 2017, where her research focused on understanding the communication between neurons in the eye. Kate founded Knowing Neurons in 2011, and her passion for creative science communication has continued to grow.