Background

Dr. Jake Rogers is a Nova Scotian neuroscientist.

jakestar is currently working as a Rutherford Fellow in Neurotechnology in the Department of Biooengineering at Imperial College London. jakestar is performing in vivo calcium imaging experiments in head-fixed mice while they navigate through a real-world “floating” environment. For more information click here or watch here.

jakestar did his PhD studies at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Watch here for more information about the laboratory jakestar was a member of from 2013-2018.

This is jakestar’s final PhD oration recorded August 23rd, 2016 at the Melbourne Brain Centre in front of a large audience who watched the talk in the Ian Potter Auditorium at The University of Melbourne. The introduction to jakestar’s talk outlines jakestar’s philosophical thinking quite well, watching through the first 4 slides (4 mins 45 s) will give you the gist of it 😉

“A tour de force” according to the former director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, who man-hugged the soon to be Dr. Jake Rogers when jakestar finished question time- to jakestar’s knowledge the only time this lovely thing has occurred after a PhD oration (see picture above).