Background

Dr. Jake Rogers is a Nova Scotian neuroscientist.

He is currently working as a Rutherford Fellow in Neurotechnology in the Department of Biooengineering at Imperial College London. He 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.

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 his talk outlines his 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 he finished question time- to jakestar’s knowledge the only time this lovely thing has occurred after a PhD oration (see picture below).