Curious to learn more about neuroscience straight from the literature, but finding it difficult to get a start? Interested in finding a community of like-minded students? Grey Matters Journal is launching the UW's first ever undergraduate journal club!

We undergrads know how busy college can be, and we've planned this journal club with you in mind. No prior scientific knowledge is required. You'll never need to have finished reading the paper. This is a judgement-free zone, and we're here to help you. If you are reading this, and want to participate, this journal club is for you, regardless of your educational background.


Thank you so much for everyone who attended our Journal Club this summer! We had an awesome 5 meetings, and record attendance and participation!

This Autumn's meetings will take place in a hybrid format, with the same Zoom link as before ( as well as a physical location in HUB 337!

We typically meet once every two weeks, on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM PST. Thank you so much to everyone for coming out to our first meeting. Our second meeting will be on October 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Arnav Khera, our website director, will present a computational paper! Have no fear, he'll do a great job explaining it. :)

Extracting non-linear integrate-and-fire models from experimental data using dynamic I–V curves
The dynamic I–V curve method was recently introduced for the efficient experimental generation of reduced neuron models. The method extracts the response properties of a neuron while it is subject to a naturalistic stimulus that mimics in vivo-like ...

Sign Up!

To sign up for the journal club, please join the mailing list! We'll send you an email once every two weeks, before each Journal Club, and never share your information with anyone.

Pre-Submit Questions!

Have some questions about the article or topics you'd like us to cover? Fill out the form below at, created at the request of Journal Club members!

Grey Matters Pre-Journal Club Survey
Thank you so much for your interest and choice to attend. We look forward to seeing you?

Join the Meeting!

Here is the Zoom link for the meeting. See you at!

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Meeting Archives

Missed a meeting and want to see what was covered? Interested in looking through old journal club content? Check out the Grey Matters Journal Club Archives at!

Article Access

Quite a few of our articles will need to be accessed via paid journals. We highly recommend using the UW Proxy Bookmarklet to access this content. Please see instructions for using it here.

If you're having trouble with it, please feel free to contact us at, or talk to us after one of the meetings!

We'd appreciate your feedback!

Thank you for your attendance. Please let us know what you'd like done differently at This is for you (yes you!) after all.

Grey Matters Journal Club Feedback Form
Thank you so much for attending our meeting! We’d love your feedback on what we can do better.