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 Autumn! We had an awesome 5 meetings, and record attendance and participation!

Because UW's going online for the first four weeks of Winter quarter, we are also putting the first two meetings of Journal Club online, with the same Zoom link as before (! If things go in-person again, we'll be meeting in HUB 332, and will keep y'all posted!

We typically meet once every two weeks, on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM PST. Our second meeting of Winter quarter will be on January 25, 2022. We look forward to seeing you!

Jay will be presenting the paper below on memory maps in the hippocampus!

The Tolman-Eichenbaum Machine: Unifying Space and Relational Memory through Generalization in the Hippocampal Formation
The hippocampal-entorhinal system is important for spatial and relational memory tasks. We formally link these domains, provide a mechanistic understa…

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.