Resources for new neuroscientists

Analysis can be tricky at times, especially in neuroscience. Our business is one of maths and stats, and it can all be a bit complex, especially for those new to the field. Below is a short list of resources available to neuroscientists that may be useful when trying to make sense of the data: 1. … Continue reading Resources for new neuroscientists

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How small is too small? MRI of tiny structures

MRI is great for imaging tissues and organs, as it does not involve any invasive procedures (such as drugs, radiation or even needles/scalpels). It allows us to quickly and safely get a good idea of what goes on under the skin. However, just as with a photo, it can become pixelated and useless, especially if … Continue reading How small is too small? MRI of tiny structures

Academic spam bingo

I have had a particularly generous season of conference-spam, journal-spam and laboratory-salespitches-spam this autumn. My current spam folder contains gems such as: "academicians" "You can attend this event from your comfort zone." "I have contacted you regarding your precious manuscript submission" "We have gone through one of your publications which contains valuable information that guides the … Continue reading Academic spam bingo

Art+Science

I have been thinking about art lately. The University of Sheffield's annual Festival of Academic Writing is coming up and I have just finished reviewing a few papers and grant applications. Mostly, this has made me consider how scientists can suffocate enthusiasm for even the most exciting finding in a single passive paragraph (never mind … Continue reading Art+Science