Neurocomic

Following my list of resources for fresh neuroscientists, I figured I'd share something for those interested in exploring neuroscience but not quite ready to pick up a textbook, namely neurocomic. Neurocomic is a Wellcome Trust supported project that aims to explain neuroscience ideas to a lay audience using comics. The brainchild of neuroscientists Hana Ros (UCL) … Continue reading Neurocomic

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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

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

Reblog: “We need to stop calling professional development a “pipeline”

Excellent post by Small Pond Science on why 'pipeline' is a problematic metaphor for the scientific career path. When we talk about increasing the representation of women and ethnic minorities in STEM, the path towards a professional career is often characterized as a “pipeline.” The pipeline metaphor is so entrenched, it affects how people think … Continue reading Reblog: “We need to stop calling professional development a “pipeline”