Category Archives: Meta-science & pedagogy

Book review: Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Embarrassingly, I made it most of the way through a PhD in neuroscience without knowing the difference between a syndrome and a disease. In general, I knew I didn’t want either. But my own research focused on how the brain works, … Continue reading

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I’m back!

Hello, blog. It’s been a while. So many things have happened. I am now a doctor! Let me tell you about how this happened. For starters, I gave an exit talk. Then I gathered the signatures of all four committee members … Continue reading

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Brains and blinky lights: an update

Wow, post-SfN fatigue really took its toll on my posting frequency, eh? But I would like to draw your attention to a few pieces I’ve been working on that came out elsewhere recently, and share a few photos I took at … Continue reading

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The Fall 2014 issue of the Berkeley Science Review is out!

You can peruse the issue online here. Or I can save you a click and you can skip right to MY piece here. I had a lot of help from my muses, the people I was writing about, in helping … Continue reading

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Why I cheerlead for science even though sometimes I think it hates me

This morning, a friend and I were discussing writing letters of recommendation for our students and assistants. We both have a love/hate relationship with science, and it’s the hate part that makes us reluctant to endorse it as a career … Continue reading

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Crazy awesome science outreach alert.

My latest, on the Berkeley Science Review blog, features the work of some good friends of mine. They’re building a giant, climbable, disco-lit brain that responds to sights, sounds, and brain states measured by EEG. Read all about it here.

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How to appeal to science denialists with raw work ethic

Two scientists are racing For the cure of all mankind Both of them side by side So determined Locked in heated battle For the cure that is their prize But it’s so dangerous But they’re determined Theirs is to win … Continue reading

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