Category Archives: Science

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

Posted in Meta-science & pedagogy, Science | Leave a comment

SfN Day 2 highlights

First poster session of the day! Today ned learns about audition! — Ned The Neuron (@NedTheNeuron) November 16, 2014 Day 2: Big day. Tweets will have covered most of this. While “SfN” has been “cracking down” on the livetweeting, … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged | 1 Comment

SfN Day 1: Saturday highlight

Rats on bath salts This is going to be a short post. After the marathon that was Friday, it¬†was all I could do to say hello to everyone in the aisles at the poster sessions, take in a single talk, … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

SfN Day 0: Translational & Computational Motor Control highlights

TCMC is a feisty meeting. For me, it’s the conference before the conference (Did I mention I’m in DC for the Society for Neuroscience conference, or SfN? Well I am). In one day I absorb more than in the rest … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in I didn't mean to write this it just happened, Meta-science & pedagogy, Science | 2 Comments

Brainsplode! New post on the BSR blog

My latest on the BSR blog is up! Check it out here. In it, I outline¬†some spooky sensations in the brain, some fun, others not so fun. Please also enjoy the artwork, created by me in powerpoint, except for the … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Leave a comment

Yes and no: on science and the humanities

I just wanted to weigh in on this a little bit. I think it gets a lot right, but a couple things wrong. I’m very sympathetic to anyone championing the humanities, because in the face of rampant STEM-fetishizing, wonder-killing, capitalistic … Continue reading

Posted in I didn't mean to write this it just happened, Science | Leave a comment