17-18 Dec 2018, in London, a group of organizers including our alumnus Patrick Falk (now a PhD student at UCL), will be hosting a workshop on virtual social interaction. Recommended for anybody with an interest in the topic.
On Oliver Sacks…
The Guardian has a nice excerpt from the recently published diary of Sacks’ longtime partner Bill Hayes, entitled “My Life with Oliver Sacks.” Very personal insight into the life of one of the more important modern figures within the broader field of brain science.
Small spring updates
After something of a lull in posting (busy times in cogneuro-land), here are some recent updates: How better to establish that your theory has gone mainstream than it being featured in the SMBC webcomic?! Kristoffer Ekman talks New Year’s resolutions with local media (in Swedish only). One of our BSc program students talks exercise and […]
Potential PhD positions
Max Planck Institute PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (note the extremely short deadline!) Berlin School of Mind and Brain/Humboldt University International PhD Fellowships Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences PhD positions (bit of a long-shot, but not impossible for somebody with the right interest)
New fields for relevant links
In an attempt to ease the pre-summer link verbiage, we’ve now adopted new functionality that changes how we promote relevant and interesting links. Instead of putting them into various forms of individual or combined posts, the most relevant sources have been collected in two fields in the sidebar to the right of the main text […]
Last links for the summer…
I intend to post an announcement about the best Cog Neuro theses of the year shortly, but this post will contain the last set of links to topic-relevant stories and PhD positions for the summer, with a resumption of normal activity around the middle of August. So, on the the links: Simon Oxenham on lucid […]
Links week 24
Dorothy Bishop on editorial integrity. Neuroskeptic on decoding faces, null results, and voodoo neuroscience. The Neuroethics Blog on the ethics of consumer tDCS devices. Simon Oxenham on gender stereotypes and their impact on the scientific endeavor. PLoS Neuroscience Community put together a collection of important papers on neurodegenerative diseases. 1 Boring Old Man on anti-depressants […]
Mix of links…
… interesting discussion from Simon Oxenham on the replication crisis and the importance of negative experimental findings, an issue also touched on in a recent (and more mainstream) Last Week Tonight segment on scientific progress from John Oliver. In addition, Neuroskeptic talks about (replication) problems for the purported “optimism bias,” while Angela Grant meditates on […]
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