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Scientific Blogging: Nerdoscientist 2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

SfN2014: Day5 (Last Day!) – Smell Spaces, Emotional Posters and the Neuro of Touch

Today was the last day of the meeting. So I grabbed all of my belongings, checked out of the hotel, then headed to the conference (will all of my stuff … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

SfN2014: Day4 – Presenting a poster, Parties and Reunions

So today was showtime. Today I presented my poster. I think it went well. A good amount of traffic.  Great questions.  Made some good connections that may lead to possible … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

SfN2014: Day3 – Attention/Reward Symposium, More Exhibit Fun, Perception/Imagery Posters

It’s the third day of the conference.  I didn’t attend a special lecture. So no intro by the SfN president and so no idea how many people are now registered. … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

SfN2014: Day2 – Ethics in Group Beh, NeuroGaming, Exhibitors & NeuroArt

The second day of the meeting and I totally got off on the wrong foot. For those unfamiliar with DC, most of the action around here happens on the weekdays … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

SfN2014: Day 1 – Chef Voltaggio, Attention & fMRI, emotions/preferences, & habit

The first day of SfN2014 is only a half day. But already there are over 29,000 people registered! So if you are looking for your friendly neighborhood neuroscientist… he/she is … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Prelude to SfN2014

Well, I’m getting ready for my trip to DC for the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Over 30,000 neuroscientists will be descending upon the Washington DC starting this Saturday, November 15th. And … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Official SfN2014 blogger!

It’s official, I will be an official blogger at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (SfN2014) in Washington DC November 15-19th, 2014. If you are attending the meeting, look for … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nerdoscientist on the job: Sensory Market Research

I’ve definitely dropped the ball on my own blog here at the Nerdoscientist blog. Basically, I’ve taken a position with a market research company that utilizes psychological testing and applied … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

PSA: Proper Grammar

Here’s a plea for using proper grammar! Thanks Weird Al!

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s the difference?

What is the difference between a science fan and a scientist? I kinda think that my PhD taught me more about how to find answers than hold them.

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today in Nerdoscientific April Fooling

Today in Nerdoscientific April Fooling The Guardian is geeking it up today with their super nerdy April Fools joke:   New fMRI study sheds light on effectiveness of fMRI studies … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brain Awareness Week

It’s brain awareness week! Give your friendly neighborhood neuroscientist a hug!

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

National Cat Day News: Why Cats Can’t Taste Sweets

“Do cats prefer sardines or sweets? Our newest video explains why cats, unlike humans and other mammals, are indifferent to sweet flavors. The video was filmed at the Monell Chemical … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

America’s Mood Map: Geographical Psychology

America’s Mood Map: Geographical Psychology “West Virginia is the most neurotic state, Utah is the most agreeable and the folks of Wisconsin are the country’s most extroverted, a new study … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Never Forget: events and memory

Today is 9/11, the anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers (World Trade Center) in NYC, the Pentagon, and UA Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA. Today in … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brain Fitness

According to wikipedia, The term brain fitness reflects a hypothesis that cognitive abilities can be maintained or improved by exercising the brain, in analogy to the way physical fitness is … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Beer v. Coffee

Beer versus coffee on creativity? Which do you prefer?

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Upworthy video: Being a nerd is awesome – a message to kids

This Is What It Looks Like When The King Of The Nerds Gives Your Infant Daughter A Pep Talk via Upworthy: “At a convention full of nerds, a new mom … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neuroscience 101

Neuroscience 101 What is “neuroscience”? The popular magazine, Popular Science, takes on the challenge of explaining neuroscience and does a pretty good job! Highlights: – “history of neuroscience” – very … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment



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