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March 09

The Athlete in Your Brain

How your brain may reflect your skill as an athlete.

November 24

The Importance of Being Roger Tsien

Have you ever had a moment when you suddenly pause and realize how thankful you are for something that is incredibly mundane? So mundane that it is taken for granted on a day-to-day basis? We often forget that there was a time when devices like a washing machine weren’t considered mundane, but rather “marvelous,” “extraordinary,” […]

August 25

To diet or not to diet: what does your brain think?

“It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.” Margaret Mead [En español] In the US, about 50% of 10-year-olds have been on a diet [1]. Seriously. Tips for dieting and recipes for quickly losing weight saturate the media: from the most straightforward of dieting mantras, “eat less, exercise more,” to […]

June 30

Reflections on #SciComm Boot Camp

Communicate. It is part of the scientific process, and yet scientists are notoriously terrible at distilling their work into an understandable form.

June 17

Why Do You #SciComm?

[En español] One of the best parts about being a part of NeuWriteSD is the diversity of interests and backgrounds of our members. We all love the brain and want to share that love with others, but our reasons for being here are as different as we are. So we asked our members the question: […]

May 25

La plasticidad del cerebro

ARTÍCULO DE STEPHNELLI TRADUCCIÓN POR ELENA VICARIO  Nacemos con unos 100 billones de neuronas, más neuronas de las que volveremos a tener jamás. Igualmente son muchas neuronas, si las pusiéramos todas seguidas podrían dar la vuelta a la Tierra unas tres o cuatro veces. Además, cada uno de estos 100 billones de neuronas tiene entre doscientas […]

April 01

The plastic brain

[En español] We are born with roughly 100 billion neurons, more neurons than we’ll ever have again. It’s still a ton of neurons; they could wrap around the earth 3-4 times. Plus, each of these 100 billion neurons has a couple hundred to thousand connections with other neurons. But as we age, our brains also change. Regions of the brain key for memory […]

February 04

Grad Gloom: Mental Health & Grad School

Ah, February. That time of year when the winter starts to feel long…really long. The holidays are over and now it’s just the long slog toward spring. In grad school, this time of year can be especially difficult – long hours working to make up for lost time during break, grant deadlines creeping, and for […]

December 03

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa. A disease for the privileged? Shallow white girls trying to look like fashion models? […] The stereotypes attached to anorexia add to the devastating reality of a serious brain disorder

September 03

Who wants to be an astronaut?

Sensory deprivation. Cultural isolation. Physical confinement. Throw in relearning every menial task for microgravity, the lack of privacy and the disturbed sleep-wake cycle, and you can be sure your life will never be the same (1,2). Yeah, the job description for being an astronaut is a little intense. Especially since you also need to be intelligent, physically fit, and, […]