A Day in the Life of a Scientist: Neuroscience Postdoc

For those that have never been inside a research lab, the day-to-day tasks of a scientist may seem foreign. Many people’s only conception of what it is like to be a scientist comes from TV or movies, where data are generated quickly and discoveries are produced in sudden “a-ha” moments, by scientists usually portrayed as strange or extraordinarily intelligent. Although there are many advantages to a career in science, the challenges, drudgery, and detail often involved in multi-year projects is never explained. Continue reading

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The BRAIN Initiative

On April 2, 2013, President Obama announced his plan to launch the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. What exactly is this initiative and what does it mean for basic research funding? Continue reading