Official Blogger for Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2017

This year I’ll be an official meeting blogger for the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C from November 11-15. I’ll be focusing primarily on Themes F (Integrative Physiology and Behavior) and G (Motivation and Emotion), but also writing about anything else that catches my eye at the meeting. Expect a lot of posts onContinue reading “Official Blogger for Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2017”

Consciousness and the Brain at the University of Washington

I did my best to ignore the cutting pain from the rope binding my arms and legs as I tried to listen in on what my captors had planned for me. From beneath the bottom of my blindfold, I could barely make out a few pairs of legs pacing around the room, but the gagContinue reading “Consciousness and the Brain at the University of Washington”

Why Learning About Learning Is Important

The Internet is rife with bloggers and columnists discussing the importance of becoming a meta-learner; that is, someone who actively seeks awareness about how they learn best, and leverages this awareness to become a more effective learner. This IS important. I’m hugely inspired by these sorts of strategies and ideas, and I’ll be coming backContinue reading “Why Learning About Learning Is Important”

Neuroscience in Seattle/Hunter-Gatherers, Sleep and Screens in the Modern World

Although it’s only been about a month and a half, I feel comfortable saying that coming to the University of Washington to study neuroscience was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my short, mostly indecisive life. I’ve been lucky to interface with some of the world’s leading neuroscientists on a daily basis andContinue reading “Neuroscience in Seattle/Hunter-Gatherers, Sleep and Screens in the Modern World”