June 28, 2009

In an article published yesterday, Gina Kolata of the New York Times argued that the scientific grant system stifles innovation by funding only lower-risk projects. Although the article focuses on cancer research, many of the stories resonate with my time in academia....

June 7, 2009

Yesterday I attended a talk by Rebecca Saxe on how the brain learns to conceptualize other people’s thoughts. Having dabbled in neuroscience, I love learning about new developments. During the talk, Rebecca mentioned that the experimental techniques she uses, fMRI (a w...

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