Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Reality, of course, is bipartisan and will smack you in the nose regardless of how you vote.”

Mind hacks is great – bringing up an interesting point here.   (And, my title is a direct quote from that post.) Advertisements

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“Where are you from? Your accent is so cute!”

I moved to the US – Los Angeles – from Stockholm at age 22. I had grown up in small-town, small village Sweden. A place where being blue-eyed and blonde is kinda everyday, and you pay attention to how people … Continue reading

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Antilamentation via Brain Pickings

Follow Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings!  She collects some really neat stuff.   And, I liked this, the antilamentation.  So, I just wanted to link to it here, so I can find it, when I need it.

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In which I ramble on about why quotas make me nervous, and link to some people who have thought longer and harder than me on this.

In which I ramble on about why quotas make me nervous, and link to some people who have thought longer and harder than me on this..

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A link to meeting a Troll

This story really got to me.  I want to save it somewhere, well, here, because there is an important point to it.  How, some, just don’t have a clue what they do, and how easy it is to lose sight … Continue reading

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Self pep, perhaps

Sometimes I despair at ever accomplishing anything in academia, being 53 and all.  Then, I come across this. No, it is not Americas Feudal origins that attracted me (could be interesting of course).  It is that its author, Francis Jennings, … Continue reading

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Post Peer review Proposal

Here’s another proposal for post peer review, published in Frontiers in computational neuroscience. (Link is to abstract).

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On not noticing major problems with a study – and what that may say about the current incentive structure in Science.

I had an …interesting…experience the other day. I regularly go to the neuro journal club. Not because I do brains, but because it has lots of interesting members, and is quite active. (So, I felt lonely and under stimulated. Can … Continue reading

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Lego – no need to ever give it up

I love lego.  I even used a bionicle to demonstrate something in my theory of science class.  I think I have to work on that one though.  But, here is even more excuses for never giving lego up.

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7 habits of the open scientist?

Science in the sand suggest these.

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