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NeuroDojo · 1d ago

A short conversation on the beach

Last week, I was out on the beach at South Padre Island, collecting sand crabs for my research. This involved lots of shoveling. When I do this, I often have people come up and ask me what I...
NeuroDojo · 1W ago

Broader impacts, part 2

Hooray for arbitrary large round numbers! My answers on Quora have tallied one million vie...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

Tuesday Crustie: Say a prayer

Australian crayfish are often like the country itself. Big, brash, and often highly charis...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

Perfecting the wheel instead of reinventing it

Back in grad school I read a lot about movement analysis and dance notation, and that was when I came across this dedication of the book Choreo-graphics, by Ann Hutchinson Guest:This book is...
NeuroDojo · 3W ago

We do not need new journals for negative results

Experiments are intended to show one thing effects another. However, not everything affect...
NeuroDojo · 4W ago

You think you deserved authorship, but didn’t get it. Now what?

You’re involved in a research project. You do a lot of work. And then your name appears no...
NeuroDojo · 4W ago

Time is the difference between superficiality and scholarship

Many science questions emerge from a place similar to what Penn Jillette describes in this quote about people’s attitudes to video games. (Emphasis added.)You know, when I was 15, 16, 17-yea...
NeuroDojo · 1M ago

My game is coming back. L5R is coming back!

Forgive me a fanboy moment as I react to the announcement of the new Legend of the Five Ri...
NeuroDojo · 1M ago

Stop pussyfooting around the problem of biases in awards

At the Sociobiology blog, Joan Strassman tackles inequality in scientific awards. This topic has been making the round lately because of the National Science Foundation’s Waterman award, whi...
NeuroDojo · 1M ago

This better not have anything to do with crayfish

So apparently this happened a couple of hours ago.I have no idea what “Project C.R.A.W.F.I.S.H.” might be about, despite being the only researcher on this university who actually publishes research about crayfish. It is a little reminiscent of a neur...