I love telling stories about science, particularly ones that shine light on the process and people behind it.
I recently wrote a book, titled So You Want to Be a Neuroscientist? The goal is to give aspiring neuroscientists honest, informative insight about our field, as well as education and careers through it. You can find it on Amazon or on the Columbia University Press Store!
You can get a glimpse of what the book contains by watching my book talk for Harvard Brain Initiative or reading some of my articles for The Spike: including, “Why you should (or shouldn’t) get a PhD in neuroscience,” “There’s no such thing as a computational person“,and “Preparing for a neuroscience PhD.”
If you’re curious about the process of writing a book, or thinking of pitching your own, check out this interview I did with the Signals blog.
I’ve also written for a few other outlets:
- The Self-Organized Movement to Create an Inclusive Online Neuroscience School
- Discoveries of Rotational Dynamics Add to Puzzle of Neural Computation
- People ask about my experiments on mice. The answers are… complicated.
- Want to learn how brains go awry? First, we must learn how they work
- Five facts about Mary Putnam Jacobi, medical pioneer and suffragette
- Why designer drugs continue to be elusive
(a complete list of my posts for Massive can be found here)
NeuWrite San Diego
- They’re Right In Front of You: The story of the neuroscientist that almost wasn’t and the role of advocacy within neuroscience
- Truly Blissful Brains
- Birds, Brains, and Boats: The Harvey Karten Story
(a complete list of my posts for NeuWrite SD can be found here)
- The PhD picnic guidelines, rewritten
- The challenge to define cortex published on PLOS Neuro Blogs