On May 29th, 2020, I attended a virtual seminar. I listened carefully, took detailed notes, and asked clarifying questions. In short, I learned the information that was being taught. That seminar was a revelation and something I had never experienced before.
Posts that are topical for incoming or current Neuroscience PhD students.
Many grad students are tempted to choose a lab based on focal research topic, at the expense of a mentor and environment that meets their needs. I cannot overstate how much your mentor and lab environment will affect your daily life and future career. They can be the difference between a good and bad day and they are the primary contributors to your development as an early scientist.
Science is interdisciplinary; important findings typically involve a combination of several fields coming together. Think of the intersection of artificial intelligence and neuroscience: Machine learning is becoming increasingly important to findings within the field of neuroscience and science communication is an important driver of this collaboration. Alternatively, science communication is imperative when introducing innovative and novel research to audiences without a science background. Proper communication of science is what yields comprehensive and robust science policy that impacts public health and plays a role in funding allocations for future research.