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What do deactivations in neuroimaging mean?

By now, we’re all familiar with the colourful spots and blobs associated with brain imaging. The assumption is often that areas which ‘light up’ are increasingly activated – and are, as such, implicitly more ‘important’ – in the task under … Continue reading

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Neuro self-help?

Does knowledge of brain function alter brain function? The development of psychology is based on this premise, either implicitly or explicitly. Where psychologists focus on behaviour as the main measure of interest, linking behaviour directly to brain function has been … Continue reading

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Mentorship: Open Letter to an Undergraduate

The value of mentorship is apparent across almost every field, scientific or otherwise. While neuroscientists have yet to approach the social complexities associated with the mentor-mentee relationship, the value of mentorship isn’t lost on them. From the Society for Neuroscience … Continue reading

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Play science

The sheer volume of new knowledge continually flooding our senses makes good science education more important than ever before. (Though I’ve always found the notion of ‘science’ education, in isolation from other types of education, strange, given that the general … Continue reading

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