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  • Thu 26th January 2017

    Dr. Knierim appears on SfN Podcast: tip and tricks to publishing

    This Society for Neuroscience podcast takes the listener through the process of publishing a paper, starting from the initial conceptions of the experiment through to the final publication.  Viewpoints from both the authors of the paper and journal editors are explored.  In episode 2, starting at ~10:00, Jim Knierim, a former Reviewing Editor of The Journal of Neuroscience, discusses the sometimes tricky balance between trying to “sell” your work in order to make it appealing to a broad audience while not also over-selling the work by overinterpreting the results or making promises in the introduction that are ultimately not delivered in the results.  He also emphasizes the importance of careful preparation of a manuscript before submission.

    Listen to the Peril of Publishing Podcast episode on Neuroonline

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  • Thu 19th January 2017

    David Linden speaks about the sense of touch on TED Radio Hour

    Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden joins four other speakers on the TED Radio Hour to discuss the senses.  

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  • Thu 19th January 2017

    New Institute Turbocharges Brain Science at Johns Hopkins

    Language, music, art, religious worship, self-awareness, planning, problem-solving, making tools. No other animal has all of these aptitudes. All rely on a single organ: the brain. But the brain is the most poorly understood organ of the human body. Seeking to change that, a $20 million partnership between the Kavli Foundation and The Johns Hopkins University was formed on Oct. 1, 2015. The Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute (Kavli NDI), led by neuroscientist Richard Huganir and computational scientist Michael Miller, is an interdisciplinary group of Johns Hopkins scientists who will harness the problem-solving aptitudes of their brains to devise tools that unlock the mysteries of neuroscience. 

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  • Thu 12th January 2017

    Dan O’Connor receives 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    Daniel O’Connor was among 102 scientists and engineers named on Jan. 9 by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/09/president-obama-honors-federally-funded-early-career-scientists

     

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  • Wed 4th January 2017

    Blackshaw Lab identifies link between master clock and control of sleep and body temperature.

    A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals -- sleep/wake cycles, most notably. Now, Johns Hopkins scientists report direct evidence in mice for how those cell clusters control sleep and relay light cues about night and day throughout the body.

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