How to do research without losing our minds

This week it was my turn to lead the seminar of my research group, and for the occasion, I wanted to spread some light on the evidence for mental health crisis in (under)graduate education & research. I presented a paper related to the topic (see below), and I provided some tips/guides to deal with the mental…

Listening to Brain Inspired podcast – Buzsáki & Poeppel’s discussion

I spent some part of the morning listening to Brain Inspired podcast by Paul Middlebrooks in discussion with György Buzsáki & David Poeppel and getting inspired. You can find the podcast in Google Podcast and Spotify. Abstract David, Gyuri, and Paul discuss the issues they argue for in their back and forth commentaries about the…

Who we are?

Yesterday I had the chance to watch the new documentary by Anthony Chene titlted Who we are? which touches the concepts of consciousness, neuroscience, near-death experiences, in/conscious mind, biology, and more. I reveived this documentary as a fresh air that complemented my own concerns about the mind-brain problem, what’s is missing in the scientific comunity,…

How ads follow us around the internet

Has ever happened to you that you are talking to a friend in a cafe about something you’re intested to buy (e.g., a pair of Salmon to go for hiking) and then you open Instagram and boom! You have an ad of a pair of Salmon to go for hiking. Isn’t that insane? Here a…

Is there a gender imbalance in neuroscience citations?

Today at the seminar of our research grup have discussed the following paper about gender imbalance in neuroscience citations: The extent and drivers of gender imbalance in neuroscience reference lists Jordan D. Dworkin, Kristin A. Linn, Erin G. Teich, Perry Zurn, Russell T. Shinohara, and Danielle S. Bassett Nature Neuroscience volume 23, pages 918–926 (2020) – DOI: 10.1038/s41593-020-0658-y…

getBounds: a new empirical method to identify frequency boundaries in EEG data

Here’s a new paper by Mike X Cohen that I would like to share given that he brings out a topic that has recently intriguied me and gives a potential solution for it. BioRxiv (2020) – DOI: doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.09.195784. A data-driven method to identify frequency boundaries in multichannel electrophysiology data Micheal X Cohen The following tweet…

Your brain-state predicts your creativity

Today I crossed paths with this interesting paper about how we can find differences in creativity based on the resting-state of alpha-oscillations: Neuropsychologia. 2020 May;142:107456. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107456. Epub 2020 Apr 10. The Dynamics of Resting-State Alpha Oscillations Predict Individual Differences in Creativity Naomi Prent, Dirk J A Smit Abstract. The neuronal mechanisms underlying creativity are poorly…

Cortical oscillations and sensory predictions

I’ve recently crossed paths with this review on cortical oscillations and sensory predictions: Trends Cog Science, 2012 Jul; 16(7):390-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.05.003. Cortical Oscillations and Sensory Predictions Luc H Arnal, Anne-Lise Giraud Abstract. Many theories of perception are anchored in the central notion that the brain continuously updates an internal model of the world to infer the…