Current opinions

A TICS article on the importance (and difficulties) of preregistration in science. NEW!

 

A very informative blog by Peter Bandettini regarding current controversies in the fMRI world.

Is decoding of orientation from early visual cortex purely due to "vignetting". Piece by Nikolaus Kriegeskorte.

 

Do we need to understand how AI works to use it? Check out this Science article.

Data Visualization & Presentation

Programming and Stats

Thanks to Mariam Aly for gathering some of these links

A link to the online preview of the book Fundamentals of Data Visualization by Claus O. Wilke.

fMRI related

Mental Health 

 

A New York Times article that provides tips when feeling burned down.

An article in Nature with personal stories of five researchers and their advice on maintaining good health in our 'hyper-competitive' academic world.  

Neuroscience ​for everyone

Academic Life 

Thanks to everyone who shares useful information online

Given the numbers of faculty positions vs. PhD positions, one thing is clear. Most PhDs will need to leave academia to find a job. Here is a brilliant A LinkedIn piece by Marlieke van Kesteren called A scientist’s path to a non-academic job: Tips and tricks. NEW!

 

"What can we learn from Dartmouth?". In this article, Leah H. Somerville, a Dartmouth graduate herself, lists some recommendations that can prevent a toxic environment in the academic workplaces.

 

Dorsa Amir, an anthropology grad student at Yale University has made a list of useful advice she was provided during her grad study years. I think they can be useful at later stages of academic (and non-academic) career as well.

 

A piece in Science that proposes some suggestions to reduce the number of post-docs who are on limbo in regards to being able to find faculty positions. One suggestion, which I personally don't agree, is to limit post-doc duration to three years unless the post-doc can acquire external funding.  

Science ​in Practice

Applying basic science to real life