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Neuroscience Wednesday

October 21, 2009

And so Neuroscience 2009 comes to an end, and it’s time to put away my badge, rest my weary feet and note-taking hand and think about biology below the neck again. Here’s the final installment of our live coverage, but come back tomorrow [Read more]

Neuroscience Tuesday

October 20, 2009

6:45 PM – The Opposite of a History Lesson Eric Kandel is 80 years old, was present at the first Society for Neuroscience meeting in 1969, is 9 years removed from winning the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. He’s also so well [Read more]

Neuroscience Monday

October 19, 2009

6:30 PM – Taking Drugs Like Driving Without Brakes The day ended with another emissary from the NIH, as Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, gave the week’s third Presidential Lecture. I’ve heard Volkow [Read more]

Neuroscience Sunday

October 18, 2009

4:00 PM – What Makes a Man, Mr. Lebowski? Sex differences appeared to be the unintentional theme of the day, as the press conference I sat in on focused on biology and behavior specific to males. This is an interesting scientific [Read more]

The Super Bowl of Neuroscience

October 12, 2009

This weekend, a swarm of brain scientists will descend upon Chicago for one of the world’s largest annualĀ  scientific meetings: Neuroscience 2009. More than 30,000 people will pack themselves into McCormick Place on the Near South Side to [Read more]