Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

This article first appeared on Mosaic and is republished here under a Creative Commons licence. Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did… Read More

Our latest paper: Heterogeneous spatial representation by different subpopulations of neurons in the subiculum

Authors: J.R. Brotons-Mas, S. Schaffelhofer, C. Guger, S.M. O’Mara, M.V. Sanchez-Vives Highlights •Subicular units code space in a heterogeneous manner. •We found place cells, barrier-related and grid-like units. These last had spike waveforms similar to axonal recordings. •Place cells did not show firing related to physical boundaries in the baseline recordings. •Barrier-related cells fired in… Read More

Measuring living standards – GDP or not GDP

Originally posted on A Little Bit of Economics:
The need to measure a country’s economic performance, both compared to itself a year ago and compared to other countries is ever present. The most prevalent and easiest measure of economic performance at the national level is a country’s GDP (Gross domestic Product) per capita. With plenty…

A possible future for science publishing

Originally posted on In Between Manuscripts:
Because sometimes science fiction helps pave the way for science fact: Flash forward to 2018 and imagine this: ~~~~ You just finished reading an article published two weeks ago on a preprint server (spoiler alert: traditional journals have decreased in popularity). After closing the article on your favourite paper manager, you receive the…