A great piece on a new biography of Pavlov (with some updates, including PIT)

Here is a great piece on Pavlov – in the New Yorker – a review of a new biography by Daniel Todes, who also has an article/22 piece listicle on Pavlov on the OUP blog which is well worth reading. Among many nuggets, Pavlov seemingly characterised his own foul temper tantrums as “spontaneous morbid paroxysms”; didn’t a get a tenured position… Read More

Please RT: Position vacant, Professor in Neuroscience – Trinity College, the University of Dublin

Post Title: Professor in Neuroscience  Post Status: Permanent and Full-Time [view position] Post Title: Professor in Neuroscience  Post Status: Permanent and Full-Time Department/Faculty: Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine Reports to: Head of Discipline Location: Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience Salary: This appointment will be made on the Associate Professor salary scale in line with… Read More

Scientific and Technical Breakthrough of the Year: Using 3D Printing for in vivo Neurophysiology

The annual awards season is upon us. The various journals will nominate their scientific and technical breakthroughs of the year. There are lab awards too: well done TCIN for nominations in two categories. 3d printing is regarded by many as being the basis of the next industrial revolution (e.g. McKinsey & Company, 2013). I first encountered 3d printing in an… Read More

Lots of thinking on consciousness and what it’s about around at the moment: some comments and links

There’s lots of interesting work around on the psychology, neuroscience and philosophy of consciousness at the moment, including issues to do with volition and free will. I sometimes make the observation to my students when we discuss consciousness and the brain that ‘our consciousness is at the centre of almost all that matters to us as humans,… Read More