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The Scicurious Brain

The Good, Bad, and Weird in Physiology and Neuroscience

  • Happy Science Trails.

    By Scicurious | October 23, 2013 |

    As I mentioned here a few weeks ago , I am excited to say that I have started a new, FULL TIME job as the Science Education Writer at Science News for Students! You can check out all my science education stuff over at Eureka!Lab ! And don't worry, Scicurious will continue! […]

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  • Can we build a new normal?

    By Scicurious | October 21, 2013 |

    I'm over at Neurotic Physiology today , asking about the new normal. Everything that's been happening the last week has shaken our faith in who we are, what we thought we had. But I have hope. I think we can be better. I'd love to get people's thoughts. […]

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  • Guest Post 6! Building STEM Bridges: Scientists Overcoming Isolation by Building Community

    Guest Post 6! Building STEM Bridges: Scientists Overcoming Isolation by Building Community

    By Scicurious | October 18, 2013 |

    Please Welcome Guest Post , from my old stomping grounds at U Penn, Caleph Wilson! Diversity has become a watchword in the scientific community. For the last 20 years colleges, universities, government science agencies and private foundations have worked to increase the numbers of scientists from under-represented backgrounds . […]

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  • Guest Post 5: Accommodasians don’t make waves.

    Guest Post 5: Accommodasians don’t make waves.

    By Scicurious | October 17, 2013 |

    Please welcome our fifth guest post, from AmasianV! In the aftermath of SciAm’s recent snafu handling of DNLee’s post , in which she recounted her interaction with an editor who called her an “urban whore,” Sci asked me to guest blog for a series of posts aimed at getting more diverse voices heard. […]

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  • Guest Post 4! Don’t Just Assume You Should Know: How To Be An Excellent Mentor

    Guest Post 4! Don’t Just Assume You Should Know: How To Be An Excellent Mentor

    By Scicurious | October 17, 2013 |

    Of course, latin-american foreigners are minorities in Pittsburgh. And that is totally fine. Yes, it can be challenging but also rewarding and awesome. I am originally from Colombia, where I did my undergrad. Back then, in my early 20’s I decided to go abroad. […]

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  • Guest Post 3: If these blogs could talk: characterizing power, privilege, and everyday life in the sciences

    Guest Post 3: If these blogs could talk: characterizing power, privilege, and everyday life in the sciences

    By Scicurious | October 16, 2013 |

    Please welcome the next guest group, the Microaggression Tumblr! The discussions sparked by the recent removal of DNLee’s blog post about her treatment by a member of the scientific community is a great teaching moment on how marginalization in the sciences, or any sector of society, operates in everyday life. […]

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  • Guest Post 2: Automatic ‘othering’

    Guest Post 2: Automatic ‘othering’

    By Scicurious | October 15, 2013 |

    Please welcome the second in the guest post series, the fantastic D-list monktress, Hermitage! So, I’m one of the ‘bloggers you’ve never heard of’ that Scicurious has graciously invited to be part of her diversity guest post series. Which Sci made very clear is supposed to be an uplifting outlet for all of the e-rage about the Biology-Online debacle, and not a “Look at all the non-white friends I have” segment for SciAm. […]

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  • Guest Post 1: In the end, let’s make sure something good comes out.

    Guest Post 1: In the end, let’s make sure something good comes out.

    By Scicurious | October 15, 2013 |

    Please welcome the first of this week's guest bloggers, Rim! Hello lovers, When Sci asked me to guest blog for her week of diversity, I was at first flattered but then I had a few moments of hesitation. I ran through a mental list of why I shouldn’t write the post, did I really have anything of substance to offer? […]

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  • Standing with DNLee5: Let’s Get Voices Heard

    By Scicurious | October 14, 2013 |

    If you've been on the Scientific American network at all over the past weekend, or on twitter for that matter, you can't have missed all that's been going on. The short version: my fantastic friend and colleague Danielle ( @DNLee5 ), who blogs at SciAm under " The Urban Scientist ", was asked for a guest post at another site. […]

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  • Friday Weird Science: Oral Sex Gets Fishy

    By Scicurious | October 11, 2013 |

    I'm over at Neurotic Physiology today for Friday Weird Science ! You might think that oral sex, though possibly fun, wouldn't be a very evolutionarily USEFUL thing to do. But you're wrong. Especially if you're a fish. Head over and check it out. […]

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