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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
10:26 pm
[nocturnia]
One Step Closer...
I just sent back my firm acceptance of my offer of a place at Reading University.
4 years from now and I should be graduating with a BSc in Bioinformatics and Cybernetics.

Then onto Neuroscience!

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
1:07 pm
[pontiuspilates]
contact your senators!
From the Society for Neuroscience:

Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) will offer an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution that would add $7 billion to the overall budget for health and education programs, which includes the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Budget Resolution establishes overall federal spending levels for FY 2007. It is critically important that the Senate establish the maximum levels of spending for health programs in their Budget Resolution this year, as budget writers in the House of Representatives are likely to seriously underfund health programs.

SfN asks you to contact both of your Senators, urging them to vote YES on the Specter-Harkin Amendment.


http://web.sfn.org/content/Programs/GovernmentAffairs/RapidResponseNetwork/legalert.html

(x-posted to my own journal, as well as neuroscience)
Sunday, March 12th, 2006
11:56 am
[semiconsciously]
*****Brain Awareness Week: Berkeley*****
Saturday, March 18th, the Bay Area chapter for the Society for Neuroscience, the non-profit organization Science for Everyone Everywhere (S.E.E), and the University of California, Berkeley Cognitive Science Student Association are cosponsoring a free Brain Awareness Week event. This event will be held from 10am until 3pm at the University of California, Berkeley in the Genetics and Plant Biology auditorium, room 100 and the adjoining lawn (MAP). There will be great speakers, demonstrations, and cool techniques showcased for people of all ages. Families, seniors, and students are encouraged to drop by to learn about the brain.

See the event website at: http://www.seescience.org/baw

Please feel free to post this to any communities you feel may be interested.
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
10:19 am
[nocturnia]
Hello!
Hi, I'm Nicola.
I'm so far away from being a Neuroscientist that at this point I could go and be something like a botanist still.
I'm waiting to hear whether I've been accepted to Reading University to study Bioinformatics and Cybernetics for my Bachelors. After that I want to do an Masters in Neuroscience.
But yeah, still waiting to hear about my Bachelors place.

I'm majorly interested in things like linguistics and the way the brain changes if you learn more languages. And right and left handed differences in the brain, and things like that. The odd, quirky stuff.
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
11:09 pm
[pontiuspilates]
inaugural post
I suppose I ought to make some sort of post here. Things look so sad and bare without one. So...

Hi! Thanks for joining, everyone who's joined thus far; hopefully we can make this a useful resource.

Here's some info about me, so y'all can know who's moderating this community:

I'm Kat. I'm coming close to the end of my first year in the University of Pittsburgh's neuroscience Ph.D. program; I also majored in neuro as an undergrad. I mostly work at the cellular and molecular levels of neuroscience: my research is geared towards understanding the role of neurotrophin signalling pathways in sensory neuron development and axonal regeneration following injury.

I feel that now more than ever, it is important for the public to understand neuroscience research: the field is expanding by leaps and bounds, and people have the right to learn what's making their brains tick. Also, in the current political climate, scientific inquiry seems to be less valued with each passing day; I think the best way to remedy this is for scientists to tell the public about their research and why it's important. But I'm probably preaching to the converted ;) Anyhow, that's why I started this community.

So, goodnight and happy posting, everyone!
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