Bring on the Encephalon March 26, 2007Posted by Johan in Neuroscience.
I particularly liked a report by Bohemian Scientist on a recent squabble in Neuroscience regarding the merits of a paper in Nature, which criticised our current model for understanding membrane potentials. This model forms part of the bedrock of research in Neuroscience (think evolution through natural selection, almost), so naturally, the authors catch some flak for rocking the boat. BS ties this controversy nicely to the wider Academic tradition of less-than-open-minded and enlightened debate.
Also, Psyblog is putting together a top 10 list of the most important studies in Psychology. The nominations are in, and now it’s time to vote. While I normally don’t think of top lists as particularly meaningful, this one is useful for a quick check that you’re at least familiar with the 10 nominees. Finally, Brainblogger has an interesting summary of key papers in the budding field of neural implants.