Category Archives: Scientific Practice

Echo Chambers

In the late 70’s, French anthropologist Bruno Latour set off to do some interesting fieldwork. He spent time observing the daily rituals and customs of scientists in situ, in the laboratory of Roger Guillemin, discoverer of TRF, at the Salk … Continue reading

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Neuronistas vs. Reticularistas

Every couple of years I teach an upper-level seminar course which focuses on historical controversies in neuroscience. Typically we read some classic scientific papers describing how a specific bit of knowledge first came to be and then we read some … Continue reading

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Autism and socioeconomic status

I’ve been thinking about this for the past few days. I recently read an interesting article published last week in the journal PLoS One. I am by no means an expert in autism or epidemiology, but here is my take. … Continue reading

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