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Hooray publications! (Shhhhhh...)

So I've been a bit quiet on here, I realize. But I've got a shiny new History of Weird Neuroscience post coming tomorrow, I promise.

Part of the reason why I've been quiet the last few weeks is because I've been totally enveloped by a new project. This was the fastest paper I've ever done: about 3 weeks from the first idea, all the way through coding the math and running the statistics, making the figures, and writing the paper. It's a method paper, so I didn't have to collect any new data, which saved a lot of time, but honestly I'm quite proud of the method and paper all around. We'll see what my boss/co-author thinks when he reads it this weekend.

The second reason I've been so quiet is that two of my papers have been accepted for publication! The first is on how the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia interact during visual working memory and was accepted in PNAS (The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). The second, accepted in Neuron, is on how the brains of people with strokes that have damaged the prefrontal cortex compensate for the cognitive deficits associated with that damage.

(Not so) amusingly, both papers are now under embargo and I'm not really supposed to talk about them yet. But as soon as the embargo period is over I'll do a longer post for each of them on here.


  1. Yeah it's tough balancing research with blogging. I have trouble posting more than once every two weeks.

    Congrats on the pubs. Indeed, sounds like you just might be ready for a "big boy" job.

  2. Yeah, writing is definitely a time commitment when you treat your blogging the same as you would a peer-reviewed publication.

    And heh... thanks.