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Disclaimer: Interview with Leonid Schneider

I was interviewed by Leonid Schneider about the review process at FrontiersIn. In his following blog post it looks like I was admitting to allow bad science to be published. This is not true and I distance myself from any such impressions. I left a comment under his post. However, no clarification was added to the text by Leonid, …

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Comment on Obama’s raise

Currently, every scientist with a salary above ca. $24k/yr is exempt from over time pay in the USA – and over time here means everything over 40hrs in a week. Obama now thinks about changing this threshold to ca $50k/yr. This is big, because postdocs make only about $43k/yr on average. So if this comes, …

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Neuroscientists, where did you come from?

I have often been curious about where neuroscientists come from in an academic career / interests sense. Meaning: what kind of interests did they first start with, when they were young and innocent ;). So, after someone on Twitter brought this topic up again, I made a quick survey using SurveyMonkey and posted it on Twitter …

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‘Eckmeier-ize’ your bioRxiv submissions

Hi, as I noted earlier, we submitted my first project at Shea lab not only to a journal for peer review but also to a preprint server called bioRxiv.org. Since I hate reading manuscripts formatted for review (12 pt doublespace and figures at the end of the file), I put in a little time to …

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