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Neuroscience PhD student. Literature, arts & music aficionada. Tea addict. Twitter: @juhuudi

About Citizens, Science & Cheese

At the beginning of June, 44 PhD students from both sciences and humanities, selected from universities across Europe, participated in the LERU summer school “Citizen Science – nexus between research and public engagement” organised by the University of Zurich (UZH) – and I was one of the lucky nominees of LMU Munich. I must admit that before attending the summer school I didn’t know all too much about the topic. Within a week however, I had not only learned about the scope of citizen science projects, but I had even created one with other participants during the “Citizen Science Hack Day”! Therefore, I want to share my experiences and some of my newfound knowledge of citizen science. I will elaborate on whether you can use citizen science for your purposes (spoiler: you probably can), and I will also include some tips on what to do Zürich (spoiler: it involves cheese).

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Top 5 things to do as a neuroscience student in Munich this semester (SS 2017)

The summer semester is starting, so here are the top things to do as a neuroscience student in Munich  (in chronological order):

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Interview with Patricia Churchland (part 2): about leaving academia, sexism and letting the brain go wild

I sat down for an interview with Patricia Churchland, the founder of neurophilosophy, before she gave a talk as part of the Munich Neuroscience Lecture Series on December 5th 2016. We talked about various topics including working in interdisciplinary teams, science communication, thinking of leaving research and being a woman in science. In this second part, we discussed leaving academia, sexism and letting the brain go wild. You can find Part 1 of the interview here.

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Interview with Patricia Churchland (part 1): the importance of philosophers, farming and methods to access neural circuits

I sat down for an interview with Patricia Churchland, the founder of neurophilosophy, before she gave a talk as part of the Munich Neuroscience Lecture Series on December 5th 2016. We talked about various topics including working in interdisciplinary teams, science communication, thinking of leaving research and being a woman in science. In this first part, we discussed the importance of philosophers, farming and methods to access neural circuits.

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Top 5 things to do as a neuroscience student in Munich this semester

One of the few lists that might be actually useful for you! So here are the top things to do as a neuroscience student in Munich in the winter semester 2016/17 (in chronological order) : Continue reading “Top 5 things to do as a neuroscience student in Munich this semester”

Why I got up at 6 am to play brainy games with eight year-olds (including Jelly Brain recipe)

If someone external had walked in into the GSN common room in the Biocenter at the beginning of March, he or she might have come to the conclusion that the students had become slightly mad. One could see GSN students sitting in front of a box full of paper brain hats, gluing strings on them. Others were colouring bottles of water green. And you could have seen me, sitting in front of a laptop, discussing the “sensory integration game” with my fellow group members. Clearly, Kids Brain Day was approaching.

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