My brain


It occurred to me a few months ago how odd my life must seem to  non-scientists.

I’m currently in the final year of my PhD in Neuroscience and although I’m technically still a student at university, I regard my day to day activities as ‘work’. Whenever I speak to friends and family and they ask what I’ve been up to recently, my reply is usually “well, you know, research”.

I intend to use this blog as a way of explaining what I mean by that.


6 thoughts on “About

  1. oh my goodness I fell in love with your blog! Thank you for the insight tours about what you do in a doctoral program. I want to get into neuropsychology in the future, so your blog is a great start for me to know how it feels like!

  2. This is a great blog! What a nice idea to give people a real step-by-step insight into the life of a PhD student. Your blog would’ve made me feel so much better if I’d read it when I was starting out 🙂

  3. Hello!
    I am actually wondering if you could give me some technically advice….I am just starting to cut hippocampal slices and your sections look beautiful…Would you be able to describe or provide a diagram on how you cut them? Thank you so much!!!!

    • Hi Alicia,
      I’ve got a picture from my thesis that shows the orientation of the brain tissue when I cut the slices (which bits to trim off, which side to glue down etc.). Is that the sort of thing you’re looking for?

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