Here’s Alex (and others) on the ABC podcast Science vs talking to Wendy Zukerman about reproducibility in science.
Some people have called our current situation a reproducibility crisis. It’s hard to know how to define, exactly, the word crisis. But what we do know is that, of the efforts to try to systematically reproduce findings, whether they be in cancer biology, whether they be in psychology, the success rate has not been impressive.
More on this subject from me, soon.
Portraits of European Neuroscientists is a lovely new website from perceptual psychologist Nick Wade, visual neurophysiologist Marco Piccolino and web designer Adrian Simmons. The site pairs concise biographies with portraits that reflect a scientist’s contribution to the field. Some of my favourites—which also include this portrait of Pearson—are Wheatstone, Brücke and Panum. This is a particularly good resource for anyone teaching psychology or neuroscience, but it’s worth a good look in any case.
Moran Cerf is a computational neuroscientist at Caltech. Some of his work is really interesting. Here, though, he describes his life before science—as a hacker and security tester. It’s easily one of the best stories I’ve heard in a while.
Via Boing Boing.