Let It Go (PhD Version)
In true holiday spirit, here is a unique version of 'Let It Go' performed by the glamorous Psychology & Neuroscience PhD students at the University of St Andrews. A special thank you to PhD Rep Lizzie Bradford for organising, directing and creating this masterpiece.
Standing Up For Science
This video is inspired by Sense About Science's 'Standing Up For Science Media Workshop' on the role early career researchers can play in engaging with the public about their research.
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeon
Here's a look at 'The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons' by Sam Kean.
Guest Post: Dr James A. Ainge
Dr James A. Ainge, a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews discusses a paper titled 'Development of the Spatial Representation System in the Rat' that he was joint lead author during his stint as a Postdoc in the Moser Lab.
How May I Assist You?
This is a video from my first ever Bright Club stand-up gig where I talk about preparing for stand-up, life as a PhD student and working with my supervisor.
How many types of memory do we have?
We often think of our memory as this one thing that allows us to remember different kinds of information. But we actually call on different kinds of memory depending on the situations we find ourselves in.
The Nostalgia Factory
Here's a look at 'The Nostalgia Factory' by Douwe Draaisma.
Do we have internal GPS?
There is an ever increasing dependence on GPS and Google Maps to help us navigate around a new place. But we actually have an internal GPS system within the brain consisting of place cells, head direction cells and grid cells telling us where we are, what direction we're in and how far we've travelled respectively. Extra points if you spotted the subtle Bieber reference :P
Moonwalking With Einstein
Here's a look at 'Moonwalking with Einstein' by Joshua Foer.
Autobiographical v. Episodic Memory
Both autobiographical and episodic memories relate to events from our own lives. But what makes these two types of memories different?
What is memory?
Want to see a poorly executed magic trick and learn about memory at the same time? Well then, you've come to the right place!
Pieces of Light
Here's a look at the book 'Pieces of Light' by Charles Fernyhough.