Do #blacklivesmatter in STEM?

By: Laura Segura-Moye Do STEM fields care about black/brown lives? As scientists, do we talk about racism, sexism, homophobia at all? Or are we invisible, even in academia? I recently wrote about the Pulse shootings in Orlando, FL, and how the attack on the LGBT community tore me apart. I spent a lot of days mourning…

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Storytelling in Science

By: Raeya Maswood I remember the day I went to Borders with my parents in high school and got “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.” It was my first introduction to the world of neurology and cognitive neuroscience. So when I found out that I was scheduled to volunteer for the World Science Festival‘s…

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Cognitive Ties

We’re connected to others by both the social and cognitive ties we have with them. These ties represent not only the social relationship we have with someone through kinship or friendship, but also the exchange of knowledge, thoughts and memories that link us. In ways, a cognitive tie may represent relations tied and connected by shared…

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