Opportunity in overalls (or a labcoat)

Have you ever had an opportunity come up, where you thought “hmm, that would be great, but I could never do that”? An opportunity that makes you feel both delight and dread; passion and panic? That’s how I felt when I first saw this. https://twitter.com/SoapboxScience/status/686594133260120064 Who were these confident women and how could I possibly … Continue reading Opportunity in overalls (or a labcoat)


The #3MinutePaper Challenge

So I have this problem. I started a blog to write about science, but at this point, I haven’t actually written much about science. For starters there is so much to read and write about that I’m not sure where to start, and secondly, I wonder who am I really aiming this blog at? Obviously … Continue reading The #3MinutePaper Challenge

The best kind of mentor

At the recent Australian Music & Psychology Society Conference  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with Professor Peter Keller of the The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University for an informal research mentoring session.  The conference organizers had called for students wanting a mentoring session to register their interest, and then … Continue reading The best kind of mentor

When’s the last time you did something for the first time?

I'm not talking about deciding the learn a new language or a musical instrument or enrolling in an adult swim class - just something mundane, an everyday action for the very first time... .... and using the ♥ on twitter for the first time doesn't count To my embarrassment, today was the first time in my … Continue reading When’s the last time you did something for the first time?

What have I got to lose?

It's funny, my PhD is looking at what is going on in the brain when people are imagining music. To do that I've had to design a task that gets people to imagine something (ie certain tones or rhythms) and then tests they have imagined correctly. It is voluntary musical imagery, because participants are willfully … Continue reading What have I got to lose?