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

Piecing together the literature

So how did you spend New Years? Fireworks? Drinks? Friends and Family? Yeah me too..... until the 9pm fireworks; but soon after the kids were in bed, followed by a tired husband..... So I feel pretty safe in the assumption that I am the only person in the world who stayed up to midnight to see the close of one … Continue reading Piecing together the literature

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?