December 19, 2015
A holiday appeal from all at OSE – support the AllTrials campaign
As 2015 continues to rush by, we turn our minds away from our day-to-day activities and consider what small changes we can make in 2016 that will make the world just so slightly better.
One of the most important campaigns that continued to gain pace in 2015 was AllTrials, established by the lovely people at Sense About Science, who aim to ‘equip people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion’.
December 17, 2015
The Dopamine Crash: How to avoid the post-holiday slump
The months leading up to the end of the year holidays can be euphoric, exhausting, exciting and then… dreadfully depressing. During the build-up, our physiology is in an increased state of arousal, whether we’re anxiously looking for an elusive parking space or elated when finding the perfect gift at 50% off. Neuroscience has known for … Read more
December 10, 2015
Looking for a Breakthrough? Embrace Boredom
Working tirelessly on a big project but feeling stuck and uninspired? Looking for your next big idea? You may think you should simply hunker down or continue analysing all the other big ideas out there on the World Wide Web. But what may really lead you to your next breakthrough… is a little boredom. We … Read more
December 2, 2015
Defending Your PhD: Learning to Shine
Achieving a PhD is a tremendous accomplishment. Getting to that point can be slow-going, though hopefully it’s been a rewarding process. But the build-up to defending your research to a committee of people who may know more than you do within your field of study can be painfully intimidating. It needn’t be. The most important thing … Read more