Brain on the Web November 2009

by Andrew Kahn

November 9, 2009

This month we recommend three blogs that mix interesting content from around the Web with original writing. Two include bloggers who reported on the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), which took place in Chicago Oct. 17–21. These links were active as of Nov. 1, 2009.

• “Neuroethics at the Core” is the official blog of the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. One of its bloggers, Daniel Buchman, presented his work during SfN and wrote several posts about his experiences at this year’s event. The theme of the blog is the “ethical, legal, policy and social implications of frontier neurotechnology and neuroscience.” The authors invite readers to join in the discussion.

• While working toward a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Baylor University graduate student Hillary Blakeley maintains “Blogging on the Brain.” Blakeley was also at SfN and wrote about many of the presentations she attended. She writes in an easy-to-read style, mixing in her thoughts on teaching, learning and education.

• “Brain Blogger” is a project of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, which promotes the welfare of neurological and mental health patients through education and research. It contains articles from a variety of writers, including doctors writing about their particular field. The blog has won several awards for its content and is closer to a traditional news Web site than many other blogs. The content is suitable for those without a neuroscience background.