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Jobs available @ UCSF

Posted for Fumiko Hoeft, Director of BrainLENS at UCSF: Join us at UCSF Hoeft Neuroscience Lab and Precision Learning Center, a multicampus science of...
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RA and Postdoc position at Stanford

Brain Dynamics Lab (bdl.stanford.edu) is a computational neuropsychiatry lab dedicated to developing computational methods for a better understanding of individual differences in brain functioning...
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Postdoc position available in our lab at Stanford

Our lab is hiring a “sports neuroscience postdoc”. See the detail below. If you are interested, please contact Reiko Riley (mentioning that you heard...
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Remote Desktops

I have quite a few devices now: one computer (PC) at Stanford, one (PC) at home, one Macbook Pro laptop, one iPhone and iPad....
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3 monitors

To be more “productive”, I recently upgraded my work space. I used to have 2 monitors side by side. Both of them are View...
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Stork is my best research assistant (2): Grant alert

Does my boss have money? I am looking for a postdoc position; does my future boss have enough funding to support me? How much...
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今天看到好视频:老树画画 《做一个梦》

看这个视频真是痛快!去他妈的“成功”!为别人活有什么用? youtube版: youku版:
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Stand-up Working

When working, I spend most of my time in front of a computer – writing emails, programming, data analysis, powerpoint, web browsing etc. For...
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Stork is my best research assistant

When I was a graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine, I found myself often in an embarrassing situation — I felt completely lost...
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文献鸟Stork是我的科研好帮手

我在Baylor College of Medicine读研究生的时候经常遇到一种尴尬局面,就是同学们在热烈讨论本领域某篇文献的时候,我一脸茫然 — 因为我压根就不知道这篇文章。回头PubMed查查,这篇文章其实已经发表有一年了。 更绝的一个例子是,有次我老板发了文章我都不知道。当然,实验室大,有许多项目,我没有涉及那个项目。不过还是有点说不过去。 若干年后,我们开发的PaperBox的眼睛功能,现在改名为文献鸟Stork,才彻底解决了我这个问题。文献鸟用起来蛮简单的,我把能想到的所有我想跟踪的关键词和人名都输进去,然后我什么都不需要管了。文献鸟Stork会每天帮我自动搜索,把结果发送给我。现在我都是实验室第一个知道“大牛David Boas发新文章了”或者“又有人用nirs做超扫描了”等等。有面子,还长自信 🙂 我有50余个关键词,文献鸟Stork会不会给我一天发50封邮件呢?不会。文献鸟Stork不会滥用你的邮箱;她会把每天的结果总结一下,最多只发一封信。 另外她还很聪明。因为有时结果多,我需要快速知道那篇文章更值得一看,文献鸟Stork就会把每篇文章对应的期刊的影响因子用颜色标记出来。颜色越黄,说明期刊越好。我在时间紧张的时候就可以只看顶尖期刊的文章了。 Stork还支持从简单到复杂的关键词。如果我想了解某个领域,比如fMRI领域,那么我就可以用一个简单的关键词fMRI即可。如果我想了解用fMRI这种方法研究情绪的文献,则我的关键词就是fMRI emotion。默认情况下,不同单词之间的关系相当于逻辑符AND,因此只要文章中同时出现了fMRI和emotion(不管顺序,也不管两个词之间有没有其它词),就会被推送。但是,如果我只想要fMRI emotion连在一起的文章,这时候加个双引号就可以了:”fMRI emotion”。 当然,更加复杂的逻辑符Stork也是支持的。比如(Nature) AND (fMRI OR EEG) AND emotion NOT...
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