When I was a student in Baylor College of Medicine, I spent most of my time in front of computers analyzing data. One day I noticed that a few fellow students and postdocs, as well as our advisor, are discussing something. I moved closer and found they were talking about a paper on an imaging method.
I am pretty embarrassed because I never read the paper. I actually did not know when the paper was published. It was later did I realize that the paper was published a year ago! So I just stood there silently listening – but like many scientific discussions, you get very little when you did not prepare.
I wish I had a tool to discover relevant papers for me. At that time there were none so we had to develop a new one. It is called PaperBox. Today I use it everyday. I have set up about 50 “eyes”. Some on topics I am interested in (for example “fmri nirs”, or “social nirs”), some on researchers (for example, “read montague”, or “signe bray”). Whenever there are new publications on these topics, or by these authors, I will get an email from PaperBox. Quite often I discover something I would not without the tool. For example, just a few days ago PaperBox discovers a paper titled “BigBrain: an ultrahigh-resolution 3D human brain model“. This is a very nice paper so I forwarded it to our lab.
Do you also need a tool to track publications for you? You can try PaperBox (Disclaimer: I am the leading developer of PaperBox).
Where to download PaperBox? http://www.paper-box.co/
2 Replies to “PaperBox’s “eyes”: always be the first to know new…”
hi Xu Cui, am horatius from Singapore. I came across your website about NIRS. I am looking for a portable cheap NIRS system that I can use to measure blood flow and with a software that shows at least a virtual 3d image of the brain and where blood is pooling at, and not just graphs only. Shimadzu and some of the rest of the companies have NIRS way above my budget. I am looking to do research on blood flow for a newly patented machine which I built for training the brain. would be great if you could reply to me.
I wonder what your budget is?