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No turkey! 

I love turkeys—wild ones for watching, not eating—but they feel too daunting to draw (leaves and feathers are so much easier than birds 😬), so here’s a Thanksgiving #NorthernCardinal for those of you in the U.S…and a regular old cardinal for those of you elsewhere 😄
#birdlovers #birding #wildlife #art #aroundmyyard #draweveryday #drawing #sketch

I am enjoying reading lots of different introductions over the last days so I will hop on the train as well and introduce myself! 👋

I am a PhD student at the for motivation, action, and desire lab working with @nbkroemer 🧠

I am broadly interested in and in my PhD I am incorporating a metabolic perspective to understand how the influences neural communication, motivation and effort. 🏋️‍♂️

Many psychiatric disorders come along with both motivational and metabolic alterations so the gut-brain perspective might help us to better understand and treat disorders like 🎯

Mostly here for all the diverse science 💡🤩

If you're like me, then you were really happy to learn about Mastodon's enthusiastic support for image descriptions, and you were really eager to join in.

Then you went to actually write something and realized you have no idea how to present visual information in a way that is helpful/enjoyable to those who are #VisuallyImpaired or #Blind.

I found this guide really informative:

Of course, I'd also love to hear any additional tips y'all might have!


Hi! #introduction:

I'm a former #neuroscience postdoc who found herself too much of a generalist to stick to a specific research topic. I need the bigger picture! Still, I'll be forever fascinated by the 🧠 #brain, #connectomics, #neuroimaging, #neurobiology, #evolution, #cognition 🤩

I am now R&D manager at, a #startup combining #greenhouse #horticulture, #ai and #robotics to fundamentally change greenhouse #automation 🌱🤖.

+ #reading #gardening good #food #cinema #nature

That's a big deal: "De novo origins of multicellularity in response to predation" by Herron et al. 2022

"We subjected outcrossed populations of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to selection by the filter-feeding predator Paramecium tetraurelia. Two of five experimental populations evolved multicellular structures not observed in unselected control populations within ~750 asexual generations"

HT @mads100tist @mhendricks

"Structured cerebellar connectivity supports resilient pattern separation" Nguyen, Thomas et al. in @darbly's lab

Spectacular work based on connectomic reconstruction from nanometre-resolution volume electron microscopy and computational modelling that contributes novel findings in cerebellar microcircuitry:

"both the input and output layers of the circuit exhibit redundant and selective connectivity motifs, which contrast with prevailing models. Numerical simulations suggest that these redundant, non-random connectivity motifs increase the resilience to noise at a negligible cost to the overall encoding capacity. This work reveals how neuronal network structure can support a trade-off between encoding capacity and redundancy, unveiling principles of biological network architecture with implications for the design of artificial neural networks."

Job ad: PhD Community Ecology - Davos, Switzerland 

I have a #PhDposition open on Climate Change effects on plant-enemy interactions starting early 2023! If you are interested in #PlantInsect #Interaction and #PlantPathogen #Interactions, and how they are altered by #ClimateChange have a look!

The position is within our #BugNet project, will be co-supervised by Eric Allan and in close collaboration with @rr_junker and Jake Alexander.
#Job #PhD


Are you interested in the effects of insect herbivores and pathogens on plant communities and ecosystem functioning? We are looking for collaborators to establish an exclusion experiment in their area and join our global network #BugNet!

We offer an exciting research community with many great scientists and the involvement in publications! Check out and contact us if interested. Please forward to interested scientists!

#SLFDavos #AllanEcology #insects #pathogens #communityEcology

Living in deer tick country in the US, am happy to see this Lyme vaccine go into Phase III trial! Hopefully will participate.

Our lab has a new PhD opportunity in collaboration with Olena Riabinina and Melissa Bateson ! If you or someone you know would like to investigate how stress affect bumblebee brains and behaviour please get in touch and apply:
#phdpositions #bee #pollination #animalbehaviour

I think most Structural Biologists have always suspected this was the case - wonderful to see that Team Phenix have dug into to this and fleshed it all out.

"AlphaFold predictions: great hypotheses but no match for experiment"

#StructuralBiology #Science #Alphafold #crystallography #CryoEM

Hi. We are a #neuroscience lab at the Research Centre of the CHUSJ at the University of Montreal, Canada. We study synaptic integration and plasticity rules for dendritic spines and the formation of memories in the neocortex. Happy to be in #sciencemastodon #neuroscience

Are your streets for cars or for people? Just because the answer is cars right now, doesn’t mean you can’t change that if you really want to. This #TelAviv transformation before & after between 2016 and 2021 is well documented by #schlijper’s great photography. #StreetsForPeople #streetdesign #cities #urbandesign #urbanplanning #urbanism #peopleplaces #streets #people

📢THREE (!) new tenure-track or tenured Origins-of-Life faculty positions at Purdue.

"Applications are welcomed from astrobiology, evolutionary biology, self-replicating and evolutionary systems, and synthetic biology."

Spread the word!🙏

@alexwild Put another, more succinct way: “Don’t write for the world’s richest person for free.”

For #women in #science, our work often gets framed in a way that focuses on gender. It’s not a bad thing, but there’s so much more to who we are.

Many of us didn’t set out trying to be “females in science” so much as simply “scientists” doing research we love.

Our contributions are frequently less about shattering glass ceilings, and more about succeeding at institutions that weren’t built by us or for us.

The is a good use case for the internet as it was meant to be: interoperable, free to access, based on open standards detailing communication protocols, intent in enhancing the reach of open information. The opposite is the walled garden. There's a report that some, in exiting the other site, are flocking to one such infamous walled garden.

#introduction: I am a cognitive neuroscientist at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. I like structure and beauty and somehow that draws me to #oscillations in the brain, mainly recorded with #electrophysiology.

when I have time, I like to make animations of concepts related to that:

maybe starting on a new platform will allow for more playfulness again, which I enjoyed at lot in the beginning on twitter. 🙂


Hi, I am a Chilean neuroscientist living and Working in Montreal. I am an advocate for Women in science, specially latinas and underrepresented groups. I am pationately against pseudoscience and misinformation. My research is on brain cortical development and memory formation. Happy to meet you here in #Introduction #newtoMastodon #womeinSTEM #neuroscience

I just made a 🧠 💭 @cogneurophys :amaze: b/c I didn't see much to collect neurobio of LnM, cognition, neural circuit mechanisms, etc., which I'd love to see in my timeline w/o matching hashtags.

If it's a good idea, you'd need to :boost_ok: b/c I'm a teeny whisperer here right now!

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