Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Website changed

For regular interactions, we have gravitated to using http://www.meetup.com/sfndang/ more than this blog.
We plan to keep the blog as is for the foreseeable future to help have easy access to an online record of our activities.

Monday, June 04, 2012


The Neuroscience Book Discussion Group meetups are on 2nd Sundays of the month and the Computational Neuroscience (CNS) Study Group meetups are on 4th Sundays of the month.

Our July discussion book will be Hurley et al. (2011) Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Jokes-Using-Humor-Reverse-Engineer/dp/026201582X/

2012 Jul:  Hurley (2011) Inside Jokes
2012 Aug:  skipping
2012 Sep:  [not yet selected; probably a book by Linden]
Help us choose the next reading selection by voting in our polls:

http://www.meetup.com/sfndang/polls/

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Two Meetup Groups

In addition to our monthly business meetings on the second Friday of the month, we now host two monthly Meetup groups.  On the second Sunday of each month, we meet at the Cafe Brazil restaurant near U.T. Dallas and Half-Price Books to discuss a popular Neuroscience book.  On the fourth Sunday of each month, we meet at an upstairs room at the Central Market in Dallas to study Computational Neuroscience (CNS):

After joining our Meetup group, please also join our announcements mailing list:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We are discussing the first section of Antonio Damasio's "Decartes Error- Emotion, reason and the human brain" in a book club Friday May 28 7:30pm at the Borders Bookstore on Preston Rd in Plano. For more details:

http://www.meetup.com/sfndang/

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SfN 2010 Travel Award

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees:

The Dallas Area Neuroscience Group (www.sfndang.org) is pleased to participate once again in the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Graduate Student Travel Award Program.

The program provides a travel stipend to the SfN annual meeting to a graduate student nominee selected by our chapter. If you would like to be considered, please e-mail your annual meeting abstract, along with whether you are applying for the Graduate or Postdoctoral award, to lynda.wilmott@gmail.com before 5pm May 16th, 2010.

***This is ONLY to be in the running for the travel award, it is NOT your official SfN Abstract Submission***

For Graduate Travel Award eligibility requirements, please see the SfN website:
http://web.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=TravelAwards_gradtravel

If you are a postdoctoral trainee and you would like to be considered for a Postdoctoral Travel Award, please send us your SfN annual meeting abstract to info@sfndang.org. For further details please see:
http://web.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=TravelAwards_postdoctravel

The names of the author and institution will be stripped off the abstract before submission to an independent judge. The abstract selected by the independent judge will be nominated by our chapter to vie for the award amongst other nominees from other chapters in the nation. In the previous occasions that we nominated a student, our students won the travel award.

If your abstract is selected, we will be contacting you immediately
for these digital documents:
• Completed nomination form
• Copy of the abstract submitted for the annual meeting
• A one-page curriculum vitae from the nominee including the
following information: education, including the date at which nominee
advanced to candidacy for the PhD, honors/awards, publications
(abstracts and manuscripts)
• A one-page letter of recommendation from the advisor

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at lynda.wilmott@gmail.com

If you share an interest in growing in neuroscience by using SfN grant funds to meet eminent scientists, discuss neuroscience books or initiate newer ideas for academic growth, feel free to join our group. Members can vote to guide the group and choose to become an officer too.

Again, ***this is ONLY for the travel award, NOT for SfN Abstract Submission***

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Brain That Changes Itself

In two weeks we are meeting to discuss the first one-third of the book The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge (2007).

For meeting location and time, please subscribe to our Meetup.com group.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Second Nature

At our next meeting on 2009 Nov 13 Fri at 7:30 PM, our discussion will cover the first half of Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique by Michael S. Gazzaniga.

We will cover the second half of "Human" at our December meeting.

For 2010 January, we will cover Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge by Gerald M. Edelman.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Updated Reading Selection Schedule

At our meeting tonight, we decided to stretch out the schedule for the two books we are currently discussing:
  • October: second half of "Soul Made Flesh"
  • November: first half of "Human"
  • December: second half of "Human"

Friday, August 14, 2009

Human

For our September chapter meeting, we are discussing two books -- the second half of one and the first half of another. The first one is a quick entertaining read so we thought we would accelerate a bit and launch into the second as well.

We are discussing the second half of the book Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain -- and How it Changed the World by Carl Zimmer.

We are also discussing the first half (parts I and II, chapters 1 to 5) of Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique by Michael S. Gazzaniga.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Soul Made Flesh

For our August chapter meeting, we are discussing the first half of the book Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain -- and How it Changed the World by Carl Zimmer.

For the following reading selection, we are leaning toward the book Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique by Michael S. Gazzaniga.