Science communication


ESRs benefited from training in science communication, by Chiara Saviane and Donato Ramani, experts from PACE associated partner the International School for Advanced Studies – SISSA during PACE second Network Meeting in February 2017 in Barcelona.

 

Take a look at their articles below !

 

“Robot awakening”: Do we need to be vigilant? by Qinqi Xu

Image credit : IIT   With the continuous evolution of technology, robots have been comprehensively developed and have increasingly entered our lives. A companion robot is one capable of providing useful assistance in a socially acceptable manner as “family member” or “work partner”. Fancy scenarios used to be described in science fictions now has become […]

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Virtual reality: more than just a game by Adam Booth

“The GRAIL: gait lab of the future. Immersive and interactive virtual reality environments with real-time analysis of walking may be the next step forward in rehabilitation”. Credits: Motekforce Link   We may be within reach of a revolution in rehabilitation. It can be considered the culmination of advances in computing, engineering and medicine. It is […]

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Bursting neuroscientific intellectual apartheid by Valentina Vencato

Image credit : Pixabay In few decades, cutting-edge technologies and methodologies have been speeding up advances in all neuroscientific disciplines. This amount of data exponentially increased, leading to new important evidences. Albeit, on one side, this stockpile of data embodies the pillars of science progress, on the other side, it conceals an underrated downside. As […]

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Overcoming paralysis with the use of computers by Alessia Cacace

Image credit : Pixabay   Getting up every morning, walking downstairs to grab the first cup of coffee of the day, getting ready, dressed and drive to work are mainly a routine for most of us. It might seem so easy, we do it every day, we constantly interact with objects in our surroundings and […]

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Can the imagination help stroke survivors move? by Lisa Knelange

Image credit : Freerange Anyone that has seen the Netflix-show Black Mirror, might have become increasingly excited (and likely uncomfortable) with the possibilities of modern-day technology. The show depicts various sce-narios in a futuristic, technology driven world, showing us the effects that technology can have on our lives. The tv-show is presented as a science-fiction […]

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Integrating in a scientific training network by Amirhossein Jahani

Image credit : Pixabay   A strong scientific background is important but not enough for a scientific career as a young PhD student. Other very important skills can deeply change the situation and make the integration in a scientific training network much easier. These include the ability to communicate with others, to work in a […]

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Aberrant salience processing in Schizophrenia by Berk Mirza

Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric condition which affects 1% of the population. People with schizophrenia suffer from conditions such as delusions, hallucinations and thought disorders. There have been many hypotheses to what may be causing schizophrenia. One prominent hypothesis is that the (a group of neurons that contain the dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain), which […]

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Research Ethics for Health Science Involving Human Experiments by Abhijith Yenikekaluva

During the early 1950s, the United States Atomic Energy Commission, over a period of 15 years, conducted radiation experiments on around 200 healthy subjects, who included pregnant women and school children. The participants of the study did not know anything about the experiments and their consequences, and had not been given to sign any informed […]

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We’ve got to get moving: but when and for how long? by Ljubica Jovanovic

Image credit : Morguefile People walk, reach and point effortlessly, without having to consciously plan movements. However, if you ever tried to learn a dancing move, play an instrument or park a car, you would know to what extent our limbs can betray us. Problems can arise either in motor planning or while performing a […]

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Working with different communities: What to expect and how to prevent difficulties by Alix de Dieuleveult

Image credit : Pixabay   Research in science has always been divided into clearly separated disciplines, for example mathematics, physics or biology. However, during the last decades the emergence of several new multidisciplinary topics of research overlapping between these main research disciplines has occurred. This increasing amount of multidisciplinary research has led to the collaboration […]

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Leveraging machine learning alternatively by Yeshasvi Tirupachuri

Image credit : Clipartfest Author Pamela Mccorduck writes that the quest for Artificial Intelligence(AI) began with an ancient wish to forge the gods. Of late, the frenzy of rogue AI (robot) systems stealing jobs or worse, posing a threat to humanity piqued. This rise in attention can be mainly attributed to the recent advances in […]

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CV of failures by Desiderio Cano Porras

Image credit : Pexels In November 2010, Dr Melanie Stefan, now a lecturer at the Edinburgh Medical School, published in Nature an article about a curriculum vitae (CV) of failures [1]. Following a failed fellowship application, Dr Stefan wrote this column inviting researchers to keep an alternative and visible CV with the records of rejected […]

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Brain Machine Interfaces – where do free will end and technology begin? by Jana Maresch

BCI technologies have been advancing at a fast rate in recent years, allowing paralyzed patients to move and locked-in patients to communicate again. This technology is based on reading out electric signals from the user’s scalp, amplifying and filtering them, and then translating them into movement or words. Thus, for many patients BCIs don’t only […]

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Significantly Unexpected: How to Deal with Data That You Did Not Anticipate by Jacob Nelson

Image credit : Jacob Nelson Some people may still believe that researchers shout “Eureka!” when they reach a breakthrough. In reality, most of us probably say something quite different: “That’s weird.” For all our knowledge and the resources available to us, we sometimes find ourselves profoundly stumped as to how to interpret our own data. […]

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. A Therapeutic Tool for Depression by James Mathew

Image credit : pixabay Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy has become more popular recently as an alternative treatment to common psychic disorders like depression and anxiety, when other methods like antidepressant medication or psychotherapy fail to give a side-effect-free rapid response. The main idea of TMS is to activate the brain directly, by inducing local […]

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