A brainy wander through neuroscience: Thanks and farewell to Lauren Sakowski

A couple of weeks (21st September) back (sorry for the delay!) the fantastic Lauren Sakowski deftly piloted the @RealScientists twitter account through everything Neuroscience. You can catch up on her background in Lauren’s intro post.

Lauren showed us a week of working with cell cultures, mouse models, axons and a very cute dog.

You can see all of Lauren’s tweets at this archived link and you can also see a nice collage of all the photos Lauren posted here (warning includes some very nerdy memes). You can also see more of Lauren’s adventures in science by following here @LaSaks87.

Finally you can read a little more about Lauren’s experiences below in our handy Real Scientists post-curation questionnaire.

How did you find your week as a curator?

It was a really great experience and kept me on my toes.

It can be a shock talking to 12,000. Did you find the sudden rush of interactions (good and bad) daunting?

It was a little daunting with the number of questions being asked at a time, but everyone was patient and I was able to work through them.

Do you have any tips or advice for future RS curators?

Come in with a general plan, but be flexible with it in case an interesting discussion comes up

If people enjoyed your tweeting who else should the go follow?

@neuroecology – Social neuroscience, decision-making, machine learning, ecology, economics.

@superkash – Scientist at UNC with a tiny farm like operation in orange county

@wiringthebrain – A neurogeneticist interested in the genetics of brain wiring and its contribution to variation in human faculties.

@neurochallenged – Neuroscientist, blogger, and brain enthusiast

What TV show do you think everyone should go watch right now?

New Girl

Thank you Lauren from the entire RS team for a wonderful week at the helm!

Matthew (@MCeeP)

Matthew is a research fellow at Cranfield University that while trained as a biochemist has accidentally ended up working with optical sensor systems. In addition to helping out @RealScientists he also runs a blog called Errant Science and writes a monthly column for Laboratory News .

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