Here’s a depressing new paper that surveys reporting practices in The Journal of Neurophysiology after it instituted new reporting guidelines for authors ​(Héroux et al., 2023)​. Why depressing? Because the updated guidelines seem to have done little to improve reporting, …

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Here’s more evidence that estimation is catching on in neuroscience, a beautiful paper in from Silveira et al. (2023) in The Journal of Neuroscience. The paper characterizes local functional circuitry in the inferior colliculus (IC), a key processing station for …

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If you want to wrap up your winter semester with an invigorating online conference on teaching research excellence, you’re in luck, as the APA’s Teaching Research Excellence conference will be held via Zoom on December 14th, 2023 from 9:00 am …

Free Online APA Conference on Teaching Research Excellence in Psychology, December 14th 2023 9:00am to 2:30pm EST Read more »

In 2017, I (Bob) attended a National Academies of Science conference on reproducibility in science. Among many memorable events, I saw a talk by David Allison about his efforts to correct simple statistical mistakes in the published literature. He would …

The joke of self-correcting science: The Andero lab and Nature Communications Read more »