Greetings from Neuroscience 2015

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Research Square at SfN 2015

PLoSBiol4.e126.Fig6fNeuron by Wei-Chung Allen Lee, et al. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 (via Wikimedia Commons).

This year, Research Square is attending one of the world’s largest scientific conventions: Neuroscience 2015, organized by the Society for Neuroscience. So far, it’s been a wonderful opportunity to meet with researchers and hear more about how they are working to advance our understanding of the brain, human behavior, and molecular and cellular events within the human body, among many research focuses represented here in Chicago.

At the conference, we are also sharing more about how our solutions can help researchers share their work. We’ve had lots of good discussions around our manuscript preparation services from American Journal Experts and independent peer review through Rubriq. We’re also quite excited to present and get feedback on our new Video Abstracts, playing all day at our booth. In our trial with Nature Publishing Group, we created several videos for Nature Neuroscience, which can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

We’ve also had the pleasure of enjoying much of the scientific program, including a great discussion on science blogging and some of the latest in the field of neuroscience. On Sunday, Thomas Südhof (2013 Nobel laureate for his work on vesicle trafficking) spoke about how alternative splicing of neurexins and neuroligins, important cell adhesion molecules, contributes to neuropsychiatric disorders. Yesterday, Charles Zuker described the neural circuitry that helps the tongue taste. These circuits go far beyond the taste receptors to include activation of different parts of the amygdala based on different flavors. There are several more lectures and sessions to come before the end of the conference.

If you’re at Neuroscience 2015, please visit booth 264 and say hi. We’re raffling off a Video Abstract, as well — it’s free to enter, so stop by anytime today or tomorrow. We’d love to hear about what you’re up to and how we can help you communicate your research results!

 

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