I'm female. I'm a student. I'm in science. I want a professional career. I think I also want a baby or two in a decade, when I'm in my mid-thirties.But, the question then looms: will I be professionally derailed by motherhood, like everyone says? I'm thinking right now, the answer is yes, but not because … Continue reading Are babies career-killers for women? for men?
I found this blog, and thought it was very enlightening. And I have to agree with the list in many respects.I myself have trained/am training as a neuroscientist, but I have found myself recently gravitating towards the idea of picking up software engineering. I think it would enhance my research (the whole cognitive/behavioral applied to … Continue reading Neuroscientist to Software Engineer
So, I'm a planner. I love making schedules, planning out the next year of studies, finances, etc. I love doing that. So much. In fact, I look forward to creating spreadsheets on Excel and planning ahead.And so I've been thinking: why is that? What's it about planning that I like so much? I think it gives me … Continue reading Planning and the Comfort of Control
We all know that neurons are the building blocks of the brain. They are the main cells that do a lot of the brain’s work, besides the glial cells. (More on glial cells with a later post, though). Now, what is it that makes neurons so special? Neurons are really good quickly and precisely. But what … Continue reading What makes neurons so special?
So I've recently had to re-evaluate the whole, should I get my PhD after all, or should I settle for a Masters? I have in the past wanted a PhD for the social prestige, the social power, etc, that I thought it would afford me. And sure, there is an element of respect and credibility … Continue reading Masters vs Phd
So what is it that we're all after? Happiness, I'm willing to bet that's what most, if not all, people will say. There may be other variants to the answer, maybe, say self-actualization, peace, love, etc. but in the end, they're all related to what? To happiness.So what is happiness? Neurochemically, isn't it squirts of … Continue reading Are we really only after squirts of dopamine
I haven't written on this blog page for a long time, but I've been penning in my thought journal these past few months. I've always suffered, or if not always, since I was a teenager, from these emotional lows. I wouldn't call it a depression, but it's this sort of restlessness, and this ennui, or … Continue reading Living for the Future instead of the Present