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2012 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
October 18, 2012

new orleansNew Orleans, LA, hosted thousands of neuroscientists from October 13 to October 17, 2012, for the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting. Research from every field of neuroscience was discussed at the meeting with posters and talks divided into themes:

The meeting started with a special presentation with artist Chuck Close. Mr. Close suffered a spinal cord injury several years ago and although he was expected to be in New Orleans, he was in too much pain to travel. Therefore, the SfN rented satellites so attendees at the meeting (and you) could still see and hear this talented painter. Mr. Close also suffers from face blindness which is fascinating because he paints only faces!

In addition to scientific sessions, the meeting also had presentations about the history and teaching of neuroscience. In fact, I presented a poster that discussed my work with the Science for Monks program. You can see my poster by clicking on the image below.

Although the SfN Annual Meeting can be very tiring, it usually leaves scientists energized with new ideas and questions to study back in their labs.

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