Advice for a Young Investigator

Advice for a Young Investigator

This recently rediscovered classic, first published in 1897, is an anecdotal guide for the perplexed new scientific investigator as well as a refreshing resource for the old pro.

Author: Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262681501

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

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This recently rediscovered classic, first published in 1897, is an anecdotal guide for the perplexed new scientific investigator as well as a refreshing resource for the old pro.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

What Newcomers to Biological Research Should Know

What Newcomers to Biological Research Should Know

Santiago Ramón y Cajal is a towering figure in the history of science.

Author: Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262317979

Category: Science

Page: 21

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Santiago Ramón y Cajal is a towering figure in the history of science. Hailed today as the father of modern anatomy and neurobiology, he was largely responsible for the modern conception of the brain. Advice for a Young Investigator, first published in 1897, offers a witty and anecdotal guide for scientists that can be enjoyed by both novice and veteran researchers. In this BIT, Ramón y Cajal considers what it takes to be a successful scientific investigator.
Categories: Science

Career Management for Chemists

Career Management for Chemists

Yale University Press, ISBN 0-3oo-o8141-3 Medawar P.B. (1981) Advice to a
Young Scientist. The Sloan Science Series, Basic Books, ISBN 0-465-ooog2-4
Ramon S. (1999) Advice for a Young Investigator. MIT Press, ISBN 0-26218191-6
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Author: John Fetzer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662062166

Category: Science

Page: 266

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John Fetzer’s "Career Management for Chemists" provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: Resumés and CVs, Staying Driven & Current, Personal Skills & Traits Networking, Teamwork & Leadership, Speaking & Listening Writing Research Papers, Mentoring, Behavior & Rewards The practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today’s changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation. Provides real, common-sense, and proven means to enrich and make more rewarding a technical career. Pre-publication comments from colleagues - "Not only the student who is taking his first steps in the scientific world would profit abundantly by mining this book for views and ideas on the different sides of his chosen career. Also the seasoned scientist will be stimulated to scrutinize his own habits and pick up new thoughts, thereby becoming a more skilled instructor of his younger colleagues." J. Andersson, University of Münster, Germany "As one of the international collaborators of Dr. John Fetzer, I want to warmly congratulate him. His efforts nicely summarize very important topics for all who work in scientific activities. But, at the same time, Career Management for Chemists also provides some real insights for many people who are not working in science. This is a nice guidebook on how to enrich our lives and help us to become more successful!! K. Jinno, Toyohashi University of Technology
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Prize Fight

Prize Fight

S. Ramón y Cajal, Advice for a Young Investigator (Cambridge, MA: The MIT
Press, 1999). P. B. Medawar, Advice to a Young Scientist (New York: Basic
Books, 1979). P. Medawar, Pluto's Republic (Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press,
1982), ...

Author: Morton Meyers, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137000569

Category: Science

Page: 272

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We often think of scientists as dispassionate and detached, nobly laboring without any expectation of reward. But scientific research is much more complicated and messy than this ideal, and scientists can be torn by jealousy, impelled by a need for recognition, and subject to human vulnerability and fallibility. In Prize Fight , Emeritus Chair at SUNY School of Medicine Morton Meyers pulls back the curtain to reveal the dark side of scientific discovery. From allegations of stolen authorship to fabricated results and elaborate hoaxes, he shows us how too often brilliant minds are reduced to petty jealousies and promising careers cut short by disputes over authorship or fudged data. Prize Fight is a dramatic look at some of the most notable discoveries in science in recent years, from the discovery of insulin, which led to decades of infighting and even violence, to why the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine exposed how often scientific objectivity is imperiled.
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Advice for the Novice Investigator

Advice for the Novice Investigator

This book is intended to help young and novice scientists by providing them with advice on how to overcome adversities.

Author: Nick Stergiou

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351859820

Category: Medical

Page: 221

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This book is intended to help young and novice scientists by providing them with advice on how to overcome adversities. This advice comes in the form of numerous examples from the author’s career but also from the careers of many other scientists. It follows the thinking process of Ramon Y Cajal and his famous book, "Advice for a Young Investigator." It covers a variety of topics and areas that are fundamental in becoming a successful scientist. It presents chapters on all essential areas of the scientific life that appeal to a wide range of audiences, from the senior undergraduate student to the university administrator to the chief scientist in the industry. Some figures in the eBook are in color. Features Contains practical advice and many hints on a variety of topics; from how to write a grant to how to effectively manage your time Displays many examples of success and failure from other scientists that can teach valuable lessons Provides many personal stories and anecdotes in a form of sincere confessions Includes PowerPoint Presentation slides for each chapter for any academicians that want to develop such a class in their institutions
Categories: Medical

Memory from A to Z

Memory from A to Z

Advice for a young investigator . MIT Press , Cambridge , MA . Calkins , M . W . (
1921 ) . The truly psychological behaviorism . Psychological Review , 28 , 1 - 18 .
Camhi , J . M . ( 1984 ) . Neuroethology . Sinauer , Sunderland , MA . Cannon , W
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Author: The Sara and Michael Sela Professor of Neurobiology Yadin Dudai

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015053776772

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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"Memory from A to Z provides a unique, highly valuable introduction to the field of memory for students and researchers approaching the subject for the first time, while at the same time serving and stimulating the more experienced."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Social Science

Instructors Manual to Accompany Psychology

Instructors Manual to Accompany Psychology

Advice for a young investigator . Cambridge , MA : MIT Press . Truman , C . ,
Mertens , D , & Humphries , B . ( 1999 ) . Research and inequality . New York :
UCL Press . Sources of Biographical Information Epstein , J . J . ( 1977 ) . Francis
Bacon ...

Author: Sdorow

Publisher:

ISBN: 0072357959

Category:

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The Social Cognitive Neuroscience of Organizations

The Social Cognitive Neuroscience of Organizations

Monitor on Psychology 33: 1-8. LIEBERMAN, M.D. In press. op cit. LIEBERMAN,
M.D. In press. op cit. LIEBERMAN, M.D. In press. op cit. CAJAL, S.R.Y. 1999.
Advice For a Young Investigator. The MIT Press. Cambridge, MA. LIEBERMAN,
M.D. ...

Author: Carl Senior

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131809985

Category: Medical

Page: 211

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Social cognitive neuroscience is an emerging branch of cognitive neuroscience that bridges together social psychology and neuroscience. At its core is an understanding of the relationship between the brain and social interaction. The social cognitive neuroscientist places empirical endeavor within a three-stage framework, and questions falling under the SCN rubric undergo interrogation at each of these three levels. Firstly, we seek to understand a neuroscience of social interactions at the social level. Here we need to understand the motivational and other social factors that drive our behavior and experience in the real world. It goes without saying that any study of the cognitive neuroscience of socially interactive behavior must first be informed by social psychological theory to maintain ecological validity. Second, the social cognitive neuroscientist must be an adroit cognitive psychologist and be able to examine interactive behavior from the cognitive level. It is here that information-processing models and theories are applied to the understanding of our social behavior. Finally, studies at the neural level seek to inform us about the cortical structures, as well as the way they interact with other, in the mediation of the previous cognitive level. This volume brings together contributions from leading thinkers in both the social cognitive neurosciences and business to provide a comprehensive introduction and overview of a social cognitive neuroscience of the business brain. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member
Categories: Medical

Scientific Pioneers

Scientific Pioneers

New Brunswick , NJ : Rutgers University Press . Quinn , Susan . 1995 . Marie
Curie : A Life . Cambridge , MA : Perseus Books . Ramon y Cajal , Santiago .
1999 . Advice for a Young Investigator . Cambridge , MA : MIT Press . Rayner -
Canham ...

Author: Joyce Tang

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015067669120

Category: Science

Page: 175

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"Joyce Tang analyzes the life and career histories of ten extraordinary female scientists--Marie Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie, Margaret Mead, Barbara McClintock, Maria Goeppert-Meyer, Rachel Carson, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Dorothy Hodgkin, Rosalyn Yalow, and Fay Ajzenberg-Selove. The author explores the personal, political, cultural, and economic factors that led to the success of these women. [She] proposes that for a woman to be successful in science not only requires perseverance and talent, but also structural opportunities, institutional support, and conscious decision making"--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Science

Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences

Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences

Oxford Univ . Press , New York , 1991 ) . Ramón y Cajal , S . ( 1989 ) .
Recollections of My Life ( E . H . Craigie , Trans . ) . MIT Press , Cambridge , MA .
Ramón y Cajal , S . ( 1999 ) . Advice for a Young Investigator ( L . W . Swanson ,
Trans . ) .

Author: Michael Jeffrey Aminoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 0122268741

Category: Electronic books

Page: 4

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Explores all ares of neurological sciences with over 1,000 entries on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and the related neuroscience.
Categories: Electronic books

Defending Science within Reason

Defending Science  within Reason

Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1972 . 9th ed . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1995
. - " The Problem of Demarcation . ” In A Pocket Popper , edited ... Advice for a
Young Investigator . 1923 . Translated by Neely Swanson and Larry W . Swanson
.

Author: Susan Haack

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060042549

Category: Science

Page: 411

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Hot Thought

Hot Thought

Advice for a Young Investigator . N . S . Swanson and L . W . Swanson , trans .
Cambridge , Mass . : MIT Press . Read , S . J . , E . J . Vanman , and L . C . Miller (
1997 ) . Connectionist , parallel constraint satisfaction , and Gestalt principles ...

Author: Cameron Shelley

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: UOM:39015064760575

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

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A description of mental mechanisms that explain how emotions influence thought, from everyday decision making to scientific discovery and religious belief, and an analysis of when emotion can contribute to good reasoning.
Categories: Psychology

A History of Modern Psychology

A History of Modern Psychology

Advice for a young investigator . ( Trans . N . SWANSON & L . W . SWANSON ) .
Cambridge , MA : MIT Press . A translation of a brief book by Ramón y Cajal that ,
in the guise of offering advice for budding scientists , reveals the author ' s depth
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Author: C. James Goodwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015082710610

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

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With the Third Edition of Goodwin's A History of Modern Psychology, students will learn about the fascinating men and women who helped create and shape the field of psychology. They will also develop a deeper understanding of the many interconnections that exist among the different areas of psychology. Goodwin's book not only provides accounts of the lives and contributions of psychology's pioneers set into historical context; it also contains original writings by these psychologists, interwoven with informative comments from the author. The text is written in a conversational and engaging style with discrete attention to recent scholarship in the history of psychology, especially that of the past 150 years.
Categories: Psychology

So You Want to be a Scientist

So You Want to be a Scientist

" This book looks at the "job" of science.

Author: Philip A. Schwartzkroin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199715424

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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What does it take to be a scientist? Equally important, what does it take to be happy as a scientist? Drawing on thirty years of experience, Philip Schwartzkroin offers the budding scientist an invaluable glimpse into the day-to-day life of the researcher, filling a huge hole in the education of most would-be scientists--whether undergraduates or high school seniors. As Schwartzkroin points out, many of the most important things researchers learn as they hone their craft are not written down anywhere. And many of these insights come as a surprise to the naïve and well-meaning student who somehow believes that "doing research" is an occupation that is substantially different from doing a job in "the real world." This book looks at the "job" of science. Starting with suggestions about how to decide whether you'd want to pursue such a career (and if so, how to get started), the book works through some of the obvious topics relevant to a research profession--how to write a paper, give a talk, construct a grant proposal. It also examines less obvious topics that are generally incorporated into a research education only by trial and error--"thinking" like a scientist, negotiating scientific politics, dealing with research ethics, and understanding social interactions. And the book includes many "real-life situations" that may confront the young scientist, along with the author's advice on how to solve these problems. Based on the author's long career in the laboratory and his rich experience mentoring trainees, So You Want to be a Scientist provides information and insights that will help the young scientist make better decisions and choices. It will also be useful to teachers, counselors, and parents for its realistic look at the demands and requirements for success in a research career.
Categories: Medical

The American Journal of Psychiatry

The American Journal of Psychiatry

Advice for a Young Investigator , by Santiago Ramón y Cajal ; translated by
Neely Swanson and Larry W . Swanson . Cambridge , Mass . , MIT Press , 1999 ,
176 pp . , $ 22 . 50 . The Paradox of Sleep : The Story of Dreaming , by Michel
Jouvet ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015081537170

Category: Psychiatry

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Categories: Psychiatry

American Scientist

American Scientist

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Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences

Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences

22 paper now in paperback Advice for a Young Investigator Santiago Ramón y
Cajal , translated by Neely Swanson and Larry W. Swanson This ... 20 paper To
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Category: Biology

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Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca

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Advice for a Young Investigator Santiago Ramón y Cajal An anecdotal guide for
the young research scientist by the father of modern anatomy and neurobiology .

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ISBN: UOM:39015061295955

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Learning Memory

Learning   Memory

In addition to the neurohistological work outlined herein , he wrote widely
appreciated books on color photography , advice to young investigators , and
well - known Spanish aphorisms . Ramón y ... New York : Oxford University Press
. Ramón ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: MacMillan Psychology Reference

ISBN: UOM:39015056240834

Category: Psychology

Page: 716

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Contains alphabetically arranged articles that provide information on key topics in learning and memory, written by experts in the field, and includes biographical sketches of notable individuals, now deceased, who have contributed to the understanding of learning and memory.
Categories: Psychology

Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory

Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory

This research was summarized in the monumental three-volume work Textura
del sistema nervioso del bombrey de los vertebrados, ... above, he wrote widely
appreciated books on color photography, advice to young investigators, and well-
known Spanish aphorisms. ... MIT Press. ( 1990). New ideas on the structure of
the nervous system in man and vertebrates, N. Swanson and L W. Swanson,
trans.

Author: Larry R. Squire

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: UOM:49015002843291

Category: Psychology

Page: 678

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Comprehensive guide to the psychology and biology of learning and memory.
Categories: Psychology