LordMatt's Brain Imaging Research

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LordMatt's Brain Imaging Research

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You figured out that apes and humans are different?

WOW!

Jk, good to see you're doing something cool :)
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I just had to do this, sorry :P
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Wait, so LordMatt, you're Michael Balter or... :roll: ?
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I think it's pretty obvious he's Kuniyoshi Sakai.
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Liek, zomg, Matt is shrt for Matthews.

I Haz Brain?!
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Foxomaniac wrote:Liek, zomg, Matt is shrt for Matthews.

I Haz Brain?!
oui
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He's Rick James Rilling, bitch!
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Wow, Congratulations LordMatt!!

For those of you not in the know, getting a paper into Science warrants the special champagne - it's one of the top three scientific journals worldwide.

Are you a postdoc?
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Credit: James Rilling and Matthew Glasser
Matthew Glasser
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Congrats on this paper man!!
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Nice!
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Yeah sorry, I was being an idiot. :lol:

Congrats Matt! I guess it must be pretty exciting. 8)
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Congrats, but I have a few questions about the research. It seems good, but it utilizes a relatively small sample pool; are you planning to confirm through the analysis of additional brains, or are you leaving that to the legions of science waiting in the wings to piggy-back on your work? What is the selection process for the brains? Where can I see the complete research report, is it a part of any major article databases?
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lol at the pictures. The fiber pathway pictured there is actually from my brain btw.

Just to clarifiy, the paper was published in Nature Neuroscience, but science magazine did a "news" story on it, which is more tuned to the general scientific reader. I'm not a postdoc. This work I did as an undergraduate, and during the year after. I'll be going to medical school this summer and will eventually get both and MD and a PhD degree.

Neddie you can send me a PM with your e-mail address, and I'll send you a reprint. Regarding sample size, there are a very limited number of chimpanzee brains available anywhere in the world to scan. We happen to have 3 of them, and thus we scanned all of the ones we had available. We are scanning a lot of living chimpanzees now and getting very high quality data from them (something that was not possible when this study was done). The data so far supports the conclusions of the paper.
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The conclusions of the paper is that chimpanzee brains are different from human brains?

I guess science has to start somewhere :P
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Apart from size and this pathway, they are VERY similar.
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Congratulations LordMatt..

One Question - how long did it take from sending the Researchresults to Sience - until actual print ? I once read they usually have 2Months of "Confirmation-Time" where othere Scientists reread your Article, checking your Proof and Footnotes? (They are still recovering from that Southkorean Disaster?)

And how many times are you already quoted in other docworks? I guess that number skyrockets once you are in Science..

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PS: Quite difficult to find testingsituations that Chimps& Humans atleast at the Start approach equal - and that while they are in the MRI-pipe?
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Like I said in several posts, the research was published in Nature Neuroscience, whereas this is a "news" feature about the research in science magazine. Thus, science did not take part in the peer review process. We first submitted the paper in July of 2007, and it was just published this week. Basically what happens is they send your paper out to reviewers, who read it, and invariably what some changes made to it, sometimes they give you good suggestions, sometimes not. Once you have made the changes, you resubmit and the reviewers read the paper again. If they are satisfied, then the paper is accepted for publication. It then has to be typeset and you receive a "proof" that you read through to ensure there are no errors. Then the paper goes on the docket for publication (these days it is made available online as soon as the changes to the proof are made).

I don't quite understand your P.S. question.
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