Nooooo! Not Paris Hilton!

The latest edition of Encephalon, the carnival of neuroscience, is using Paris Hilton as a theme, I think because the contrast is so great. It still hurts to read it.

I did find Jennifer Ouellette’s pocket biography of Ramon y Cajal an excellent corrective, at least — balance the photos of a 21st century airhead with the tale of a 19th century genius of neuroanatomy.