I arrived and faced a moral quandry of whether to drag my ass out of bed to see stuff. Having decided to have a look, I attended a Workshop on Teaching, a Workshop on Open Access publishing, nearly lost my mind, and a neurogenesis/gliogenesis slide session. Shelley summarizes some interesting work on oxytocin and vassopresin and critiques the lecture by Frank Gehry. Nick and Evil Monkey (here and here) have their sparse summaries here.
As you may have noticed, we were all ridiculously busy having fun, so blogging was a bit sparser than we would have liked. SfN is a lot of fun though, and I learned a lot. Yes, that is right I said learned. Learning was achieved no matter what you might think.
Yet, neuroscience (and neuroscience blogging) continues in our absence, and so here is the rest of the Synapse for this issue.
Hsien Lei from Genetics and Health reports of how a variant in the serotonin transporter gene influences your risk of depression, but only in a family context.