Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

Its been a while since I updated the Ye Olde Blogroll, and since I’ve gotten a few email requests for links (good ones, not links to essay writing services) I thought I’d declare open season on links. I’ll be updating this weekend, so if you want me to check out your site, leave it in the comments. I can’t promise I’ll link you but I will take a look. The 10 most interesting new blogs get mentioned in a post of their own!


  1. #1 Laelaps
    July 31, 2007

    I don’t know much neuroscience, but I figured I’d throw my blog in for consideration – Laelaps

  2. #2 Warren
    July 31, 2007

    Mm, not neuroscientific at all, unless you’re interested in pathology. 😉

  3. #3 Anne-Marie
    July 31, 2007

    Mine isn’t neuroscientific either, it’s pretty evolution/vertebrate zoology/conservation centered, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. Thanks for offering to take submissions for consideration!

  4. #4 Shelley Batts
    July 31, 2007

    Doesn’t need to be neuroscientific at all! Just interesting. 🙂

  5. #5 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    July 31, 2007

    Mystery Of Mammalian Ears Solved

    Science Daily � A 30-year scientific debate over how specialized cells in the inner ear amplify sound in mammals appears to have been settled more in favor of bouncing cell bodies rather than vibrating, hair-like cilia, according to investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  6. #6 SMC
    July 31, 2007

    Mostly non-medical microbiology – until I start getting some regular readers (rather than random people searching Google™ for answers to their microbiology homework questions) I’m mostly making it up as I go along.

    If/when I get regular readers, I’ll STILL be making it up as I go along, but at least I’ll have an audience to attempt to cater to as I do it.

  7. #7 DuWayne
    July 31, 2007

    Probably not worth blogrolling but I would love to have you visit. While it really is not a neuroscience blog, my next post is not only about neurochemistry, but stems from and links to your ADHD post. Mostly though, I am trying to stick towards human rights issues.

  8. #8 Minnesotachuck
    July 31, 2007

    Still enjoy your site. Hope you’re still enjoying mine. My son is getting married this coming weekend, so I won’t be posting much the next few days.

  9. #9 Brandon King
    July 31, 2007

    Ooo Ooo! Pick me! Pick me! j/k I’ve got a brain-computer interface blog that I’m still getting the hang of. Thanks!

  10. #10 CP
    July 31, 2007

    I’ll throw my hat into the ring —

    Ouroboros: Research in the biology of aging

  11. #11 Tantalus Prime
    July 31, 2007

    Blog of an incoming neuroscience graduate student; neuroscience posts (with a specific interest in goal-directed behavior) interspersed with other things of interest to me.

    Tantalus Prime

  12. #12 Simon G.
    July 31, 2007

    Henry, the Human Evolution News Relay (blatent self-promotion)


  13. #13 Mark
    July 31, 2007

    Well, since you asked nicely…

    The content of my blog is mainly the result of philosophical musings on psychological topics, though more and more neuroscience will be thrown in now that I’m on the (long) path to a neuroscience degree (starting once I satisfy the Chem pre-requisites. In the meantime I’m studying psych).

  14. #14 KGrandia
    July 31, 2007

    I thought we had swapped links? But I can’t find mine on your blogroll.

    Would you be so kind?


  15. #15 Zachary Tong
    July 31, 2007

    I’d like to throw Distributed Neuron into the pot. Distributed Neuron is my current pet project aimed at computationally evolving a biologically semi-realistic neural network using distributed computing. I use the blog to post updates about the project and commentary I have on neuroscience articles I enjoy.

    It is a relatively young blog but will continue to be updated, more so once I go back to school (I’ll have access to online journals again).

    Thanks for considering 😀

  16. #16 Kurt
    August 1, 2007

    Since you’re updating your blog roll, the link to Neurophilosophy needs updating to its new home. That guy absolutely blows me away with one of his articles at least once a week.

    (As far as my own blog goes, all I can say is, “I am not worthy! I am not worthy! I am not worthy!” Er, or something like that. But please feel free to visit anyway.)

  17. #17 Mo
    August 1, 2007

    I’m already on your blogroll, but you’ll need to change the URL.

  18. #18 Afro Aji
    August 1, 2007

    Hey Shelley, i’m an amateur blogger and i’ve been following your blog for a couple of months now. It was your blog that actually inspired me to start my own science blog (no, i’m not sucking up to you). My blog is called “promiscuous proteins” because i am working with the two of the most promiscuous proteins in the history of science….well, that’s what it feels like 🙂 My blog is supposed to be about progress of my PhD and other things scientific.

  19. #19 Afro Aji
    August 1, 2007

    Was i was supposed to include the URL in the post? Whoops. Here it is


  20. #20 lorax
    August 1, 2007

    This one from a just getting started science blogger. Will start focusing more on microbiology issue and cool biology, but have been stuck writing in response to creationism because that gets the flames burning hotter.

  21. #21 Mo
    August 1, 2007

    Oops…I see that my comment was superfluous! I should have read the one before!

    Kurt – thanks!

  22. #22 Shalini
    August 1, 2007

    Mine’s skepticism and evolution-related:

  23. #23 Noam
    August 3, 2007

    Brain in a Vat is a blog about neuroscience, but it is written for people with some background knowledge. The goal is to explain molecular and cellular discoveries in the context of psychology and behavior. I hope to focus on science as a process rather than science as news blips. To this end, I will be including posts about laboratory life and a soon-to-be-launched Method of the Month feature.

  24. #24 jvarisco
    August 4, 2007

    If you allow [Social] Science blogs I’d recommend

  25. #25 DuWayne
    August 4, 2007

    I’ve got to say that I am having a nice time, checking out some of the blogs off this thread. Totally distracting me from working on things I should be, but big fun just the same.

  26. #26 knobody
    August 5, 2007

    i’d like to suggest my friend, makita’s blog at

  27. #27 Kurt
    August 5, 2007

    Shelley, thought you might enjoy this (non-blog) link for the WPR program To the best of our knowledge. On this week’s show, they had an interview with Norman Doidge about “wobblers” — people who lost their ability to balance due to inner-ear damage. He talked about a woman who was successfully treated using a kind of biofeedback machine which relayed information from a gyroscope to her tongue. Training with the machine evidently helped her develop alternative neural pathways and she was able to regain the ability to balance herself without using the device.

  28. #28 bruceg
    August 5, 2007

    It’s not neuroscience, but I’m a passionate defender of individual liberty and civil rights

  29. #29 JanieBelle
    August 11, 2007

    I’m so tickled you’ve found mine interesting enough to keep around.

    I’ve been a week thinking about exactly how I wanted to express my thank you, and after all that effort, here’s what I got:

    “Thank you.”

    Impressed? I know, the eloquence is overwhelming.



  30. #30 Dirkh
    August 14, 2007

    My blog, “Addiction Inbox,” is a clearing house for information about advances in addiction medicine and the science of substance abuse.

  31. #31 jim campbell
    August 20, 2007

    Like yor site and would like to link with you. Neuro Sciences won’t do well in a Socialized system.

    Thanks, J.C.

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