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Don’t be a Hoarder: Only Save What you Need
A common question we receive at Plexon is about processing large data files in Offline Sorter. The details of these...Read More
9 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
Social distancing, self-isolation, and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in fewer face-to-face interactions with others, and there is evidence...Read More
Upset About Teaching in Graduate School
Forced to Teach while in Graduate school? Take advantage of the System Teaching takes away from research, but here are...Read More
Open-Source Fiber Photometry Data Analysis Packages: pMAT vs. GuPPY
Overall conclusion: pMAT is more user friendly, but GuPPY has more options and flexibility Summary Comparison Table One of...Read More
Can I Start a Family and Still Get Tenure?
Being a researcher demands a lot from a person. One neuroscientist revealed in a Nature article how she works countless hours a...Read More
Why are Neuroscientists transitioning from Academia to Industry? Perspectives from Plexon PhDs
There has been a lot of discussions on Twitter and other platforms about graduate students and post-docs transitioning from academia...Read More
Grounding and Referencing for Electrophysiology Recording Systems
It has been said, an informed consumer is the best customer. At Plexon Inc, our goal is for users to...Read More
Optogenetic Stimulation: Choosing the Right Equipment
Are you thinking about adding optogenetics to your lab? There is no shortage of articles discussing light sources and fiber...Read More
Linear Probe Discussion with Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries
Linear Probe Discussion with Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries My question is for beginners, which probe would you recommend for...Read More
Causes of Noise in Electrophysiological Recordings
A poor ground or reference connection will cause large amplitude noise, which will completely drown out the electrophysiological signal....Read More
What is an Isosbestic Control and Why Do You Need it In Fiber Photometry?
Data from fluorescent calcium indicators is always reported as a ratio: ΔF/F. This is the same from dyes like Fura-2...Read More
Top 5 Tips for Grant Writing
Grant writing can be a long and stressful process, so we’ve gathered some grant writing tips to help you get...Read More
4 Ways to Show Appreciation in the Workplace
Thanksgiving in America is coming up this week, a perfect time to start thinking about showing appreciation and thanks to...Read More
What to do with no SfN in 2020?
As we start to get into the winter season, or as I write from Texas, the mildly less hot season,...Read More
Are preprints important?
A preprint is when you make a research article, or part of a research article, available for free either on...Read More
Working efficiently from home – Is it possible to stay productive during COVID?
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. You don’t need to work 80 hours in the...Read More
Conferences Moving Online: How Will This Change the Future?
In late February, the Biogen Leadership Conference was held in Boston. Within two weeks it was determined to be the...Read More
The Lab Notebook
You wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night. You’ve had a strange dream about the...Read More
How to Tackle the Problem of Toxic Labs and Abusive PIs?
Over the course of my studies, I came across a significant amount of people that were working in unhealthy environments...Read More
Yoda’s Wise Words on Fear – Turn Concern into Altruistic Action
I am not someone that watches many hours of TV, but this weekend, COVID-19, rain, and a 1-year-old limited what...Read More
Transitioning from Academia to Industry
There are a lot of reasons why someone might want to get out of academia and start looking to get...Read More