The great and consuming thing about the Society for Neuroscience meeting is that even veterans can be noobs.
year, I approached SfN as somewhat of an expert in my niche of the
Parkinson's field, seeking out renowned folks whose work had inspired my
own and carrying meaningful scientific conversations with poster and
talk presenters as if it were casual chatter.
year, I find myself engaging in so many unfamiliar arenas that I have
retired a whole 2 hours early to the comfort of my snazzy hotel room to
put my feet up and compile/further research the whirlwind of fascinating
information gleaned today.
Today was poster intensive, to put it lightly, so tomorrow will include some symposia. Just to mix it up.
Second lesson learned: Neurotypical? is as fantastic IRL as in the blogosphere.