Michal Schwartz giving a fascinating talk on her work.
As this was my first year blogging for the annual meeting, I thought it might be a nice idea to try and cover the full range of meeting activities from posters to symposia. One of the things that is important to experience when you are at the meeting is the people. This is our chance to have interactions that we might not have otherwise. Interactions that are so fruitful, I don't know how anyone could leave this meeting without new ideas. As part of my activities here, I have interviewed some big names in our field and will be posting those likely on my plain ride back to Washington, D.C. Leading people in science that I spoke with were, just that: people. I am always revitalized when I come to these meetings and talk to 'big wigs' because they have always been invariably wonderful. Scientists who obviously are people first, scientists second.
If you are a scientist or not, you cannot help but be inspired when you walk into a building with 30,000+ people all working towards a common goal. And for most of us society members, I would like to think that our common goal is to improve human health and to understand the biggest puzzle in biology: the brain. See you all next year in Washington, D.C. at the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.