The climate crisis is a defining challenge of the 21st century. If we keep on the same emissions path, we expect a sea rise of 2 meters, hundreds of millions of climate refugees, a mass extinction of over half of animal species, and decreases agricultural productivity that could leave a billion people starving by 2100. … More What can a neuroscientist do about climate change?
I just finished reading an excellent book on meta-analysis, Introduction to Meta Analysis by Borenstein et al. The book starts with the motivating example of streptokinase, a blood clot buster. Early studies showed conflicting evidence of efficacy of the drug in preventing death following a heart attack. These early studies were small, and the main outcome was often not significantly … More An introduction to meta-analysis
We built a haptic glove to help people with equilibrium problems — but we couldn’t feel the vibration in the glove. So we did what any good data scientists would do: we A/B tested it until it worked. … More Psychophysics for haptics
People with vestibular problems have trouble standing up without falling. Could a haptic device give them a sense of equilibrium? … More Building the haptic glove
When people get bilateral vestibular damage, they suffer crippling vertigo. Sensory substitution is a remarkably effective treatment. … More The curious case of wobblers