This is the last week of my Master's in neuroscience. My dissertation is due early next week. What an incredibly learning journey over the past two years! Thank you for following along.
Paradoxically, learning more about the brain made me become aware of how much we don't know about the brain. I feel like I'm swimming in an ocean of unknowns. But, instead of being terrified by the sheer lack of knowledge, I'm excited and grateful for all our future discoveries.
This shift in mindset is reflected in the way I manage my personal book library. I feel increasingly comfortable buying books I may not be able to read for a while. All of these unread books remind me of endless opportunities for learning, and make me humble.
This week, we will talk about the benefits of building an antilibrary and how you can go about it. We'll also talk about the hindsight bias—when we say "I knew it!", but really... We didn't.
Finally, I'm very excited to share a rare interview with Alexandra Elbakyan, the founder of Sci-Hub, who was sued by Elsevier in 2015 for building an illegal open science platform.
Many of you asked for interviews of researchers and creators, and there will definitely be more of these in the future.
Enjoy the read, and hit reply if you have any questions, feedback, or want to say hello!
p.s. my highlight of the week :)