I'm a cognitive neuroscientist working in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in Saint Louis. I study the neuroscience of speech comprehension, aging, and hearing impairment. For more on my research, please see my lab webpage.
Our time and attention are limited resources. Rather than distribute them willy-nilly, it is better to intentionally focus on projects that give us joy, about which other people are excited, and that we are best qualified to do. And that are important and awesome.
I've put together a decision tree to help lab members make wise decisions. These include learning how to find information themselves and updating the lab wiki.
Knowing your audience is critically important when communicating but often overlooked when preparing papers, talks, and grants. Here I offer general advice and specific examples of how we can better communicate by understanding who is on the receiving end. In short, meet your audience where they are and teach them something they care about.
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