#PLOS #SfN15 preview: taking an early start with the satellite meetings

As Chicago is readying itself for the arrival of some thirty thousand neuroscientists between October 17 and 21 for Neuroscience 2015 (#SfN15), the largest meeting in the field, a few hardy souls, including myself, are planning on taking an early start: dozens of satellite meetings are happening all over town on the couple of days immediately before the main event. These more specialized and more intimate meetings are a great way to get the scientific conversation started with experts about your favorite topic, be it acetylcholine receptors, rat whiskers, or comparative cognition. Two years ago, in San Diego, I got a little bit carried away and attended two overlapping satellite events. That almost used up all my energy, leaving me exhausted just as the meeting itself was starting. This year,…


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