Twitter | Search | |
Kevin Mitchell
I am a neurogeneticist interested in the genetics of brain wiring and its contribution to variation in human faculties. Author of INNATE (2018).
77,667
Tweets
2,398
Following
22,526
Followers
Tweets
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Jeremy Yoder 🌿📈🏳️‍🌈🖖🏻 21m
I try not to get on the Open Access high horse too much but I’m currently in a groupchat of three folks, all of whom have pretty extensive library access, talking about a paper that none of us can get to because it’s in a Very Special Journal
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Ian Dunt 1h
There's a chance to stop Brexit. It's right now. It requires one thing: for people to vote tactically to prevent a Tory victory. If that doesn't happen, Brexit will. It's as simple as that.
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Fred Cummins 1h
Dublin salon on Neuroscience, Free Will and other vexed topics. Me, Ian Robertson (TCD) and Jan Mcvarish () on Wednesday in CCT in Dublin City Centre. Debate will be lively. Come along!
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
James Lawless 5h
Government talks a good game on science but the reality doesn’t meet the rhetoric on research funding. This is a real issue for our competitiveness, our knowledge economy and an existential threat to our frontline research communities.
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell 52m
But is the government actually going to?
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Kevin Mitchell 11h
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Cathy Barry 1h
Replying to @WiringTheBrain
It's the major hurdle for beginners programming imo. Hard to believe just how stupid computers are 😅
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell 1h
Replying to @WiringTheBrain
Actually, also a great illustration of how much interpretive work human listeners do in normal conversation and how much background knowledge and common sense is applied
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell 1h
This is brilliant! If you want to explain what an algorithm is to kids (or older students)... (and illustrate why computers are stupidly literal)
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell 3h
Support urged for Irish scientists to counter ‘brain drain’ via
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Patricia Churchland 3h
Excellent and insightful take on philosophy in the 20th C: Pragmatism is one of the most successful idioms in philosophy – via
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Denis Jabaudon Nov 17
Animals used in scientific research in 1 year = animals eaten by humans in 1 day = animals killed by cats in 2 w.e. Scientists use animals with care and parsimony, and only when no alternative is available. We still cannot move forward without them, there is too much at stake.
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Kay Tye 3h
Estimated lifetime prevalence of mental illnesses (according to CDC) is 50% of the population. To develop new/better treatments, we need to understand the brain. To understand how the brain works... ...we need to study brains. Brains come from animals.... You do the math.
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Philip Ball 3h
By using her eminence to say something important that it would probably be too risking for a less distinguished scientist to say, continues to be a role model.
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Russell Vance 4h
This is an amazing scandal. Worth reading this blog post through to the end. The scientist in question just published two papers in Science, including one on innate sensing of DNA related to my expertise. I found it hard to believe when I read it. Now I have a lot more questions.
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Prof Hugo Spiers 3h
Nice coverage of and 's recent preprint on 3D space coding in the rat hippocampus
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore 5h
Important paper by Scientists: What do you do to promote slow science? I keep my research group small-ish (10 core people max) and we aim to publish three high quality papers each year. Sometimes we publish more but we don’t aim for quantity.
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
The Irish Times 6h
Support urged for Irish scientists to counter ‘brain drain’
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell 6h
Replying to @EpgntxEinstein
This is such a tricky issue and only going to get trickier. Any person's genetic info necessarily has info (even if only probabilistic) about their relatives - is there a duty to communicate it?
Reply Retweet Like
Kevin Mitchell retweeted
John Greally 7h
We are going to see more such cases in the era of widespread genetic testing. Very difficult, no simple answers, tragic outcomes possible. BBC News - Huntington's disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS
Reply Retweet Like