Community Newsletter: Python Primer, Effects of Epidemic Friendship, The Power of the Human Brain | Domain

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Autumn is just around the corner here in New York, and the school year begins again. This week, several tweets and threads about school and learning grabbed attention on our Twitter feeds.

“Are you an aspiring neuroscientist or a practitioner that wants to Learn Python Free?” Patrick Blonayez, a graduate student in computational neuroscience at Boston University in Massachusetts, asked the question there for any lifelong learner willing to acquire a new skill using the programming language, and the response was great. Bloniasz explained that Mark Kramer, also from Boston University, has created a program that is freely available virtual book about the topic.

In a thread detailing the various learning units, or notebooks, in the book (15 in total), Bloniasz also offered a “formation of learning group With the people on Zoom to get around these notebooks! “

This looks great! You may have to retool my companies. Road class in Tweet embed About this,” he replied Reply Benprofessor of psychology at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

“This is the great resourceA nice, app-oriented way to learn some python! Jake Ahearn, a graduate student in neurodynamics at the University of Bristol in the UK tweeted.

Hey Maria Singha graduate student at Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Lower Saxony, Germany, tweeted that she was “beginning to learn brain anatomy Just today, wow, that’s a sign.”

“I dream of moving to him Computational Neuroscience, but my university did not offer lessons like this! ” chirp Amina Molecular biologist from Croatia.

Bloniasz replied, “You will be great! 😀 Let me know if I can help in any way. I really enjoyed reading your blog by the way! Which Amina said she made her day.

We turn our attention to younger learners, Laura Foxa graduate student at York University in the UK, shared her paper Posted in Autism Exploring the impact of COVID-19 and the transition to school on Friendship of children with autism. “

Work’ highlights Diversity of needs among children with autism and advocate a personalized approach to support transition…” Fox explained on the topic.

Anais Stinsona lecturer in Student Engagement at York University, called the study “important new paperQuote tweet.

“New paper led gorgeous Tweet embed About how to find school transition Autistic children during COVIDand how the experience relates to friendship development and retention,” the study co-author replied, Catherine AspreyD., director of the GenOmics And Life Stories Group at York University.

Speaking of learning, have you ever wondered what is behind the cognitive capabilities of modern humans? new study in Sciences It is suggested that “a single amino acid change helps explain Cognitive power Comparison with Neanderthals” Eric Topoldirector of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California.

In the study, researchers compared the genomic sequences from modern humans with those from Neanderthals and found that the “amino acid substitution encoded in the TKTL1 gene” played a role in shaping the modern human brain.

However, some researchers were skeptical. “It’s cool but we’re really supposed to think that TKTL1 is an engine human cognitive ability? ” Wrote jonathan slumberprofessor of psychiatry and cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego, in a quoted tweet.

Carol Estrada of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, also had doubts, tweeting, “I bet my colleagues are working on Genetics of cognitive ability He would have to say about this.”

Awesome if that’s true. More work is needed to assess the mutation.” Jason Lucasell from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

what do you think? Let us know in the comments.

That’s it in this week’s community newsletter! If you have any suggestions for interesting social posts you’ve seen in the field of autism research, feel free to send an email to [email protected].

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