so what’s the point?

I think I realise what blogs are actually good for. Venting teenage emotions & thoughts? Tried that one and got bored (and likely bored everyone else). Cataloguing favourite hobbies and updating on exciting events in your life? Only good for realising that you have too many hobbies and Facebook is a good enough dumpsite for sharing these.

I’ve recently become inspired by some really cool science bloggers and feel like I actually have some less self-centred and more useful stuff to share nowadays.

I’m a first year PhD student in the field of genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders. I have a background in Psychology (BSc) and live in the UK. I had the good fortune to be a research assistant on a fairly big project in child neurodevelopmental psychopathology for a couple of years before jumping into this commitment so in some ways I already feel I know a few things about academia. In many others, I feel absolutely clueless. This blog is going to be about the things I think I understand and trying to understand the things I think I don’t. Hopefully some of those things I learn and discover will be useful to others too. I realise I’m treading in the footsteps of countless other people who are doing something all too similar. This doesn’t bother me too much because Everything is a Remix; everything anyone ever does or says is really just a combination of things they’ve seen and heard some place else, hopefully with a fresh perspective or a unique twist of combining these things with something new.