The closer I get to the end of my Phd contract here in Germany, the heavier the workload as a PhD student and, consequently, I did not have any time to think nor write in the past weeks. Apart from the usual work with experiments, these past weeks I had to be an assistant for… Continue reading Which is the hormone of monogamy?
With this post I want to go back to the story of how I ended up doing a PhD in Germany and I would say that we are almost close to the point where I made my choice for the following three years of my life. Few months after I started the Master of Science… Continue reading What is autophagy?
When I started this semi-scientific blog almost a year ago, I promised myself I would have kept the good habit of writing something related to science (either via talking about my “scientific” experiences through my years of study or via presenting scientific topics that caught my attention). Unfortunately, these past weeks have been very rough… Continue reading What happens when we meditate?
As I have already anticipated last week, the differences in the central nervous system (CNS) among vertebrates was a very interesting course, so today I would like to talk about a byword for visual acuity, “hawk-eyed”, and why it is known that birds see better than humans. We use the catchword “hawk-eyed” as an adjective… Continue reading Why do we say “hawk-eyed”?
Even though in my previous post I said I wanted to put aside the sad topic of PhD and anxiety and depression, in this week’s post I will talk about a recent news in the scientific world and I will write about the occupational burn-out. Modified from Getty Images On the 28th of May 2019,… Continue reading What is the occupational burn-out syndrome?
Luckily, during these past days, I have managed to recover a bit from the stressful weeks I experienced at work and from what I can now define depressive symptoms, and I would like to wrap up this topic of PhD and depression/anxiety by talking about anxiety during the PhD. So let’s start by the first… Continue reading And what about PhD and anxiety?
Today I would like to take a break from both the story of how I ended up doing a PhD in Germany and the news from the scientific world, and I would like to talk to you about depression and its link with PhD studies. Even though it is a fact of lab life that… Continue reading Is there a link between PhD and depression?