Have you ever had that experience where you are fixated on something, but somewhat paralyzed in how to get it? This is how I am feeling about a PhD.
Spring/summer in the northern hemisphere means longer days and more activities. While I am getting out and experiencing some of the wonders Florence has to offer, I am also finding quite a bit of wonder in graduate school. We are ramping up for the big final project, and being with such a diverse group is definitely stimulatingContinue Reading Updates and Travels…
Professor Stefano Mancuso often starts his talks with a slide and asks, “What do you see?” The slide is simple: a meadow surrounded by trees. The response? Almost always, “nothing”. Then he shows same meadow with two deer. “Now what do you see?” The public cries, “deer!” That “nothing” is the base of one ofContinue Reading Plant Blindness, Working on a Cure
When I first heard about Stefano Mancuso from the University of Florence and Plant Neurobiology, I had to know everything. If you have followed the development of this branch of science, you will know that its definition is controversial even today. The most complete description I have found of this emerging science is