The 10 Top Neuroscience Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow
With the massive growth of social media over the last decade, it was inevitable that the Neuroscience community would carve out their own slice. Today, finding that community means staying up-to-date with the most recent publications, the social issues pertaining to neuroscientists, job openings, research insights and personal celebrations of achievement. If you would like to get in on this rewarding (and often entertaining) corner of social media, these Twitter accounts (in no particular order) are the best place to start:
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1. Allen Institute (@AllenInstitute)
As the name suggests, this account is primarily dedicated to reporting the work done at the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA. It not only posts a wealth of interesting research, but also useful research tips and updates on upcoming symposiums.
2. Society for Neuroscience (@SfNtweets)
The official account of the Society for Neuroscience, giving insights into exciting research, professional development opportunities, conferences and science communications.
3. Rogue JNeuroscience (@JNeuroscience)
The powers-that-be at the Journal of Neuroscience decided to delegate the responsibility of keeping twitter updated with neuroscience content to the journal’s interns. Follow this account for a fantastic mix of neuroscience research, comment, memes and cats.
4. Labrigger (@Labrigger)
The twitter feed for Labrigger.com, this is one for the innovators pioneering the development of lab tools like multiphoton systems and software to run these tools. Lots of established researchers follow this twitter account and associated blog for interesting discussions on tool development in neuroscience.
5. McLNeuro (@McLNeuro)
Run by Professor McLaughlin, this account has some entertaining, relatable insights into life as a Neuroscientist. She is also at the forefront of the #MeTooSTEM movement, and often posts updates on news in that regard.
6. Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)
This account is a great resource for interesting Neuroscience news, made more digestible for mainstream consumption. It also takes a critical look at some of the conclusions drawn by the media when reporting these studies.
7. Addictive Brain (@addictivebrain)
A Neuroscientist-run account with a focus on Science communication. While for many Neuroscientists, the information on this blog may seem simplistic, it’s an excellent way to learn how to present your own data in a way that more people can understand.
8. Nik Papageorgiou aka The Upturned Microscope (@upmicblog)
For some of the funniest, harshest takes on what it’s like being in academia, look no further than this account. Consistently good content, and brutally honest.
9. Tori Delaine aka Reviewer 3 Blog (@reviewer3blog)
This is a great start if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Neuroscience community. Tori consistently retweets relevant content, puts up fascinating news stories and brings a fun level of sarcasm to all of it.
10. bioRxiv Neuroscience (@Biorxiv_neurosci)
The account to follow if you want to stay up to date with all the neuroscience papers coming out, months before they do actually come out. As pre-prints become ever more popular this is a useful twitter account to follow
Please let us know in the comments if you think we have missed any accounts that should have made the top ten! See who we follow on twitter by looking us up @MCIneuro