Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Barts MS UCL Research Day 2015

The beginning of the day was started with a revision for the MSers in the audience. It's about 20min long so sit down and have a cuppa. ProfG flew in from Australia especially for the day

     ProfB gives an MS overview in a short info-burst


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    1. Andy Clarke Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:03:00 am
      Was it the Pink shirt ? :-)
      Regards as always

      Cheers Mate, sorry may have deleted your comment by mistake

      Things to do on TV
      Don’t wear white, black or red. White glows and becomes the most noticeable thing on the TV screen. Black is too harsh and can suck
      up all the light. Reds bleed on camera and are distracting.

      Pastel shirts work well on TV.

      The safest color on TV is blue.

    2. and the next candidate on XFactor is MouseDoc ;-))

  2. Nice presentation. But are you serious when you said there is no such thing as a stupid question?

    1. Probably overstating the case but I'm sure you get the gist was to encourage questions no matter how dumb somebody might think they are. People can be intimidated by us science bods even though we're fluffy and cuddly really ;-)

    2. If you are afraid to ask because you may look stupid then you just remain clueless.

      If reminds me of a question that I asked recently. It was a simple thing I didn't know the answer but it was really a dumb question and I should have looked a fool, The neuro could have said "its this" you idiot but they didn't (a) because they are not rude a don't call people idiots but (b) They thought the question was a curve ball with high intelligence and they said they didn't know the answer to the question and they looked a bit of the fool because they had not thought of the answer.

      Yes I did own up...however not to the crowd:-)

      So when you don't know don't suffer in silence

    3. A "stupid question" is not a stupid question if the person asking does not know the answer. It is stupid to not ask, and by doing so remain uninformed, than it is to ask and thus (hopefully) be "enlightened". Asking questions is how you learn stuff - just look at the amazing questions kids ask - and until they reach a certain age they don't feel stupid - it's all too often the "adults" who make them feel stupid by telling that it's a stupid question. Even now as a chronologically challenged person I ask "stupid questions", and it never ceases to amaze me how many people come up afterwards and tell me they were so glad I asked, because they didn't know the answer either, but didn't want to ask in case they looked stupid.

  3. This was a very good burst of information - and like others, I blame the Vikings. It explains well the marauding and plundering of my CNS. Often what might be viewed as stupid questions are merely simple questions that not everyone yet knows the answer for. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.


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