I am a retired neuroscience professor from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. In my posts I will give you my take on issues from the wonderful world of neuroscience, clearly the most fascinating of all the scientific disciplines (hard to believe some of my university colleagues might disagree).
I probably should have called my blog-site Nyby’s Nerdy Behavioral Neuroscience Narratives but then I would have lost the alliterative effect I was looking for. Most of the posts will be on the relevance of neuroscience to human behavior. The narratives will be a mixture of factual information and speculative interpretation influenced by many years of lecturing on these topics and discussing them with my students. My plan is to eschew obfuscation 😁 by presenting the information at a less-technical, less-detailed, and more informal level than I would in a class or a publication (at least that’s the plan). I certainly hope my blogs allow you to better understand these fascinating, complex topics, and in so doing, find them as interesting as I do.
A disclaimer: While I will be providing information as I currently understand it, neuroscience is advancing at a dizzying pace. I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve had to change or modify my explanations in light of new findings. So, you would benefit from a healthy skepticism, particularly for my speculations.
While I regard my posts as a good place to begin learning about these topics, if you’re a student writing a paper, please go to the primary or secondary literature for citable sources.