Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Grant proposal advice

Science Times has a nice interview with the famous brain scientist Michael Gazzaniga this morning (here), including this from the bit called "Midnight Labs and Martini Time":
On Grant Proposals
This whole idea that you write up an experiment laying out all methods and questions you’re going to answer beforehand; it’s nonsense. That’s not the way it works. You’re just trying whatever it is you’re trying; you don’t know what’s going to happen, and then whoosh! — the thing pours right out there and generates the next questions, questions you never would have thought of before.

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