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Asked by claralouise14 to Emma, Josie, Kristyn, Peter, Sarah on 28 Aug 2013.
Keywords: difficult, word
There are lots of impressive words that we use in Neuroscience to make us sound super smart 😉
My current favourite, which I taught my 3rd year science students last week, is “Gyrencephalic” (gye-ren-sef-alick) which basically means, brains that have lots of wrinkles on the surface, like human brains!
My favourite scientific hard word is
it is a tiny part of the brain near the pituatry gland that is really our body clock and tells our body and brain when to sleep and when to wake.
Personally, I love ‘discombobulation’ – it sort of means ‘confusing’ but it’s way more fun to say. I try to use it in papers but my supervisor keeps scrapping it out 🙁
@ Sarah love the SCN, one of my favorite brain regions!
It’s nothing to do with my particular field, but I’ve always been a fan of the word “haemochromatosis,” which is a condition in which there is an excess of iron in the blood (requiring patients to make many blood “donations” to manage their condition). Don’t ask me why, just sounds good.
I like the word spatiotemporal – it means something like ‘across space and time’ – I use it a lot in my research! 🙂
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