I am a PhD level pharmacologist and neurobiologist with a tad of physics envy (:-)... My blog is primarily about science, neurobiology, pharmacology and research, but I also talk about evolution, natural history, autism, etc. My current research interests are behavioral and biochemical pharmacology and I frequently talk in my blog about my experimental organism, planarians.
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I am very proud to announce the e-publication of our first paper of 2015! It was published in the journal Neurochemical Research. Here’s the release: Neurochem Res. 2015 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] Evidence of Nicotine-Induced, Curare-Insensitive, Behavior in Planarians. Pagán OR, Montgomery E, Deats S, Bach D, Baker D. Department of Biology, West …
Originally posted on Baldscientist:Charles Robert Darwin is one of the most polarizing intellectuals ever. For the last 150 years or so he has been considered evil incarnate by some or a saint by others. There was no middle ground, you either loved him or hated him. He was, therefore, the original Justin Bieber of…
Sagan was right on; I do love science. I know that I am not alone. You can find some of my reasons for wanting to write science here. As for why I write in general, you can go here. I really hope that God, life, the universe, etc., grant me the joy of having a …
El pasado noviembre en la reunión de la sociedad de neurociencia, el señor Luis Quevedo, periodista dedicado a las ciencias (NTN24, luisquevedo.org), me entrevistó sobre mis investigaciones, sobre my libro y sobre ser un Puertorriqueño en las ciencias. Acá está la entrevista en dos partes: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yays0h3mpF4&feature=youtu.be https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Ehn2pXDW2gY Acerca de The First Brain: TFB esta […]
A really wonderful review of The First Brain was just published. Here’s the text and reference of it, reproduced by kind permission of the author: ========= Pagán, Oné R. The first brain: the neuroscience of planarians. Oxford, 2014. 249p ISBN 9780199965045 The author’s enthusiasm, humor, and conversational writing style make for an enjoyable and intriguing …
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