NeuroBiography: A database of cognitive neuroscientists' lives & work
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NeuroBiography: is a database of information that I have gathered since around 2000 for my personal academic research. All of the information contained here is publicly available from numerous other internet, bibliographic, and other academic and encyclopaedic resources. I have made this information available online primarily for my own purposes and those of my academic colleagues, however much of the data are or will be available publically.

I take no responsibility for any errors, or for incorrect or misleading information that is contained in the database, however please tell me about any mistakes and I will correct them. There are certainly errors in NeuroBiography: just as there are errors in PubMed, Wikipedia, in printed and electronic journals, and in the articles published in them*.

For my own journal articles, presentations, chapters, and theses, I have provided links to electronic copies that are held on my personal website. These are intended for academic research and educational use only. No other electronic documents are available through NeuroBiography:, and won't be provided on request! Where available, external links to articles in PubMed and other online resources (e.g., via the DOI) may be provided. You may need a subscription to access information in these external sites.

Articles in NeuroBiography: are associated with keywords, projects, and other data that are entirely of my own creation - there is no systematic relationship between the keywords used here and those used elsewhere, though they may of course overlap.

Finally, NeuroBiography: was written in html/XML, php, and mysql code, and tested with Mozilla Firefox 3. If it looks ugly in any other browser, that's not my concern right now, but you're welcome to let me know and suggest some Firefox-friendly fixes. And I know I shouldn't use html tables for layout, but it's too easy.

Thanks for reading,

NP Holmes

* For example, 10-30% of the references cited in the typical manuscript that I have peer-reviewed over the last few years have errors in: Approximately 1 in 5 citations published contains one or more errors (in the author's names, article title, journal name, volume, issue, page numbers, etc). Sometimes, Frankenstein citations are formed from the dismembered parts of two or more regular citations. One of the most common errors is in the titles of authors' own work cited by themselves - author(s) may see several different versions of an article's title during its evolution, submission, and publication, and may frequently forget to update their records (only this month (03/2009), for example, did I correct the title in NeuroBiography: of my very first article - 5 years after publication). I have found that the only way to maximise the correctness of citations is to look at an original printed or recently-downloaded .pdf article, and then to seach for any published errata, corrigenda, commentaries, and retractions - clearly a very time-consuming process. You can never trust other people's reference lists, and NeuroBiography: is no exception.