How to make ten pieces of content to share across social platforms from just one idea
The main hesitation I hear from researchers when it comes to social media is that they've got nothing to share. In this short clip, I show you can you can share ten different bits of information, across different platforms, using just one idea.Here's the video version of this clip.
The tools you need to start your own podcast
This podcast episode is about starting your own podcast!Here are some of the links, services, and products that I mention:The mega microphone review from Marco ArmentAudio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR MicrophoneFireside podcast hostingAcast podcast hostingAnchor podcast hosting Auphonic audio editing Izotope RX audio editing OBS screen recording softwareeCamm screen recording softwareShare video clips previews using Headliner
Improving the precision of oxytocin research | A talk at the University of Copenhagen
This is a talk a recently gave at the university of Copenhagen in which I discuss ways we can improve the precision of oxytocin research. Download the slides here.Here is the talk abstract:The neuropeptide oxytocin has garnered considerable interest for its role in social behavior and its potential for the treatment of psychiatric illnesses characterised by social dysfunction. However, initial excitement has turned to disappointment with some studies failing to replicate earlier results, which has been attributed to issues surrounding research methods, mechanistic understanding, and theory development. In this talk, I will discuss efforts to improve research design to enhance reproducibility, including precise sample size estimation, synthetic datasets, and ways to test evidence for null models. I will also describe two lines of research aiming to better understand oxytocin signalling mechanisms: i) Research identifying whole brain voxel-by-voxel gene expression patterns of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene and its association with mental states via a large-scale fMRI meta-analysis of 14,371 studies and ii) data from two clinical trials demonstrating that compared to placebo, 8IU intranasal oxytocin (but not 24IU intranasal oxytocin or 1IU intravenous oxytocin) modulates social cognition, pupil diameter, and neural activity. Altogether, these studies provide the first steps towards identifying targets for oxytocin receptor engagement in the human brain and suggest that a lower 8IU intranasal dose might be more efficacious than the conventional 24IU dose. I will close by presenting my new theory of oxytocin’s role in human behaviour, which proposes that oxytocin modulates both social and non-social behaviour to maintain stability in changing environments.
Clinical trial reporting in anorexia nervosa | An interview
In this episode, Dan shares some audio from a recent interview that he did on his recent paper examining clinical trial reporting in anorexia nervosa studies.-----Dan onTwitterandInstagram
Open access | A keynote talk at the NFIF annual meeting
In this talk, I share how open access benefits society, your research, and science. Find the slides here.
A pre-registered study on the causal link between intranasal oxytocin and spiritual experiences | Study summary
A 2018 study that provides mixed support for a causal link between single dose intranasaloxytocinand spiritual experiences-----Dan on Twitter and Instagram