#SFN10 day 2 – The Popular Poster Photo (PPP) game

Some posters get more attention than others. Either there’s an interesting abstract, an attractive/famous presenter or, my favorite, additional passersby get sucked in by the gravitational force of an existing crowd. Whatever the reason, I’ve started a game called Photos of Popular Posters (PPP). It doesn’t in any way attempt to determine why the poster attracts attention. It’s just a tribute to popularity. So this morning, playing PPP in aisles JJJ and KKK, with an admittedly-small sampling (1 stroll), the largest crowds could be found at:

Corticostriatal and glutamatergic mediation of cognitive flexibility and habit

Corticostriatal and glutamatergic mediation of cognitive flexibility and habit, by Brigman et al. Congratulations – you were popular.

Optogenetic manipulation of locus coeruleus norepinephrine neurons: Effects on set-shiftingAnd, Optogenetic manipulation of locus coeruleus norepinephrine neurons: Effects on set-shifting, by Cope et al. Also popular.

Supplemental Methods & Results: Afternoon strolls in the development and in vivo-electrophysiology-during-behavior themes revealed a number of potentially far more popular posters. However, these posters were excluded from the experiment because many of the poster “viewers” were not actively engaged with a poster. Instead, they displayed dazed looks in other directions and appeared to actually be moving, perhaps suffering from SFN exhaustion and traffic jamming.

3 thoughts on “#SFN10 day 2 – The Popular Poster Photo (PPP) game”

  1. Who’s this idiot commenting on a 3 year old blog post? I was just scrolling through an image search for locus coeruleus trying to find a flashy image for a presentation. I saw the MUSC logo on the thumbnail and wanted to investigate. It’s me! I am Cope et al. It is surely my greatest professional achievement.

      1. Like it’s not already been done… that’s not the kind of thing you put off.

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