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A neuroscientist's view of the retraction notice: is self-reported motivation reliable?




Mason, Peggy, author

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Presented at the Retractions conference: keeping the pool clean: prevention and management of misconduct related retractions held on July 20-21, 2016 at Hilton Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Peggy Mason grew up in the Washington DC area and worked in taxidermy at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History under the direction of the late Dr. Charles O Handley Jr. She went to college at Harvard, graduating with a degree in Biology in 1983. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard in 1987. After postdoctoral work at the University of California - San Francisco under the direction of Dr. Howard Fields, she joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1992. Dr. Mason is now Professor of Neurobiology. She is committed to teaching neurobiology to anyone that will listen. She has taught medical students since her arrival at UChicago, with the exception of a 2 year hiatus during which she wrote a textbook, Medical Neurobiology (Oxford University Press, 2011). Dr. Mason teaches undergraduates in Chicago and Paris as well as more than 100,000 members of the public through her popular Coursera MOOC, Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life. After 20 years focused on the cellular mechanisms of pain modulation, Dr. Mason's research now centers on the biology of empathy and pro-social behavior, work that has garnered worldwide attention and excitement.
PowerPoint presentation given on Day 1: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.
Includes bibliographical references.

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