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Calling all brainiacs!

http://greatstar.com.sg/firms-must-show-they-tried-to-hire-sporeans-first/Firms must show they tried to hire S'poreans first. Article from Straits Times, Breaking News (23 September 2013): Firms must show they tried to hire S'poreans first. By Toh Yong Chuan From August next year, firms that want to hire foreign professionals must prove that they have tried to hire Singaporeans. These employers have to advertise for Singaporeans to fill the vacancies in a national jobs bank administered by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, the Manpower Ministry said on Monday. Firms with 25 or fewer staff will be exempted from advertising rule, or those hiring for jobs paying ,000 and above a month. Those who do not advertise in the national job bank will have the foreigners' Employment Pass (EP) applications rejected. The move is part of a Fair Consideration Framework announced by the ministry that requires employers to consider Singaporeans fairly before hiring foreigners. Besides the advertising rule, firms that have {{unknown}}Here’s a really neat article on an amazing project called ENIGMA, which is looking for genetic correlates of brain anatomy and function.  Check it out: http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/01/eight-genes-make-us-brainiacs And, don’t forget to apply for AU Brain Camp 2015!  Applications are due in 6 days.

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Accepting Applications Now!

enter {{unknown}}We have LOTS of exciting news to share! First, this year, we are partnering with Auburn University Summer Youth Programs. This will give us additional resources to improve the camp experience, and it will allow us to expand our outreach. What this means for you:  There are now two options for AU Brain Camp: 1) commute to the camp (for our local participants) or 2) stay in Auburn University dorms, and get the full Auburn University Summer Youth Program Experience.  All meals will be provided…

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Glass Brain

Yesterday, I posted about the ‘BigBrain‘ project, which resulted in an online resource that allows anyone to scroll through a high resolution, digitized brain model.  Today, I was browsing through the wonder that is the internet, and stumbled upon ‘Glass Brain‘, which looks at brain function, rather than structure.  Glass Brain uses advanced methodology and statistical analyses to track electroencephalography (EEG) signals – this allows them to look at effective connectivity, or how information moves through the brain.  You’ll learn about EEG and effective connectivity at Brain…

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