It’s a pleasure having you here, thank you for visiting. The Addictive Brain aims at:
1) Communicating science to non-scientists, school and undergraduate students, to spark their interest and fascination towards science.
2) Spreading awareness about how scientists utilize tax payers money/government funding to help develop a better world.
3) Encouraging women and under-represented minorities to get interested in studying STEM subjects.
We have scientists from all around the globe, who contribute valuable content to our platform. We are always looking for contributors and if you are interested, please use our submission tool to submit your contribution, along with your bio and picture. Your bio and picture would be featured to introduce you on our page and social media.
The contributions can be in the form of posts, articles, videos, or sciart explaining a scientific concept. It can be an experiment that you have conducted or a topic that you want to write about. You can also contribute by using our Instagram (IG) account features like IG stories and live question and answer session.
The audience for The Addictive Brain are mostly non-scientists and students, so we would appreciate if you write in a simple, layman language and avoid scientific jargons.
There is no strict deadline for submission, but the sooner the better, to help us schedule the posts. We would appreciate if you submit your bio and contribution together.
We look forward to having you on board. Together we can, and we will make science fun and expressive.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Why is the page called the addictive brain when you are open to other fields?
Our founding team member, Dr. Chinmaya Sadangi, is a Neuroscientist and loves anything to do with the brain. He came up with this name after reading a book of the same name, and we instantly locked it down because we felt that it represents the entire science community. With the title 'The Addictive Brain,' we wanted to imply that every scientist's brain is addicted to constant learning and thinking. And that's why it sounded so apt.
Question: Does my contribution have to be neuroscience/brain related?
No, your contribution can be of any scientific topic. We encourage every field of science to participate, and we aim to spread awareness about science in general.
Question: I see that your page only features scientists; I'm a bachelor's/master student. Can I participate?
Yes, we encourage undergrads and master students to contribute and share their experiences.
Question: I don't feel confident in participating; what should I do?
You don't have to worry about being very scientific. Just explain the work that you do in simple terms. We have a team of editors who can help you edit your content.
Question: Can you feature me?
Yes, if you are ready to contribute to our page by sharing about your work, explaining a scientific technique that you use, or your experience in the field you're studying.
Question: I submitted my bio and contribution a while ago, I still can't see it on your page.
Please be aware that it might take some time after your submission to get featured. We try to post at the peak hours where your contribution and your bio would get maximum visibility. Therefore, we only post twice-thrice every day. However, there are exceptions, sometimes.
Question: How will I know when my bio and contribution are featured?
We will inform you by messaging you on social media, and we also tag you so that you can get notified.
Question: Do you give career advice?
We do it once in a while, depending on our level of experience. However, if we cannot help, we will try to connect you with the right person.