Russell Poldrack is an American psychologist and neuroscientist. He is a professor of Psychology at Stanford University, member of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute and director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience.
11 books on the list
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Patterned after Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style, this new edition concisely summarizes the substantial existing research on the art and science of mentoring. The Elements of Mentoring reduces this wealth of published material on the topic to the sixty-five most important and pithy truths for supervisors in all fields. These explore...
The Elements of Mentoring - I learned a ton about effective mentoring from this book, and have already made changes based on it. – source
Russ PoldrackDec 16, 2021
Analytic philosophers once pantomimed physics: they tried to understand the world by breaking it down into the smallest possible bits. Thinkers from the Darwinian sciences now pose alternatives to this simplistic reductionism.In this intellectual tour--essays spanning thirty years--William Wimsatt argues that scientists seek to atomize phenomena on...
@ThisIsIWT @psmaldino @KordingLab @EikoFried @fdabl @IrisVanRooij @HaneMaung It may be my favorite philosophy book of all time! – source
Russ PoldrackAug 05, 2021
Currently reading The Pragmatic Programmer by @pragdave @PragmaticAndy which I would highly recommend! And it taught me a new term: “Heisenbug” - I.e. a bug that changes its behavior when you try to debug it. – source
Russ PoldrackJul 12, 2021
Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race Unmasked revisits the origins of commonly held belie...
Race Unmasked is a great book by @PublicsHealth on the history of race in biology in the last century - highlights the ugly history of scientists (often "serious" ones) providing cover for racism, as well as the anti-racist scientists who stood up to them. – source
Russ PoldrackSep 05, 2020
The Art of Readable Code - another great resource for improving the quality of one's code. @dustinboswell Definitely an easier starting point than other books I have recommended recently. – source
Russ PoldrackAug 16, 2020
In early 2020, because of COVID-19, many colleges and schools around the world closed, and many teachers, instructors, and faculty members had to learn how to teach online in a hurry. This book takes a step back, and focuses on helping educators teach effective live online sessions with Zoom. Dan Levy offers practical pedagogical advice for educato...
This is a really excellent book on how to level up your online pedagogy - highly recommended! – source
Russ PoldrackAug 09, 2020
Just finished How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by @the_jennitaur - really great book, thanks to @emdupre_ for suggesting! – source
Russ PoldrackJul 22, 2020
0/ The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by @dwallacewells - a deeply frightening masterpiece. the book that motivated me to read more, & a perfect starting place for someone wondering what all the fuss is about. – source
Russ PoldrackJul 13, 2019
"How Google Works" is a great book, with useful ideas for anyone who manages people and projects and wants to innovate #SummerReading – source
Russ PoldrackJul 09, 2018
Bad Blood by @JohnCarreyrou is an amazing book. Reminds me of the Feynman quote: "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." Sometimes it just takes a while for reality to win... – source
Russ PoldrackJun 23, 2018
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A brief guide to modern evidence-based teaching methods aimed at people working with grassroots get-into-tech groups, based on the Software Carpentry instructor training course....
I *really* wish I had discovered this book before I taught my first R programming class this quarter. Tons of great evidence-based ideas for how to improve the course next time! – source
Russ PoldrackMar 20, 2018