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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.
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Race Unmasked
Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century (Race, Inequality, and Health)
Michael Yudell - May 01, 2018 (first published in 2014)
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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...
Russ Poldrack
Sep 05, 2020
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
The Art of Readable Code
Dustin Boswell - Nov 29, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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As programmers, we’ve all seen source code that’s so ugly and buggy it makes our brain ache. Over the past five years, authors Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher have analyzed hundreds of examples of "bad code" (much of it their own) to determine why they’re bad and how they could be improved. Their conclusion? You need to write code that minimizes ...
Russ Poldrack
Aug 16, 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
Teaching Effectively with Zoom
A practical guide to engage your students and help them learn
Dan Levy - Jul 15, 2020
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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...
Russ Poldrack
Aug 09, 2020
This is a really excellent book on how to level up your online pedagogy - highly recommended!     source
How to Do Nothing
Resisting the Attention Economy
Jenny Odell - Apr 09, 2019
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This thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re-defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about our selves and our world.When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for perso...
Russ Poldrack
Jul 22, 2020
Just finished How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by @the_jennitaur - really great book, thanks to @emdupre_ for suggesting!     source
How Google Works
Eric Schmidt - Mar 21, 2017 (first published in 2014)
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Seasoned Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg provide an insider's guide to Google, from its business history and disruptive corporate strategy to developing a new managment philosophy and creating a corporate culture where innovation and creativity thrive. Seasoned Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg provide an i...
Russ Poldrack
Jul 09, 2018
"How Google Works" is a great book, with useful ideas for anyone who manages people and projects and wants to innovate #SummerReading     source
Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou - Jan 28, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Ti...
Russ Poldrack
Jun 23, 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
How to Teach Programming
Greg Wilson - Dec 05, 2017
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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....
Russ Poldrack
Mar 20, 2018
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