[Week 93] Thoughts on the after-qualification exam

These three weeks have been intense in terms of work. I needed to get prepared for my first qualification exam, whose topic was on neurolinguistics. It was a lot of articles to review before the exam last Wednesday, I literally spent days and nights on it, not being able to see the sun outside! I…

[Week 87] Hello (back), World!

Did anyone miss me? I’m back to this blog, after months of silence! Ok, something like four months now… Let’s recap: What happened these four months? I’m trying to be concise! I finished all my analyses for the ERP experiment last semester, and added new interpretations; I finished reviewing the main books/articles of the theoretical…

[Sunday, January 13] It’s the end, finally!

Let’s go back to a more common blog post after the last one! This semester has been intense, with a lot of work and a lot of improvement. Last Thursday, I had my final presentation at the neurolinguistics seminar. It was a special challenge for me, since my co-advisor was also here. It was an…

[Saturday, December 29] How I got a professional website

If this week could be summed up in one word, it would be “professionalization”! Let’s review this last week of 2018. Of course, it began with Christmas! But I’m in Asia, so I just cooked some food for three people, we ate, we drank white wine, and that’s all! It’s just a day like the…

[Monday, December 24] Merry Christmas from the other side

Today is a special day, after all we are the 24th of December! To be honest, to me it is like it is still October right now. It has been an intense semester, with almost no time for rest. I can feel tired sometimes, but it is only physically. It is a strange feeling to…

[Friday, December 15] I’m still alive!

A lot of things happened these last two months, I don’t even know where to begin! After I attended the conference, I had a lot of ideas, and most of all, a lot of inspiration. So I talked to my supervisors, who told me to go ahead! This is how, in two months, I finished…

[Tuesday, October 23] What a conference!

I have been the whole weekend to the best conference I have ever attended! Ok, I need to adjust a little bit what I said. First, it’s only the second conference I have actively attended, strictly speaking. Second, it began last Friday, and ended today with a surprise workshop. Let’s first recap this week. It…

[Tuesday, October 16] Back to the marathon

I think last week has been the most tiring, and the most productive of my PhD so far. Let’s recap in order. I had my first meeting with my two advisors at the same time last Tuesday. I was so stressed, and had a lot of questions at the same time. What I was the…