[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…

[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 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…

[Tuesday, September 25] Have a break, go on a trip

It has been a tiring week, especially on Thursday. The day before, I had to prepare my presentation for the neurolinguistics seminar, and to make it as detailed as possible. This seminar lasts for 3 hours, and we are only two officialy registered students. Then, each of us has to present for one to one…

[Wednesday, August 29] It’s been a while!

How come, how come I haven’t written here for days! The “here” has to be underlined, I promise I have been writing, all my days turned around writing these days. Let’s recap a bit. My advisor fave me an advice (does is sound redundant?), to redo everything. So, I picked up the most classical papers…

[Thursday, August 16] Redo it. Change is coming.

This week… I think this week will be memorable for me, for a long period of time. First of all, the analysis of my ERP experiment. “You have a great story to tell”, my advisor said. But I don’t know why, I couldn’t find a great excitement when I heard this sentence. “But I don’t…