Ten Inspiring Neuroscientists to Follow on LinkedIn
For professionals working in any industry, networking plays a vital role in career development, and when it comes to online networking, LinkedIn is generally considered to be the largest professional platform.
Launched in 2003, the popular online space allows users to post their CVs and share professional endorsements, while companies and institutes can advertise job vacancies while promoting what they do. It has quickly become a hotspot for career networking amongst peers and colleagues, made even more popular by the creation of features such as groups and newsletters which allow those working in the same field to share and access the latest information on a daily basis.
It’s a must for science researchers and academics, with many of the world’s leading scientists using LinkedIn to share their latest findings and stay connected with others in their field. We’ve picked out some well-known neuroscientists who are regularly active on the platform who we think are the top 10 Inspiring Neuroscientists to Follow on LinkedIn...
1. David Eagleman
American neuroscientist David Eagleman is known not only for teaching at Stanford University but also for his work as a science communicator and author. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Neosensory, Inc. which is a company creating non-invasive brain-machine interfaces for sensory substitution.
His LinkedIn profile is followed by nearly 14,000 people and he regularly shares articles and posts about his team’s latest work. His profile is a must-follow for any scientist interested in this type of cutting-edge research.
- Follow David Eagleman on LinkedIn here: David Eagleman
2. Adele Diamond
Adele Diamond is a pioneer in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience and is currently a Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is known for her research which has helped to improve treatments for phenylketonuria and ADHD, and in 2014 she was given a lifetime contribution award by the American Psychological Association.
She uses her LinkedIn platform to give updates on her current research and to share links to previous publications and upcoming events that she is involved with.
- Follow Adele Diamond on LinkedIn here: Adele Diamond, PhD, FRSC
3. Henry Markram
South African-born Israeli neuroscientist Henry Markram is a Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is the founder of the Brain Mind Institute and director of the Blue Brain Project.
He is active on LinkedIn with close to 5,000 followers and regularly shares links to the groundbreaking research being carried out at EPFL.
- Follow Henry Markram on LinkedIn here: Henry Markram
4. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam is a Norwegian-Iranian neuroscientist who is currently working as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Oslo. In addition to his neuroscience research he is also known as a passionate human rights advocate and campaigner who has won awards for his work against human rights violations in Iran.
With over 2,000 followers on LinkedIn he uses the platform not only to share his research and promote vacancies in his lab, but also to amplify his messages around human rights.
- Follow Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam on LinkedIn here: Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam
5. Gina Rippon
British neurobiologist Gina Rippon is a Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. In 2019 she published a book entitled ‘Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain’, with much of her recent research being centred around comparisons between the male and the female brain.
She is a feminist who has appeared on BBC radio programmes and podcasts, and she uses her LinkedIn profile to post and share relevant articles around her field of research as well as posts which celebrate the work of women in STEM.
- Follow Gina Rippon on LinkedIn here: Gina Rippon
6. Anil Seth
Anil Seth is a Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, UK. He is co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and has written and co-authored several books on the topic of consciousness. His 2017 TED Talk entitled ‘Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality’ has been viewed nearly 14 million times online.
His LinkedIn profile is followed by nearly 5,000 people and he uses the platform to share articles related to his research field.
- Follow Anil Seth on LinkedIn here: Anil Seth
7. Lisa Feldman Barrett
Lisa Feldman Barrett is an award-winning neuroscientist and psychologist based at Northeastern University in Boston, USA. She has specialised in cognitive and affective neuroscience, and proposed the theory of constructed emotion. She co-founded the Society for Affective Science, and has authored two science books for the public.
With over 5,000 followers on LinkedIn she uses her profile to promote her books and research, as well as sharing videos and posts from other social platforms such as Twitter and YouTube.
- Follow Lisa Feldman Barrett on LinkedIn here: Lisa Feldman Barrett
8. Ernest J. Barthélemy
Ernest J Barthélemy is Chief of Division of Neurosurgery at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in New York, USA. His studies have included global health research projects and he is passionate about advancing global health equity. He is president and co-founder of the Society of Haitian Neuroscientists which aims to advance neurological and mental health care in all Haitian communities worldwide, and to foster collaborations between Haitian neuroscientists.
He uses his LinkedIn platform to promote his community outreach work, to celebrate the work of his students and colleagues, and to amplify messages around global health equity.
- Follow Ernest J Barthélemy on LinkedIn here: Ernest J Barthélemy, MD, MPH, MA
9. Lucina Q. Uddin
American cognitive neuroscientist Lucina Q. Uddin is a Professor at the University of California, USA. Her research uses network neuroscience approaches to investigate the relationship between brain connectivity and cognition in both typical and atypical development. She has won multiple awards including two Young Investigator Grants, and in 2021 she was named Diversity & Inclusivity Champion by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.
She uses LinkedIn to share relevant articles as well as the very latest research in neuroimaging, with over 1,000 followers on her profile page.
- Follow Lucina Q. Uddin on LinkedIn here: Lucina Q. Uddin
10. Daniel Levitin
Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist whose research has centred around music and its effects on the brain. He is a Professor Emeritus at the McGill University in Quebec, Canada, and has published five international bestselling books. He also works as a music producer and sound designer and is currently Lead Scientific Consultant at MIIR Audio Technologies, Inc.
He has over 3,500 followers on LinkedIn and uses his page to share and publish articles on both music and neuroscience.
- Follow Daniel Levitin on LinkedIn here: Daniel Levitin
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