At the end of this month and year, our stats are indeed looking promising. We have only started to gather statistics from 11. December, and we have already had a good amount of visits. Close to 600 in all in about 20 days — and doing so without any deliberate ads anywhere (well, except a note at my group, Mind & Brain at yahoogroups).
But why should we hold this archive just for ourselves? Why not share this with others? I think the answer is obvious – brain science produces a hole new range of findings that goes straight to the bone of what it actually means to be human. In order to understand these new findings and their implications, there must be a bridge between the researchers and the public (and the media). Martin and I are both cognitive neuroscientists, having our hands in the mud, so to speak. Why let others think about the consequences of what we are doing? Why not discuss this ourselves — share our thoughts, concerns and visions? In addition, since there is an abundance of brain-hype sites and news, we hope to bring up to date, balanced news and views following the proper scientific rigor!
So while much of what we write is to our own amusement and preparation, we hope that you will be amused with us. And please drop in for comments and discussions. We’d love to hear your opinions.