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    Movies, music (where shall I start ...), neuro-oncology (with special interests in gliomas), neurology and neurophysiology (with special interests in epilepsy and (problems of) consciousness), endocrinology (with special interests in fertility, andrology, and endocrinology of the adrenal cortex)
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    BSc in Medicine
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    Medicine: neurology, neurophysiology, endocrinology
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    1st year graduate student - Master of Medicine

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  1. Sleeping with the windows closed? Earplugs?

    If it'd be unhealthy to sleep with windows closed, that'd mean that it'd be unhealthy to live with windows closed. And good luck with that in the Winter. I sleep all the time with my window closed to prevent "premature wakefulness" due to trafic noise, yet do not have headache complaints. I'm not fond of earplugs; they make me hear everything that's happening in my mouth and ears, and I just hate the feeling of plugged ears
  2. Hello everyone I've read that it's not uncommon to put the font of front matter (that is, before the main contents) of a document, thesis ... in a smaller size than the main corpus. Now my front matter would be the following stuff, title and cover pages excluded, and in order: Copyright information Signature page Quote Acknowledgements ToC List of symbols and abbreviations List of tables List of figures Preface Abstract Dutch abstract After which Chapter 1 commences. Now, without any doubt, I'll put 1-3, 5-8 in a smaller font (just 1 pt smaller, makes quite a difference). My question is, what would you do with 4 and 9-11? Should I also put these in a smaller font, since they can also be considered to be front matter, or should I put them in the regular font size, since they are mostly continuous text? There are no university guidelines about this, and this is rather a personal preference question, but I'd like to hear some opinions. Thanks! Function
  3. Yeah, I saw that a bit later when I posted it and was secretly hoping no one would mention it. Darn it. --- A similar situation exists between us Flemings and the Dutch. We supposedly both speak "Dutch (Nederlands)", but there's no way comparing "Dutch Dutch (Nederlands Nederlands)" with "Flemish Dutch (Vlaams Nederlands)". However, "Flemish Dutch" is not officially recognised and thus we all just speak "Dutch". (Though we Flemings sometimes refer to "Dutch Dutch" as "Hollands" [which has no appropriate English translation]) Likewise, I think it the statement that all Anglo-Saxon countries speak English is justifiable.
  4. British vs. North-American Anglo-Saxon language?
  5. Hello everyone Writing my thesis, I'm talking a lot (and I mean, a damn lot) about values: b-values for diffusion-weighted imaging in MRI, p-values in statistics, T1-values and T2-values in MRI, ... The question here is simple: to hyphen or not to hyphen? (British English) This seems like one of questions for which there exists the least consensus. So I'd love to hear your opinions on this. Should I put a hyphen between the statistic and "value", or not? Thanks! Function
  6. [H] italics?

    Hello It's commonly known that quantities are put in italics, whereas their units aren't. I'm in doubt whether to put "[1H]", being the concentration of hydrogen protons, in italics or not. Would I then put the whole thing in italics? Just the square brackets? Or just the (1)H? [1H] [1H] vs. [1H] [1H] To be honest, whichever one is correct, the last one looks the least frustrating. Thanks; Function
  7. I might want to reconsider my previous consideration
  8. Concerning the "re(-)magnetization": would you use a hyphen or not? studiot, is any of the two words written in your Bible?
  9. Marvellous. Might consider buying one. Thanks to both of you!
  10. Hello everyone A special request for the Brits here: how would you write the words in the title of this thread? I'm writing my thesis in British English: Magnetise vs. magnetize Magnetisation vs. magnetization Remagnetisation vs. remagnetization vs. re-magnetisation vs. re-magnetization Remagnetise vs. remagnetize vs. re-magnetise vs. re-magnetize (and conjugations, e.g. remagnetised etc.) Thanks! Michael
  11. My promotor called the first three chapters of the literature review part of my thesis (totally 10 chapters), which currently counts approx. 40 pages, "Very thorough and accurate!" with only 3 small detailist remarks.

    Made my day.

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    2. Function


      That's where it stops, I'm afraid. I sound smart :D

    3. jimmydasaint


      :) You are smart in doing what you do.

    4. Function


      Thank you for your kind words :)