Megan Peters

"When it comes to how neuroscientists assign credit in academic writing, the field is at a crossroads. Neuroscience has roots in biology and psychology, which have traditionally favored smaller collaborations, and it relies on simple heuristics, such as authorship order, to assign credit: The first author did all the work, the last author supervised, and a few folks in between played various (smaller) supporting roles. But as neuroscience broadens to embrace cognitive and computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence, big data and more, the field is venturing into a Wild West of large consortium science."

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