User talk:Alexander Mark Papanastassiou
Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! Hayford Peirce 18:42, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Some ideas for contributions
Hi Alexander, welcome aboard CZ. Hayford has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general, and I wish to add some more practical hints on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I just took some of the keywords from the information you supplied upon registration, and display below the current state of related CZ articles (for icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):
- Neuroscience: The study of nervous systems and their components.
- Neurosurgery: Field of medicine that focuses on operative treatments of the nervous system.
- Neuroimaging: A group of techniques used to visualize structure and function of nervous systems, especially the vertebrate brain.
- Brain: The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Brain development: The build-up of the brain from ectodermal cells to a complex structure of neurons, glia and blood vessels.
- Brain evolution: The process by which the central nervous system changed over many generations.
- Brain morphometry: The quantitative study of structures in the brain, their differences between individuals, correlations with brain function, and changes of these characteristics over time.
- Nervous system: The control unit of bodily functions in animals.
- Central nervous system: The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
- Autonomous nervous system: Add brief definition or description
- Nerve: A bundle of nerve fibres that connects the central nervous system with other organs in an animal body.
- Neuron: An excitable cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
- Glia: Add brief definition or description
- EEG: A technique that records brain electrical activity non-invasively.
- Epilepsy: Brain disorder manifested as recurrent seizures or disturbed mental function, due to disturbances of brain electrical activity.
- Psychiatry: The subfield of health sciences concerned with mental disorders.
- Neurology: The medical specialty concerned with evaluating the nervous system and the other system that it affects, and the treatment of nervous system disorders.
- Schizophrenia: A mental disorder characterized by impaired perception of the individual's environment.
- Harvard: Add brief definition or description
- Boston: A city in the north-east of the United States of America, capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Furthermore, in case you are involved in homework assignments, please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.
Finally, you can help future newcomers by giving your feedback on the above suggestions. To do so, please leave a note on my talk page.
Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, Daniel Mietchen 10:36, 4 May 2009 (UTC)