Scientists marvel at how other scientists – the ones who study something other than what they themselves study – give strange meanings to common words.
Evan Shellshear, at Fraunhofer Chalmers Centre in Gothenburg, sent me an example, a study called Fast Robust Automated Brain Extraction.
The author is Stephen M Smith [pictured here] who, back in 2002 when the paper came out, was at the Department of Clinical Neurology at Oxford University’s John Radcliffe Hospital, and is now a professor of biomedical engineering.
Certain details might give you the willies,…
So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian