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Orderly desk, orderly mind

From Nature Careers

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Carla Shatz is a biologist and neurobiologist and director of the Stanford Bio-X interdisciplinary centre at Stanford University in California. Credit: Gabriela Hasbun for Nature

This office is my hut, where I do lots of brainstorming to go over laboratory members’ experiments and results. It’s where ideas get put into action or put down onto paper. People say it’s cosy.

Everyone would call me a compulsive person. My desk is clean, and so are my desk drawers. The order of my desk symbolises an orderly mind. Because of that, my mind has room to notice things that don’t fit the pattern. This is partly why my lab has been able to think outside the box and has worked on themes that don’t fit the expected.

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