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Adam J Calhoun
Worked at Salk Institute
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Sleep can often feel like a fall into annihilation and rebirth. One moment you have all the memories and aches of a long day behind you, the next you wake up from nothingness into the start of something new. Or: a rush from some fictional slumber world…
Sleep can often feel like a fall into annihilation and rebirth. One moment you have all the memories and aches of a long day behind you, the next you wake up from nothingness into the start of some…
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Neuroscientists have a schizophrenic view of how neurons. On the one hand, we say, neurons are ultra-efficient and are as precise as possible in their encoding of the world. On the other hand, neurons are pretty noisy, with the variability in their…
Neuroscientists have a schizophrenic view of how neurons. On the one hand, we say, neurons are ultra-efficient and are as precise as possible in their encoding of the world. On the other hand, neur…
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Someone has combined pixel art, Mortal Kombat, and famous scientists. This is actually going to be a real video game released for Superinteressante magazine at some point. Until then, gaze in awe at the mighty combatants.
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My diagrams are always a mess, but maybe I could start following this advice a little more carefully? Diagrams of even simple circuits are often unnecessarily complex, making understanding brain connectivity maps difficult…Encoding several variables…
My diagrams are always a mess, but maybe I could start following this advice a little more carefully? Diagrams of even simple circuits are often unnecessarily complex, making understanding brain co…
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I found some beautiful posters that showed the punctation in different novels the other day. I was immediately curious if I could do something similar and wrote a little script (code here) to extract the punctation and print out a compressed…
I found some beautiful posters that showed the punctation in different novels the other day. I was immediately curious if I could do something similar and wrote a little script (code here) to extra...
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I was recently asked which blogs deal with Computational Neuroscience. There aren’t a lot of them – most neuroscience blogs are very psych/cog focused because, honestly, that’s what the majority of the public cares about. Here are all of the ones that I…
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Guido Menzio, an economist at UPenn, was on a plane, obsessively deriving some mathematical formulae, when…: She decided to try out some small talk. Is Syracuse home? She asked. No, he replied curtly. He similarly deflected further questions. He…
Guido Menzio, an economist at UPenn, was on a plane, obsessively deriving some mathematical formulae, when…: She decided to try out some small talk. Is Syracuse home? She asked. No, he replie…
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When two different people perceive blue, is it the same to both of them? When two people imagine it, is it the same? Can everyone even imagine it? If I tell you to imagine a beach, you can picture the golden sand and turquoise waves. If I ask for a red…
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The Brain Prize, a thing I don’t think I knew existed, just gave $1,000,000 to three neuroscientists for their work on LTP. As with most prizes, the best part is the motivation to go back and read classic papers! The best winner was Richard Morris because…
The Brain Prize, a thing I don’t think I knew existed, just gave $1,000,000 to three neuroscientists for their work on LTP. As with most prizes, the best part is the motivation to go back and…
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Cosyne is the systems and computational neuroscience conference held every year in Salt Lake City and Snow Bird. It is a pretty good representation of the direction the community is heading…though given the falling acceptance rate you have to wonder how…
Cosyne is the systems and computational neuroscience conference held every year in Salt Lake City and Snow Bird. It is a pretty good representation of the direction the community is heading...thoug...
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I hate that.
Symposium Stress Syndrome.
Should I ski or should I go to a talk?
I really want both... :(
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Coin toss removes guilt. :)
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No matter how hard I try, I cannot get the spinning dancer illusion to flip. Looks like someone has found a much more powerful version of the illusion: What I especially like about this version of the illusion is I can totally get why it is happening.…
No matter how hard I try, I cannot get the spinning dancer illusion to flip. Looks like someone has found a much more powerful version of the illusion: What I especially like about this version of ...
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I awoke to sad news this morning – Marvin Minsky passed away at the age of 88. Minsky’s was the first serious work on artificial intelligence that I ever read and one of the reasons I am in neuroscience today. Minsky is infamously known for his book…
I awoke to sad news this morning - Marvin Minsky passed away at the age of 88. Minsky's was the first serious work on artificial intelligence that I ever read and one of the reasons I am in neurosc...
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Very sad indeed. His classification of Information systems as transactional, decision support and strategic systems (and their impact on businesses) indicates an exceptional ability to foresee trends decades ahead. 
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    Neuroscience, 2011
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Social neuroscience, decision-making, machine learning, ecology, economics. Attempting to learn Tamil.
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