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Adam J Calhoun
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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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Watch these spiders seductively waggle their fingers at each other in their search for love. Then go read this paper from the Hoy lab in which they perform the first neural recordings from a jumping spider! Enjoy your blizzard, Northeasterners.
Watch these spiders seductively waggle their fingers at each other in their search for love. Then go read this paper from the Hoy lab in which they perform the first neural recordings from a jumpin...
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(Photo by artofdreaming) Ed Yong has an absolutely brilliant article in National Geographic about the receptical for neuroscience’s favorite sensory system, vision: But simple eyes should not be seen as just stepping-stones along a path toward greater…
(Photo by artofdreaming) Ed Yong has an absolutely brilliant article in National Geographic about the receptical for neuroscience's favorite sensory system, vision: But simple eyes should not be se...
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There have been some interesting articles about graduate school admissions and faculty hiring committees lately. First, Julie Posselt is publishing a book that takes a sociological look at grad schools admissions. She watched six different departments at…
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The New York Times, for whatever reason, dispatched Karl Ove Knausgaard to write about patients who are conscious during brain surgery. Much of it is, typically, about how awkward Knausgaard feels in life but then you get some beautiful paragraphs like…
The New York Times, for whatever reason, dispatched Karl Ove Knausgaard to write about patients who are conscious during brain surgery. Much of it is, typically, about how awkward Knausgaard feels ...
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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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The aerial view of the concept of collecting data is beautiful. What could be better than high-quality information carefully examined to give a p-value less than .05? The potential for leveraging these results for narrow papers in high-profile journals,…
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“They claimed merely to be scientists discovering facts; [I] doggedly argued that they were writers and readers in the business of being convinced and convincing others.” “By being sufficiently convincing, people will stop raising objections altogether,…
"They claimed merely to be scientists discovering facts; [I] doggedly argued that they were writers and readers in the business of being convinced and convincing others." "By being sufficiently con...
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Have you missed the recent hubub about Frontiers? Neuroconscience has this to say: Lately it seems like the rising tide is going against Frontiers. Originally hailed as a revolutionary open-access publishing model, the publishing group has been subject to…
Have you missed the recent hubub about Frontiers? Neuroconscience has this to say: Lately it seems like the rising tide is going against Frontiers. Originally hailed as a revolutionary open-access ...
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Via Twitter, MnkyMnd thinks this should be required reading for every scientist: In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of…
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Shamelessly stolen from Marina Picciotto, who asked on twitter: what are the current controversies in neuroscience? The easy and eternal answer seems to be, are we doing fMRI properly? Here are some other suggestions: @MarinaP63 mirror neurons, the DSM,…
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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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