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Adam J Calhoun
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Sad news that John Nash was killed yesterday when his taxi crashed on its way back from the airport. He and his wife were ejected from the taxi when it ran into the lane divider. Nash is most famous from his biopic A Beautiful Mind though obviously it is…
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Is math in economics just sleight of hand? http://www.docdroid.net/10gny/aer2ep20151066.pdf.html via Noah Smith/Justin Wolfers Welcome to the analome I’ll let you guess what this is an -ome of… The National Geographic Photo Contest The Great Pheasant…
Is math in economics just sleight of hand? via Noah Smith/Justin Wolfers Welcome to the analome I'll let you guess what this is an -ome of... The National Geographic Photo Contest The Great Pheasan...
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The New Yorker has profiled Karl Deisseroth. I liked this paragraph which is an excellent description of his personality: The Stanford neuroscientist Rob Malenka, who oversaw Deisseroth’s postdoctoral work, told me that in some ways he underestimated his…
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“Why aren’t there comments on academic articles?” someone asked me over coffee (yes, I have exciting coffee conversations). “People should point out how silly a lot of this stuff is.” I shrugged. “Politics,” I said. “Look at the head of any lab: they’ll…
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Would you believe it – I actually forgot that I had a blog for a few of weeks. I guess I was busy? If you don’t work on a particular organism, you tend to forget that each has its own history outside of the laboratory. Catherine Dulac has a great video…
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I have bemoaned the lack of a neuroscience blogosphere before. Neuroscience blogs exist as independent fiefdoms, rarely responding to one another. And if we were to cut out the cognitive and psychological sides of neuroscience, the field of blogs would…
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This question came up in journal club a little while ago. The hypothesis that neurons in the brain are attempting to maximize their information about the world is a powerful one. Although usually attributed to Horace Barlow, the idea arose almost…
This question came up in journal club a little while ago. The hypothesis that neurons in the brain are attempting to maximize their information about the world is a powerful one. Although usually a...
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Logothetis, animal rights extremists, and support

While I was on an accidental blogging sabbatical, Nikos Logothetis stopped his work on non-human primates because of pressure from animal rights groups: Logothetis’s research on the neural mechanisms of perception and object recognition has used rhesus…
While I was on an accidental blogging sabbatical, Nikos Logothetis stopped his work on non-human primates because of pressure from animal rights groups: Logothetis’s research on the neural mechanis...
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I am beyond fascinated by the interactions between competing intelligences that exist in the stock market. It is a bizarre mishmash of humans, AIs, and both (cyborgpeople?). One recent strategy that exploits this interaction is ‘spoofing‘. The description…
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There’s an interesting interview with Richard Lewontin over at the Evolution Institute. First, he slags off Steven J Gould a bit: RL: Now I should warn you about my prejudices. Steve and I taught evolution together for years and in a sense we struggled in…
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I know, I know, you read the title and exclaim: what can be more exciting than cryptic mimicry?! Well, listen to this: On the face of it, this is a classic evolutionary story, and a cut-and-dried case: the mantis has evolved to mimic the flower as a form…
I know, I know, you read the title and exclaim: what can be more exciting than cryptic mimicry?! Well, listen to this: On the face of it, this is a classic evolutionary story, and a cut-and-dried c...
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  Another year, another Cosyne. Sadly, I will be there only in spirit (and not, you know, reality.) But I did manage to get my hands all over the Cosyne abstract authors data…I can now tell you everyone who has had a poster or talk presented there and who…
  Another year, another Cosyne. Sadly, I will be there only in spirit (and not, you know, reality.) But I did manage to get my hands all over the Cosyne abstract authors data...I can now tell ...
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  • Salk Institute
    Neuroscience, 2011
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Social neuroscience, decision-making, machine learning, ecology, economics. Attempting to learn Tamil.
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  • UCSD
    2011
  • University of St Andrews
  • Willamette University
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