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Adam J Calhoun
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Social neuroscience, decision-making, machine learning, ecology, economics. Attempting to learn Tamil.
Social neuroscience, decision-making, machine learning, ecology, economics. Attempting to learn Tamil.

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It’s easy to say something like “you can’t put a dollar amount on the value of science” except you can, quite easily. Governments do it all the time! So how much does the US government value science? Look above and you can easily see that, adjusting for…

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As a neuroscientist, when I think of the retina I am trained to think of a precise set of neurons that functions like a machine, grinding out the visual basis of the world and sending it on to the brain. It operates independently of the rest of the system…

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There was a time when the neuroscience world was consumed by the question of how individual neurons were coding information about the world. Was it in the average firing rate? Or did every precise spike matter, down to the millisecond? Was it,…

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I like to think (and the sooner the better!) of a cybernetic meadow where mammals and computers live together in mutually programming harmony like pure water touching clear sky. I like to think (right now, please!) of a cybernetic forest filled with pines…

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One of the central tasks that we must perform as scientists – especially as we progress in our careers – is project management. To that end, I’ll admit that I find myself a bit overwhelmed with my projects lately. I have many different things I’m working…

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Cosyne is the Computational and Systems Neuroscience conference held every year in Salt Lake City (though – hold the presses – it is moving to Denver in 2018). It’s status as the keystone Computational and Systems Neuro conference makes it a fairly good…

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The beautiful thing about science is that it works. It doesn’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican; an atheist, Christian or Muslim; rich or poor. It works. It has consistently provided the tools necessary to improve everyone’s lives. Whether that…

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Visual projection neurons in the Drosophila lobula link feature detection to distinct behavioral programs. Ming Wu, Aljoscha Nern, W. Ryan Williamson, Mai M Morimoto, Michael B Reiser, Gwyneth M Card, Gerald M Rubin. The hippocampus as a predictive…

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I should think that we are all pretty well aware of the trend to neuroify pretty much everything (neuroaesthetics, neuroeconomics, uh neuroecology). In a review of Gordon Shepherd’s book Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine, Steven Shapin…

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Any good examples of machine learning ideas that have had an influence on neuroscience? — Cian O'Donnell (@cian_neuro) December 27, 2016 This question has been going round the neurotwitters over the past day or so. Let’s limit ourselves to ideas that came…
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