In addition to the sciency stuff, I also stumbled across some articles on meta-science. My favourite: ‘putting the biology back into neurobiology’, or a plea to diversify neuroscience. Whether it helps I don’t know, the same arguments were already made in 1950 (!), when Frank Beach lamented the decrease in the number of species and… Read More Recent meta-science reads
Long time no post! I’ll restart blogging by posting about some science and meta-science I recently read about. This post is about the sciency parts. Echolocating bats A study in PLoS Biology about echolocating bats found that the bats move their ears in a way that enhances the acoustic cues they need for localizing sounds.… Read More Recent science findings
Two very different articles I read recently made me think – both essentially question the fundamental approaches of current neuroscience. One is a preprint on biorxiv by Eric Jonas and Konrad Kording called ‘Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?‘, and the other is an essay by Robert Epstein entitled ‘The empty brain‘. The first paper‘s… Read More Neuroscientists – take this!
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I have subscribed to quite a few journals to get alerts about new papers. Mostly this signifies lots of stuff to wade through until something interesting or relevant pops up. But one thing I always look forward to is the Q&A in Current Biology. In this section, some professor/researcher is asked questions…
I came across a few articles yesterday centered around pay gaps between men and women. This is the 21st century, and still, women are not paid the same as men. 13.9%! From this number, the Fawcett Society also calculates the Equal Pay Day – the day of the year from which onwards women effectively work for… Read More Pay gap musings
For the second time in a row, I attended the interdisciplinary college, a spring school/workshop/conference medley, which again brought together students and experts from psychology, cognition, artificial intelligence, robotics all the way to neuroscience. This year’s topic was transitions and transformations – dynamic interactive systems. The format was up to 5 simultaneous courses, which mostly… Read More IK 2016
In a time where BigData (whatever that means) becomes more and more prevalent, the ability to find meaning in data by visualising it is a great asset. Indeed, it is something that I continuously try to learn and improve, and I’ll tell you about some inspiring visualisations as well as some lessons I have learnt on the… Read More Data visualisation