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(a.k.a. jonsca here)

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington is one of my science heroes, so I'm featuring him on my cogsci profile. He is often credited with coining the word "synapse."


Feb
21
revised Aesthetic preference for even or odd numbers
added 2 characters in body
Feb
19
reviewed Leave Open Why do I get smaller accuracy when I use 80% of training sets using HMAX model?
Feb
19
reviewed Leave Open What are the mathematical models of memory?
Feb
16
comment What causes a muscle to be unsteady?
@NickStauner think asking this from a muscle physiology perspective on Biology would be fine. I think we can shed some light on the motor control end of things from this side, though.
Feb
16
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
14
reviewed Leave Open What does a cortical column do?
Feb
14
reviewed Leave Open Will hearing but not listening to a video mentor help me learn?
Feb
14
reviewed Close What is mindful focused self-awareness from a cognitive science perspective?
Feb
13
comment What does a cortical column do?
Vernon Mountcastle was instrumental in the discovery of the cortical column. I will elaborate a bit more later, but some of his older papers are probably freely available online.
Feb
13
reviewed Looks Good What is the current consensus on if fMRI studies in blood flow actually match brain activity?
Feb
13
comment How to structure affective picture stimuli for an EEG study?
I'm glad to see this get a great answer. I've always done event driven studies, but you make an excellent point.
Feb
12
comment Cosyne vs CNS conferences for Computational Neuroscience?
(I will freely admit you're probably much more steeped in these areas than me)
Feb
12
comment Cosyne vs CNS conferences for Computational Neuroscience?
@Artem I will take a closer look. The people I knew that went had interests that sat on a murky manifold of all of those areas. It's possible I oversold it.
Feb
11
comment How to structure affective picture stimuli for an EEG study?
Thirded, hehe. This is a good question, but we need to know what sort of analyses you'll be doing on the data (power spectra, coherence, etc.). I can tell you that you're likely going to want to lock onto a particular event (image onset, image offset, etc.) for the results to be viable. Also, the best advice any of us can give you is to look at the methods in the existing literature for your field and mimic them as closely as possible.
Feb
11
comment Cosyne vs CNS conferences for Computational Neuroscience?
Two notable names that I'm not seeing are G. Bart Ermentrout and Larry Abbott, but that doesn't mean they weren't participating.
Feb
11
comment Cosyne vs CNS conferences for Computational Neuroscience?
I have no clue about those two, unfortunately. They both look like they have some big names. Cosyne looks like it had more program chairs in 2011 that I recognized (Daniel Wolpert, for example is a superstar in Bayesian coding, etc.). The fact that CNS draws Christof Koch as a keynote speaker should speak for itself!
Feb
11
comment Cosyne vs CNS conferences for Computational Neuroscience?
(it mixes in some ML and AI, too, so it's not "pure" computational neuroscience, but you'll find all of the big names there)
Feb
11
comment Cosyne vs CNS conferences for Computational Neuroscience?
You missed what is perhaps the premier one, NIPS
Feb
9
comment Why is storytelling an effective way to transmit information between people?
Thanks for doing it! :) No rush.
Feb
9
comment What is an effective metric of complexity for an Artificial Neural Network?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_nervous_system#Anatomy there are actually 10^8 neurons, but not much "intelligence"