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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."


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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
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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
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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
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comment Cosyne vs CNS conferences for Computational Neuroscience?
You missed what is perhaps the premier one, NIPS
Feb
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comment Why is storytelling an effective way to transmit information between people?
Thanks for doing it! :) No rush.
Feb
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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"
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comment Why is storytelling an effective way to transmit information between people?
Can you elaborate a bit on the pertinent details of the study?
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comment What is an effective metric of complexity for an Artificial Neural Network?
In terms of number of neurons, our gut has nearly as many as the human brain. If anything, synapses would be a better indicator of intelligence, but that's not always true.
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revised Regarding “a human brain can hold enough information to fill 10 libraries”, can we quantify the memory required for a given task?
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revised Is there evidence that “people in Eastern societies are more in touch with their communities while Western societies value uniqueness more”?
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