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BS Physics (received)

MS Computational Neuroscience (received)

PhD Theoretical Neuroscience (attending/pursuing)

Published Paper: Transient spatiotemporal chaos in the Morris-Lecar neuronal network

Psychedelic improv band: Luop Garou


Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed How to compute weights and bias for a McCulloch-Pitts neuron?
Sep
17
reviewed Leave Open Difference between meditating and watching a movie
Sep
17
comment Are there any serious neuroscientific theories of emotional valence?
More specifically, I meant the free energy principle. If you haven't seen the original paper by Frist, then here!
Sep
17
revised Are there any serious neuroscientific theories of emotional valence?
+link, formatting
Sep
16
answered Are there any serious neuroscientific theories of emotional valence?
Sep
12
comment What's the functional difference between the NEF and normal ANNs?
What the NEF does is translate neural coding into the solving of differential equaions (well functions more generally) You might argue that it's a specific implementation of ANN.
Sep
11
comment Why do scientists say brains are faster than computers?
I don't think that modeling the brain processing is a fair comparison to what a computer can do. When we model the brain processes, we do some things that are inefficient form a computational perspective, but informative from a scientific perspective. A computer scientists trying to achieve the same processing task without care for the way neurons/brains do it will be able to make a much more efficient algorithm.
Sep
11
comment Why do scientists say brains are faster than computers?
Accepting @ChuckSherrington 's point, I would say that the computer is much faster at serial tasks (if you give it a list of operations, it can complete them one after another much faster than the brain) yet... the brain is better at parallel processing and integrating information from several different sensory systems into one cognitive moment.
Sep
9
comment Number of presynaptic inputs per cell in primary visual cortex
There's no need to lawyer up, I made no proposition to close your question; but if you post it on the biology exchange as well, you'll have a larger audience (and possibly people more equipped to answer).
Sep
8
reviewed Leave Open Can microdialysis be made in Drosophila melanogaster?
Sep
8
comment Number of presynaptic inputs per cell in primary visual cortex
Hello! This would be a better question to ask at biology.stackexchange.com since it doesn't touch on cognition.
Sep
8
reviewed Reviewed Does writing something down help memorize it?
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed Phenomena where group truly feels a certain way, but each member says that they feel the other way to avoid being the odd one out
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed What's the major difference between mind and brain?
Sep
6
comment Neurological basis of selfishness?
I'm still not clear what you're asking and your comments are getting pejorative. Please keep a civil tone.
Sep
4
answered Why do we have so many wishes and desires?
Sep
3
answered Why do children sometimes not do what they are told, even though their environment supports them fully to do so?
Sep
2
revised What's the major difference between mind and brain?
expanded first paragraph
Sep
2
revised What's the major difference between mind and brain?
expanded first paragraph
Sep
1
comment Neurological basis of selfishness?
How do you mean?