Running and Pain

After more than 16 years of inactivity I’ve finally decided to do something about my health! I’ve started running (or jogging – read more about the putative differences between running and jogging). I’m following a strict schedule with the intention to -eventually- train for triathlon :-O … you know what they say: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll more …

 

Hubbian, SfN and the Infamous Cease & Desist

AKA: How we pissed off the most important neuroscience conference in the world The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is amazing: fresh content, amazing speakers, a galaxy of satellite meetings, social events and neuro-twitter VIPs social gatherings (sfn banter). However, the program is HUGE and finding the right stuff (abstracts, events, people …) is a daunting task that more …

 

Brain tissue and color-depth

The Amygdala The neurons of the central nucleus of the Amygdala fire whenever we experience fear.   The Hippocampus The neurons of the CA1 field of the hippocampus help us find our way (e.g. spatial navigation… but they do much more than this!) Do neurons come in different colours? Neurons are not colourful. they appear grey/white-ish under a regular more …

 

Beyond the horrific 3d bar plot

A fundamental skill that every scientist must possess is the ability to thrash other people’s work (AKA peer review). So today I’ll be thrashing a plot I found in the annual report of the University of Toronto’s Collaborative Program In Neuroscience (CPIN). CPIN plots the distribution of students across the afferent institutes using the dreadful 3D bar more …

 

Life is too short

Indeed, life is too short! I don’t have the time to curate my “made-from-scratch” blog so… back to WordPress! – – updating the content right now… Both the blog and the portfolio will be merged in this website. I will miss the level of control and the seamless dance between Python / Javascript / HTML / CSS / more …