I was shot by my toddler

AKA How I managed to survive an armed toddler. I hide a gun in my house, it’s in a safe place. I have a gun (Smith & Wesson Shield) hidden in the top drawer of a chest of drawers by the main hallway. It’s conveniently located between the bedroom and the entrance door. It’s there for more …

 

Link Roundup for Brain, AI and Data Science

News and Resources for Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience & Data Science. Abstracts – neuroinformatics2017.org Abstract submission is open for the Neuroinformatics conference. Workshops- COSYNE 2017 – www.cosyne.org The conference is long past, but the list of abstracts is the best way to catch up with what is (and will be) trending in neuroscience, and brain-based artificial intelligence. more …

 

Week 16: Link Roundup

This is a ~weekly Link Roundup of the most interesting content I found in the past week. News and Resources for Artificial Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Neuroscience & Psychology. 10 things marketers need to know about AI | CIO – www.cio.com ai-enabled marketing isn’t just about cute chatbots. here’s what cmos, cios and others need more …

 

Biased Analysis in Behavior Research

The study of apparent behavior One of the most intriguing experiments in the history of psychology is the one performed by Heider and Simmel – Heider, F, & Simmel, M. (1944):  “An experimental study of apparent behavior“. American Journal of Psychology, 57, 243–259. In brief, the authors showed some geometric shapes moving around the screen 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 …