Vectorial Brain Slices

A collection of brain slices made with Graphic. I’ve recently updated my mac to the latest OS and – unfortunately – my favourite illustration software (sketch) seems to be not fully compatible with the new OS (at least the VERY old version I have). While this is indeed a real DISASTER, I have been forced … Continue reading


New (dark) Color Palette for 2018

New year, new color palette for data visualization! I do not use a lot of dark backgrounds. I definitely prefer using white backgrounds (both for print – of course- and powerpoint slides). Light backgrounds help the Reader/Audience to focus on the data presented. Dark backgrounds require more heavy processing. Nonetheless, a dark background is really … Continue reading


SfN17 illustrations

I could not attend the Society for Neuroscience 2017 annual meeting … So I just connected to twitter, followed the #sfn17 hashtag and tried to immerse myself in the moment, but rather than tweeting 140 characters, I have tried to diffuse my frustration (for not being there) by tweeting some “fresh” illustrations on the topics … Continue reading


The Mighty Mini Scope for Behavioral Studies in Microorganisms

I used to spend many hours working on microscopes, but now that the job has changed I am no longer playing around with microscopes. So you can imagine my excitement when I had the opportunity to develop a behavioral setup for microorganisms. There’s plenty of interesting and fascinating questions to ask in the microcosmos but … Continue reading


My top 6 “positions” in bed…

Feeling so sleep-deprived lately… ūüôā


Object Exploration Patterns

This is how a mouse reacts when you change the spatial arrangement of the objects placed inside the arena. #openfield #objectexploration #memory #spatialchange


Taking a Break from Data Compression

I’ve been doing a full immersion in data compression lately (especially focused on video compression). Just to take my mind off entropy encoding, fast python implementations of Run Length Encoding, OpenCV, and Fourier Theory, I have been playing around with some old vectorial drawings… Also, I am trying to drop my obsession with the brain … Continue reading


Artificial intelligence, Deep Learning, Memory in the Brain and Data Management: 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, and Neuroscience . ¬†What are the open research areas in Deep¬†Learning?¬†– Big data and biomedical informatics: a challenging opportunity¬†– ¬†Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor? – neuroscience is held … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading