I'm all for self-studying, including going through an entire college curriculum on your own, in less time than a traditional four-year program. Based on several schools (Yale, Harvard, MIT, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, and Oxford University) I have created a 1.5-year study curriculum in neuroscience, using open-courseware. A great online neuroscience teaser can be … Continue reading Self-study Neuroscience
Author: Reading Between the Dunes
1.5 year Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
Principles of neuroscience Neurobiology Neurobiology of behavior Animal behavior Structure and functional organization of the human nervous system Bioethics in neuroscience Brain development and plasticity Cell and molecular neuroscience Synaptic organization of the nervous system Molecular transport Neurobiology of learning and memory Hippocampus Circadian neurobiology Perception and decision Neuroeconomics Motor control Pain Research stats Experimental … Continue reading 1.5 year Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
Our brains are more than Turing Complete
I was listening to a lecture on computer functions and abstractions. A Turing complete computer is able to compute anything. That is, anything that is computable can be computer by a Turing complete computer. However, what even a Turing complete computer lacks is abstraction. Namely, you have to rebuild a file every time you want … Continue reading Our brains are more than Turing Complete
Interpreters, Compilers, and Learning
[Disclaimer: I know very little about computers and operating systems at this point, as I just started going back to college for my second BS, this time in CS. However, with my background in neuroscience, I can’t help but try to find parallels between what I already know about the brain and the things I’m … Continue reading Interpreters, Compilers, and Learning
Findings Friday: The aging brain is a distracted brain
However, after training, both the rats and the humans made fewer errors. In fact, electrophysiological brain recordings indicated that neural responses to the non-target, or distracting, tones were decreased.
Technique Thursday: Microiontophoresis
...current is passed through a micropipette tip and a solute is delivered to a desired location...
Manic Monday: Eye of the Storm
Elliott decided that since she had blue eyes and was the teacher, blue-eyed students were superior.
The Pain in Brain Stays Mainly in the…Brain?
Pain is a major force of survival. Without pain, we would, simply, not survive. Of course, pain can be cumbersome, and unnecessary, at times. For example, when you stub your toe on your desk, do you really need that much pain for that long? More importantly to this discussion, what do you do when you … Continue reading The Pain in Brain Stays Mainly in the…Brain?
Monty Python’s influence in Neuroscience
Ever heard of the computer programming language called Python? Where do you think Python got its name from? Monty Python! Python programming has had an increasing effect on neuroscientific developments. In fact, with the growing field of computational neuroscience, Python programming has taken a role in how neuroscience research occurs. Python itself is a high-level … Continue reading Monty Python’s influence in Neuroscience
Not quite Alibaba: Robber’s Cave Experiment
Then came the Competition stage. Over the course of 4-6 days, friction between the two groups was to occur. Basically, there was a turf war.