Monthly archive August, 2016
Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?

Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?

Paper Review: Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor? Eric Jonas and Konrad Kording http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/05/26/055624 Do neuroscientific techniques really tell us how the brain works? Are neuroscientists just barking up the wrong tree? Jonas and Kording think we might be. However, Alona and Nicole disagree. Alona: Nicole, you found this paper a few weeks ago and we...
Doing a PhD is like training for the Olympics

Doing a PhD is like training for the Olympics

Alona: I’ve had this theory for a while now: doing a PhD is like training for the Olympics.  Given that we’re in the midst of the 2016 summer Olympics, we thought this would be a great topic to discuss on the blog. The idea came to me maybe halfway through my PhD, when I was...
Hello

Hello

Brainy was borne out of the rapport we (Alona & Nicole) built during our time as lab mates while pursuing PhDs at CMU with Tom Mitchell.   We are both interested in the practice of science. We do science for a living, but we also love to think (out loud) about how to do science well....