Monthly archive July, 2017
Brainy Breakdown: 7/28/2017

Brainy Breakdown: 7/28/2017

Forget team Zuckerberg or team Musk, in the AI debate, I’m on team Ng. An argument against lowering the standard p value threshold. Neuroscience needs behavior. Very similar to our take on this paper. Another in the never-ending series of neural networks generating quotidien things. Neuroskeptic fools predatory journals with the science of midi-chlorians. Lol...
Reproducibility: an Issue of Exploration vs Confirmation

Reproducibility: an Issue of Exploration vs Confirmation

Much has been made of the reproducibility crisis in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. There are many partial culprits: small sample size, subjects tending to come from a single weird demographic, convoluted processing pipelines, and a phenomenon that goes by several names: P hacking or Data Dredging Circular Analysis or Double Dipping HARKing (Hypothesizing After Results...
Brainy Breakdown: 7/21/17

Brainy Breakdown: 7/21/17

Explaining ML with food analogies. Basic but fun. The battle for fMRI cluster sizes rages on. Confirmed: Ravens are really smart! AI and Super Smash Bros, Melee Want to inspire a young potential scientist? Become their penpal! What are humans, anyway?