Neuroscience
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...
OHBM Annual Meeting 2017

OHBM Annual Meeting 2017

This year I presented a poster at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) annual meeting in Vancouver. I had a nice time and saw some interesting stuff, which I’d like to share with you all. To keep it brief, I’m going to focus on the highlights. Overall Themes Reproducibility. In addition to creating a...
How can we show that deep learning and the brain are related? Integration of Deep Learning and Neuroscience Final Post

How can we show that deep learning and the brain are related? Integration of Deep Learning and Neuroscience Final Post

As we’ve discussed in our previous posts, this paper on the integration of deep learning and neuroscience has been highly speculative. The authors have listed deep learning-inspired hypotheses about the brain and discussed how the brain may be consistent with those hypotheses. The concluding portion of the paper discusses potential experiments that could help prove...