Q&A: Machine Learning, Big Data and Neuroscience Originally inspired by the brain, artificial neural networks have revolutionized modern computing. Now neuroscientists are turning these techniques back on the brain.
Q&A: New Tracking Techniques Reveal Unexpected Social Behaviors Are two pups playing or fighting? The answer is not always clear, but new automated methods can characterize social interactions in a more quantifiable way than ever before.
How the Brain Uses Neural Sequences in Navigation, Memory and Beyond By Emily Singer SCGB director David Tank discusses how virtual reality and two-photon imaging can probe the role of neural sequences in cognition.
Why Neuroscience Needs Data Scientists By Emily Singer Liam Paninski describes his efforts to process calcium imaging and other neural data, an effort that he hopes will help drive a new era of data sharing.
The State of Computational Neuroscience By Emily Singer Adrienne Fairhall, a computational neuroscientist at the University of Washington, reflects on how the field has evolved and on the biggest issues yet to be solved.
In Search of the Cogwheels of the Brain Mehrdad Jazayeri says researchers need to think carefully about what it means to do causal neuroscience.