How Important Is Spike Sorting? New research suggests that under certain conditions, localizing neural activity to specific cells is unnecessary.
Power Law Discovery May Explain Why You Can See the Forest and the Trees By Emily Singer Scientists find evidence for a surprising power law in the brain, which may help us see both smaller details and the big picture.
From the bioRxiv: A Selection of Recently Posted Papers from SCGB Investigators and Others Each month, SCGB scans the bioRxiv for interesting papers from the SCGB community and beyond.
Expanding Neuroscience’s Menagerie of Model Animals By Emily Singer Modern neuroscience research focuses largely on a handful of organisms, including rodents, worms and flies. But some researchers argue that reaching beyond these ‘usual suspects’ is essential for identifying common…
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.
Recurrent Connections Improve Neural Network Models of Vision By Grace Lindsay Two new papers highlight how researchers are using artificial neural networks to both better understand and control the visual system.