Woods Hole Neuroinformatics summer course

Course Date: August 14 – 29, 2004. Extended application deadline: April 12, 2004. An outgrowth of the Workshop on the Analysis of Neural Data. Scope included all forms of time series data gathered in a neuroscientific context. Limited to 25 participants.



Neuromorphic Engineering newsletter

interesting research summaries of recent research in neuromorphic engineering: here’s a link to the newsletter.


RNI/Stanford Theoretical Neuroscience Public Lectures

More from the Jeff Hawkins (father of the PalmPilot and computational neuroscience fanatic!) and his Redwoods Neuroscience Institute: Five public lectures on theoretical neuroscience from March through May at Stanford’s new BioX center.

From the website: “This spring, the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, in collaboration with Stanford University, will host five public lectures on the Stanford campus by leading thinkers in theoretical neuroscience. Despite decades of research and general progress in experimental neuroscience, we still don’t have an overall theory of how our brains work. In this series we have asked the speakers to share their perspective on this problem and to give their outlook on the development of a brain theory.”

Between this neat seminar series and the 72 degree weather today in SF, I really wish I was back at Stanford!


Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April 18-20, 2004

Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting
April 18-20, 2004
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
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RNA interference

Nature is doing a free web focus on RNAi (the use of short RNA molecules that silence mRNA and, hence, gene expression). This technique has been celebrated for the last year as the “instant knockout,” “the new molecular medicine,” and with even more outrageous promises than that. Still, the rise of RNAi in just a few years to becoming such a dominant technique is interesting.

The free web focus includes many different Nature articles from the past year on RNAi, including some review articles.


Thinking places

Where are you when you get your best ideas?

The story below (Financial Times) is a bit whimsical but I was surprised to learn that, in a recent survey, people reported that only 1 in a 100 ideas happens at work.
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