The Spike

The science of the brain, from the scientists of the brain

Mark Humphries

Uses his brain to understand brains. Is that possible? Neuroscience:

Latest Posts

Why Model the Brain?

An Actual Scientific Case for Brain Simulations

Thoughts on a medical mystery

How brains learn diseases, and their cures

What Should Systems Neuroscience Do Next? Voltage Imaging

The firing and the wiring at the same time

Selective Journals Are The A&R Of Science

Why selective journals have thrived in the online era

Why Scientists Feel Dumb

Or: the crushing inevitability of imposter syndrome

Choosing a neuroscience graduate program

TL;DR talk to current students & trust your instincts

The A-Z of The Spike

A reading guide

Why does the brain have a reward prediction error?

Dopamine, and the art of feedback

When Cortex Stops Making Sense

When cortex is useless, what do we learn?


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