The Spike

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

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Mark Humphries

Uses his brain to understand brains. Is that possible? Neuroscience: https://humphries-lab.org

Latest Posts

When Cortex Stops Making Sense

When cortex is useless, what do we learn?

Brains as Analog Computers

Brains might compute, but not digitally.

Handing Science Over to the Machines

And other consequences of rewarding quantity, not quality

Ben Barres tells his story in his own words

His new autobiography will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate the underdogs of the brain

Yes, the brain is a computer…

No, it’s not a metaphor

How To Find Out If Your Brain Is a Computer

And end dumb arguments about metaphors

There is no such thing as a computational person

We need to get past the essentialist mindset about coding

Occam’s dice

Distrusting biological metaphors

Preparing for a neuroscience PhD

You don’t need a neuroscience background, and it might even help if you don’t. You do, however, need research experience.

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