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

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?

Brains as Analog Computers

Brains might compute, but not digitally.

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