Archive by category | Computational

Trace some neurons, get a big check

The idea of tracing the structure of stained neurons to obtain functional insights into in situ neural networks isn’t new and dates back over 100 years to Ramón y Cajal. Just recently I discovered that copies of his books have been digitized by Google and the illustrations are incredible. See for example Studien über die Hirnrinde des Menschen.  Read more

Going for algorithm gold

In the spirit of the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing an Editorial in the August issue of Nature Methods discusses the use of organized competition for evaluating algorithm performance. Such competitions, or “collaborative experiments”, have become very popular in some large communities.  Read more