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The Spike

2019: a lightly bamboozled review of the year in neuroscience

I think we all need a little lie down

1. “What’s so special about being human?”

Yes, it’s Jose Mourinho. If I had to explain, it wouldn’t be funny.
From Goriounova et al (2018). Each symbol is the average over the neurons in one subject; error bars are one standard deviation. The correlation (r value), regression (black line), and confidence interval of regression (blue shading) all appear to be taken from the symbols — i.e. the average scores.

2. Voltage imaging explodes

3. Mind of the worm, complete

In Other News…

That figure again, to save you the scrolling. From Goriounova et al (2018). Each symbol is the average over the neurons in one subject; error bars are one standard deviation. The correlation (r value), regression (black line), and confidence interval of regression (blue shading) all appear to be taken from the symbols — i.e. the average scores.

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Mark Humphries

Theorist & neuroscientist. Writing at the intersection of neurons, data science, and AI. Author of “The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds”