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Large scale, open neuroscience is a work-in-progress

The International Brain Lab (IBL) project has an outstanding team of PIs, covering both theory and experiments. The measurements themselves are interesting, and can lead to important insights. However, what is most distinctive…



Bias – Good people aren’t good enough

This is a bit off topic, but it’s my blog, so I’ll allow it.
A brief note on bias:
It’s not good enough to be a good person. Bias can be like an optical illusion.



EasyEDA update – online circuit design

We posted about EasyEDA years ago. They’re going strong. They’ve updated the software, and added an online, free Gerber viewer. They’ve also branched out and sell components.



New online forum for Labrigger

Here are the new Labrigger forums, running on Discourse.

Background: Justin Kiggins asked about having a Slack channel for Labrigger. The poll indicated majority support, so we agreed to set it up. Alexander Chamessian suggested…



Labrigger on Twitter

FYI: Labrigger also has a Twitter feed, which has content that doesn’t show up on this web page.



Optical Revolution meeting, Sept 6-10, Woods Hole

The 71st Annual Symposium of General Physiologists is entitled “The Optical Revolution in Physiology: from Membrane to Brain“. It features some great scientists including: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Atsushi Miyawaki, Eric Betzig, Vivian Gradinaru, Na Ji, and…



March for Science – Apr 22

OSA – Optical Society of America
SfN – Society for Neuroscience
March for Science



Nature is diluting their brand

From MIT.
Hat tip to J.S.

More print-outs:
Flyer in the Physics building
Kawaii psychophysics



Pre-preprint: blogging a project

SLAB is trying something new with one project in the lab. Prior to drafting a preprint, we’re blogging the project and sharing the results and analysis. We invite anyone to comment on the work.



Allen Institute’s Brain Observatory data set

The Allen Institute has released the first set of data from their Brain Observatory project. Many of you already know about this, but I wanted to post about it to encourage people to take a bit…



SLAB is hiring postdocs – neurobiologists and engineers

Just a reminder to anyone looking for a postdoc position: check out the “Now Hiring” link above. We’re looking for people who are pure neurobiologists, pure engineers, or any mixture of the two. Graduate students that are…



H.G. Wells and tissue clearing

This passage from H. G. Wells’ The Invisible Man (1897) is an interesting way to introduce the concept of index-matching for tissue clearing. By making sure all of the material interfaces (e.g., lipids, intracellular solutions, and extracellular…



Postdoc opening in Paris, Schmidt-Hieber lab

Christoph Schmidt-Hieber’s new lab at the Pasteur in Paris will open later this year and he has an opening for a postdoc to study neural circuits for navigation and memory.

Labrigger has covered Christoph’s open…



Postdoc position with Duguid in Edinburgh

A world-class in vivo patch clamp electrophysiologist, Ian Duguid, is recruiting to his lab. Ian provides excellent training, and his lab is in a tremendous setting: Edinburgh. Ian’s also one of the current…



Meeting in Belgium on Read-Modify-Write Neural Circuitry

Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders is having its annual Neurotechnology Symposium May 2nd and 3rd, 2016 in Leuven, Belgium.
This year the focus is on “Read- Modify- Write” technologies for interfacing with neural circuits.

Confirmed Speakers:
Dora Angelaki, Baylor College…