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May
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comment What is the difference between a mechanistic and a statistical predictive model?
@PaulBarr I can't write MWE for those, since mechanistic models are usually complex...also I don't have the time. Sorry.
May
15
comment What is the difference between a mechanistic and a statistical predictive model?
@PaulBarr Usually, you can simulate the mechanistic model, but often difficult to fit its parameters from data. To build the mechanistic model, it is often necessary to make assumptions about the dynamics and parameters which are not strongly supported by data.
May
15
comment What is the difference between a mechanistic and a statistical predictive model?
@PaulBarr I think you are missing the point. If you had the appropriate data, you can always use statistics to answer the how question. Mechanistic models sometimes don't have that luxury, and are pieced together from partial knowledge from here and there. Statistical modeling exploits the observed variables, in my example, those would be only the drug administration and the heart rate.
May
14
answered What is the difference between a mechanistic and a statistical predictive model?
May
11
comment Why is the brain dependent on glucose?
I don't have a clue, but just plausible ideas: (1) amino acid or lipid processing is more dangerous or hinders function. Neurons need to survive for a life time. (2) the rate at which neurons need to regulate their energy level requires fast modulation, and only glucose can do it.
May
10
reviewed Approve What causes morning wood?
May
5
revised Is the number of stamens always 9 for geranium?
better title
May
5
comment Neural coupling between Pinsky-Rinzel (reduced Traub) neuron with a Wang-Buzsaki neuron?
By "action potentials" you mean the pattern of firing, not the shape of the action potential itself? Also, what's driving these neurons?
May
5
comment Neural coupling between Pinsky-Rinzel (reduced Traub) neuron with a Wang-Buzsaki neuron?
your first link to Pinsky and Rinzel is invalid. Try linking DOI or the abstract page.
May
4
reviewed Approve Lentivector biosafety
May
3
comment Feeling of spicy
What is cooling doing exactly to the perception here? Any references that would support your claim?
Apr
28
comment Oscillatory electrical system using a chain of neurons
I vote to re-open this (edited) question. At least there are some theoretical studies on such systems, and also relation to how such constructions can't explain the scalar property.
Apr
22
revised Immediate stroke/seizure Therapy
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Apr
22
answered Immediate stroke/seizure Therapy
Apr
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Apr
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comment Supercomputer Vs Human Brain
In my opinion this is a much better answer than Devashish Das (OP)'s answer which got 15 up votes and is chosen as an answer at the moment.
Apr
7
reviewed Approve Why gluconeogenesis?
Apr
2
revised Is it possible for a human to wake up in a wrong way?
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Apr
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revised Is it possible for a human to wake up in a wrong way?
link to wikipedia
Apr
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revised Is it possible for a human to wake up in a wrong way?
wrong contribution pointer!!!