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comment Can we change the direction of a neurological signal?
With an eye to doing what with the end result? Theoretically it's possible, but in practicality, it would be extremely complicated (dealing with axon collaterals and convergence/redundancy in higher centers).
Jul
7
reviewed Close Choosing the best assay for my experiment?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Do genetic modifications exist to enhance the taste of tomatoes?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Blood pressure measurement
Jul
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reviewed Close How to gather life-history traits data on bird species?
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revised Is this a crayfish hole? or wasp nest?
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answered Is this a crayfish hole? or wasp nest?
Jun
26
comment Immortality Gene? Really?
Honestly, I understand you are asking this question in earnest, but everything in that interview screams that that person is a crackpot. Ten years into his research and I've never heard anything, so he's behind schedule!
Jun
26
comment Immortality Gene? Really?
"I read somewhere in the internet" -- please link to the specific claim, because this clearly doesn't have a shred of truth to it. It will help those answering explain why it's not true.
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Not a problem! I think I'm going to sit this one out, though. There's more than enough great candidates here already.
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12
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You've done a phenomenal job on both Bio and CogSci in bolstering site content through answering questions, engaging users in comments, responsibly voting to close, as well as doing quite a bit of editing/reviewing. I think you have the enthusiasm and the motivation to do a great job as a mod.
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Jun
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comment Why does the human brain not overfit when training at some task?
(parenthetically, I'm not convinced that we don't "overfit" at times, especially in the developing brain, but analogies between ANNs and BNNs are often stretched to the point where such shared features become muddled)
Jun
5
comment Why does the human brain not overfit when training at some task?
@AliceD Overfitting is when an artificial neural network captures too many extraneous features of the data during training so that generalization becomes nearly impossible. It's an interesting question, but it's unclear, I agree with both of you.
May
31
comment A request for an overview of the cranial nerves
Very nice find!
May
31
comment A request for an overview of the cranial nerves
A lot of the information that you are looking for is in the book chapter, but I can understand how it might be overwhelming. Unfortunately, anything "easier" is probably going to be too cursory and sugar-coated, so you may just have to slog through it and cherry pick what you need. Also, you're in the perfect spot to ask specific questions about the material already! :)
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31
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