@callieconnected @albertcardona. Noise is complex. A system’s robustness to noise can be improved in different ways, for example by minimizing variability or increasing signal size and separability.

We think the network we mapped is able to do this because neurons sample more redundantly than expected from specific inputs. Those inputs may be less noisy or convey more relevant information. This is interesting because prevailing models assume random, non-specific sampling, which is thought to optimize the amount of information a network can encode.

If interested, this review may be useful: cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896

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Great paper: a droplet assay to encapsulate single micron-sized algae to study long-term .
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Hi all,

I'm a postdoc in #computerscience at the University of #Vienna, working in #algorithms.

I am interested in the design, analysis, and experimental evaluation of algorithms and especially in #AlgorithmEngineering , which means that I am studying how algorithms perform in practice and how to make them better and/or faster in real-world scenarios. I particularly like dynamic algorithms, which can also deal with changes in the data and don't have to recompute from scratch.


Hi all! I’m a neuroscientist and cerebellum enthusiast doing a postdoc at Western University, CAN. I did my PhD in Oxford, UK on neurotransmitter changes in the cerebellum and postdoc-ed in Cambridge.

I want to find out what the cerebellum contributes to cognition and how it interacts with the cortex. For that, I use imaging (fMRI, MRS) & computational techniques (NLP, ML) & brain stim (tDCS).

Follow me for a dose of cerebellum news and science memes!
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Some very cool science from
Scott Hensley's lab published today in Science points a way to a potential universal #flu vaccine. If this works in people, this could prime us against all known flu hemagglutinins, dramatically lowering the risks flu pandemics pose. statnews.com/2022/11/24/experi

I’m a bit late to the game, but now out, in a more final form: nature.com/articles/s41586-022

Tri Nguyen, @lathomas42, and our team found neurons sample inputs redundantly and selectively in ways that may help make the network more robust with a minimal loss of encoding capacity.

@albertcardona Thank you for so kindly describing Tri Nguyen’s and @lathomas42’s paper. Indeed, Purkinje cells are amongst the most “elegant and luxurious” extracted out of our EM data.

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One of the two first authors, Logan Thomas @lathomas42 is on mastodon, as is the senior author Wei Lee @darbly. Welcome! And what a spectacular paper on . Those must be the prettiest Purkinje cell renderings since the century-old famous ones from Cajal. This time with synapses though!

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👋 Hello from #Zurich!

I'm a researcher working at the intersection of #neurosciene and #ai. Before joining Google's #connectomics team earlier this year, I did my PhD advised by @jakhmack on simulation-based Inference (#sbi).

Excited to see Mastodon gaining momentum!

@brembs @HeedLab @bohaceklab @eLife @richardsever I tend to agree that the incentives are in the wrong place. Public funders should incentivize behaviors that support scientific advance rather than the careers of individual scientists (as in, CNS publications). Open Science is non-trivial in cost and effort and until it is supported and valued for funding/hiring decisions, it will be hard to have systemic change

I will start recruitment soon, but for now, I'm looking for
- a lab manager who will build the new lab with me (namely the central pillar of my Dresden lab)
- a postdoctoral fellow interested in comparing tissue mechanics of organoids across species.
Please reach out to me. 3/

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Introductory post: I'm an entomologist/evolutionary biologist that's interested in the evolution of Hymenoptera 🐝 🐜 , in particular gall inducing/ parasitic wasps. Currently I'm a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Edinburgh, using phylogenomics 🧬 , community ecology 💻 , and morphological taxonomy 🔬 to figure out who's who, and who eats who in tritrophic systems consisting of 🌹 -> 🌹gall wasps->their natural enemies.

Our gigantic pub on the arthropod associates of 155 North American cynipid oak galls is now freely available! We report rearing records from 527,306 galls representing 201 different oak gall types collected from 32 oak tree species in US + Canada.


#introductions: Hi, I'm a junior #professor in Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology, doing #research on #attention, #emotion and #social #development using #psychology and #neuroscience methods such as #eye-tracking and #EEG. I'm also an #OpenScience enthusiast and a #MotherInScience

Honest question. A large portion of the #neuroscience community just moved from bird to mammoth. A massive shift. What if we all decided to destroy the broken publishing system by only submitting to @eLife from now on? What would happen? Would eLife collapse in an instant? Would its impact factor rise astronomically? Where would we publish all the stuff that gets rejected from them? @richardsever

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Committed to publishing quality research software with zero article processing charges or subscription fees.


Just wanted to share a link to our #LongCOVID mechanisms, risk factors and recovery review that's just come out in Experimental Physiology. It was such a pleasure to work with so many excellent scientists on this - most of whom I haven't yet bumped into on mastodon.


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