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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.

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Hello! A brief - I’m an Asst Prof at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I study organizational principles of . We study underlying , , and across species. We also develop methods for synapse-resolution . Looking forward to learning more!


Introducing a new connectomic dataset of the adult fly central nervous system: the Brain And Nerve Cord (BANC). Tomorrow 11a ET at @flywirenews’s town hall.

3,013 neurons, half a million synapses: the complete #connectome of the whole #Drosophila larval brain!

Winding, Pedigo et al. 2022. "The connectome of an insect brain"

We’ve mapped and analysed its circuit architecture, from sensory neurons to brain output neurons, as reconstructed from volume electron microscopy, and here is what we found. 1/

#neuroscience #connectomics #vEM #volumeEM

Hello Mastodon friends! #Introduction time…

I study neural networks supporting flexible #Navigation at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus. Using tractable systems, both biological (flies) and artificial (RNNs), I try to link the structure of neural circuits to their underlying function. In grad school, I studied hippocampal ripples at Caltech, and I love searching for shared operating principles across systems/species.

Here are two of my favorite fly neuron types. Aren’t they beautiful? 🙂

I’m a bit late to the game, but now out, in a more final form:

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.

"Structured cerebellar connectivity supports resilient pattern separation" Nguyen, Thomas et al. in @darbly's lab

Spectacular work based on connectomic reconstruction from nanometre-resolution volume electron microscopy and computational modelling that contributes novel findings in cerebellar microcircuitry:

"both the input and output layers of the circuit exhibit redundant and selective connectivity motifs, which contrast with prevailing models. Numerical simulations suggest that these redundant, non-random connectivity motifs increase the resilience to noise at a negligible cost to the overall encoding capacity. This work reveals how neuronal network structure can support a trade-off between encoding capacity and redundancy, unveiling principles of biological network architecture with implications for the design of artificial neural networks."

Hi all!
I am an engineer and software developer focused on tools for research, especially for extracellular . Core developer of @spikeinterface.

Currently working with the Allen Institute of Neural Dynamics to build efficient and automated pipelines for large-scale ephys analysis. Also working part-time with CatlystNeuro, helping labs to adopt open-source and standard solutions for analysis and data storage.
I'm also interested in biophysical , , and approaches to probe neural activity.

Hello world! We are Open Ephys. We make #opensource hardware and software for #neuroscience research. We are a worker cooperative ( We want to make scientific tools available to anybody who might want to use them.

Hey everyone! 👋 #introduction
I'm a PhD student in Biostatistics (& Computational Biology) at UC Berkeley. I am interested in statistical modeling and data analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing and imaging data, as well as CRISPR screening.
I’m excited about developing and applying models to learn new biology, esp. immunology and neuroscience.
#womeninstem #FirstGen

I joined Twitter with the attempt to connect the scientific world only at the professional level. I want a #freshstart in Mastodon. I want to be more human, connect to people as a person, and also at the professional level. Here comes the first post about my passion: #cooking. Have you ever tried #popcorn chicken? It is a classical #Taiwanese street food that I often ate as late night snack. I love it so much that I‘d made them myself. Great to go with beer!

#introduction I am Peggy Wei, an #NewPI (3 years old) at #DKFZ . I am also a mother with two children, and a cooking lover. We use #omics and #mousemodel to understand genome integrity and somatic mosaicism in the developing #brain. Other interests include but not limited to #neuropsychiatric disorders , #cancer origin, DNA #replication, #CNV, and #singlemolecule view of DNA damage. I transferred from the other server ( because I feel closer to genomics.

Some advice from Seymour Benzer that Drosopila, and other neurobiologists, would be wise to remember.

Hello👋 I’m a research fellow and psychiatrist at the University of Cambridge. I work on interactions between the immune system, brain and behaviour esp using #ImmunoGenetics approaches. Interested in #biomarker discovery in psychiatry. Looking forward to discussions on here! #genomics #immunopsychiatry #neuroscience #neuroimmunology #introduction

POSTDOC alert: We're looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our lab at Dartmouth! We study the neural basis of perception, memory, and neurodiversity using fMRI + VR.

Learn about the brain and live in the mountains! Please share.

I'm a #neuroscientist in Singapore using #zebrafish to understand appetite control and gut-brain signaling pathways. Check out my lab at My other hobbies are hanging out with my two cats, rock climbing, and swimming, but the former is to me wayyy more fun than the latter two :blobcat_pat: New to this app and still rather confused, but happy to try out something new!


OK, guess it's time.

:ablobwave: I'm Roby, I'm an ID doc at Mass General Hospital in Boston, and a PI with a lab at the Broad Institute that studies antibiotic resistance; and transcriptomics as a comprehensive, quantitative way to understand phenotype of microbes & immune systems under stress; and leverages that for molecular diagnostic development.

Pro: open science, nerdy paper summaries, dad jokes, tennis, coffee, vaccines, kindness, equity, sleep.

Con: AMR, pandemics.

#Introduction. I'm a neurotechnologist and neuroscientist at Imperial College London (where I am Professor of Neurotechnology in the Dept of Bioengineering). My research focuses on understanding the neural coding of memory, and how it is impaired in memory disorders. Towards these goals I also develop new tools for neuroscience (multiphoton, data analysis, mouse behaviour etc). Outside science I'm into cycling (particularly gravel). #neuroscience #neurotechnology

So, I've joined the mass migration! Here's a wee #introduction:

I'm a science journalist interested in stories about people & science: how we generate evidence, how we use evidence, how we treat the people involved in the process.

New Scot 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, but always Saffa 🇿🇦, with an increasingly weird hybrid accent. Talk to me about bikes, running, music, and dogs.

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