A Logical Brain?

Apparently, famous identity-theorist U.T. Place’s brain is preserved at University of Adelaide.  See here.  You’ll notice that it’s left hemisphere (right facing you) is huge compared to it’s right.  Is this some evidence for the old logic and language in the left-brain idea (assuming Place was quite logical–and perhaps not …

NIPS 2006 Workshop: Decoding the Neural Code

There is great interest in sensory coding. Studies of sensory coding typically involve recording from sensory neurons during stimulus presentation, and the investigators determine which aspects of the neuronal response are most informative about the stimulus. These studies are left with a decoding problem: are the discovered codes, sometimes quite exotic, ultimately used by the nervous system to guide behavior? In our one-day workshop, researchers with many different backgrounds will evaluate what we know about neuronal decoders and suggest new strategies, both experimental and computational, for addressing the decoding problem.

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