Extract data directly from websites with import.io

I’ve discussed before how to extract data from static published graphs in Matlab. But what if you wanted to extract table data from a website that doesn’t have an API? import.io does just this. You show a few examples of the data you want to extract from a site, and it guesses intelligently how to extract … More Extract data directly from websites with import.io

New paper: sensorimotor integration with travelling waves

Don’t you know about the wave? Everybody knows that the wave is the word. We have a new paper out in Neuron called “A sensorimotor role for traveling waves in visual cortex” (Zanos et al. 2015) [pdf]. Synchronous neuronal activity often propagates parallel to the cortical surface. These traveling waves are a fascinating example of the complex dynamics … More New paper: sensorimotor integration with travelling waves

PhD thesis – Parametric Models of Visual Cortex at Multiple Scales

*Updated Sun April 6th* Well it’s done! I successfully defended my thesis on April 3rd. I now have what I’ve been longing for all these years – an obnoxious title that I can remind people of whenever I’m about to lose an argument. Unfortunately, this only works when erguing with non-PhDs. Entitled Parametric Models of … More PhD thesis – Parametric Models of Visual Cortex at Multiple Scales

Keeping up with the scientific literature

To do good research, you have to be well-informed of the latest scientific developments both in your narrow field of study and in science at large. I recommend the following workflow to make this as painless as possible: Use feedly to keep up-to-date with blogs, journals Use PubChase to get personalized paper recommendations Use Zotero … More Keeping up with the scientific literature