Workshops at Capo Caccia 2013


Competition and cortex in Sardinia

28th February, 2013

A view of Alghero, with Capo Caccia in the distance, from the mountain road above Alghero

A view of Alghero, with Capo Caccia in the distance, from the mountain road above Alghero

This year at Capo Caccia we will be talking about what forms of computation exist in cortex and how they are implemented, exploring whether competition in cortex can explain high-level representations of visual objects, and thinking about ways to maintain state with cortical oscillations.

Kernel density estimation for circular functions

28th March, 2014
A circular distribution (blue line) estimated using a kernel density method.

Matlab code for performing kernel density estimates on periodic and aperiodic domains, for unidimensional and multidimensional data.

The myth of the Scientist-Priest


Letter to the Editor

5th March, 2013

Eliane Glaser trots out the old "science is a gated community" argument, with scientists as priests or gatekeepers with "privileged access" to the minutiae of the natural world ("Prof Brian Cox: physicist or priest?"). This feels particularly mean-spirited considering the target of her epithets is none other than Brian Cox, who spends a considerable portion of his days striving to make science accessible to non-scientists...