2010-05-23 Haïm Cohen : Tu Ne Laisseras Point Pleurer


  • Présentation de l'éditeur (source: amazon)
    • Où puiser l'espoir d'un monde plus humain ? En comprenant la dimension humaine des pleurs de nos bébés et en y répondant encore et encore. A partir d'arguments psychologiques et neurobiologiques, Haïm Cohen nous expose son utopie susceptible d'élever la conscience morale de nos enfants ainsi immunisés contre l'extrême violence. Manuel d'humanisme autant que de réflexion portée sur notre société, ce livre s'adresse à tous les parents soucieux du bon développement psycho-affectif de leur enfant, mais aussi à tous les lecteurs intéressés par les progrès des neurosciences.
    • Biographie de l'auteur : Haïm Cohen est pédiatre à Paris.

Read more…

2010-01-27 The original eve

  • one common statement in popular science when speaking about evolution is that we all derive from a common ancestor, the "original eve". while a posteriori, it is true that mitochodrondrial DNA allows to trace back common ancestors in our heredity, it is certainly overstated. When thinking evolution, our focus is to look back from the present to our origins, but a the time of these "few" original eves, many different eves coexisted and acted -as parts of the whole population- in the evolution.

    Read more…

2009-11-15 MoinMoin: howto install a new theme

  • locally

    scp Downloads/moniker18_2.1.1.zip  perrinet@
  • on the server

    cd /var/www/moin/perrinet/data/plugin/theme/
    export USER=www-data
    export GROUP=www-data
    export INSTANCE=/usr/share/moin/htdocs/moniker
    unzip moniker18_2.1.1.zip
    cd moniker18_2.1.1
    cat read\ me\ on\ installing.txt
    cp -r moniker /usr/share/moin/htdocs/
    cp moniker18.py ../../
    chgrp -R $GROUP $INSTANCE
    chgrp -R $GROUP ../../moniker18.py
    vim ../../../../../../perrinet.py # set moniker18 as default

2009-08-26 Creating Proceedings (almost) automatically using python and latex

In order to produce proceedings for the NeuroComp08 that we organized, I used a combination of LaTeX and Python to generate a PDF from our preprint server based on ConfMaster. This was due to the lack of an appropriate tool for this system and the need to be flexible to any change made in last minute by the authors. I used the following steps (these are summarized in the included Makefile file at the bottom that allowed to rebuild everything when any small change in these steps were done).

Read more…

2008-12-05 duplicate files

You may find yourself overwhelmed by files and in the need to keep the filesystem organized. If deleting is the best option, you may consider these 2 options:

2008-11-20 Impact Factor

Most researchers nowadays are judged based on their publication list and ---as a shortcut--- quantifically rated by their cumulative Impact Factor. How efficient is this method?

  • This paper studies the assumptions underlying the journals' impact factor and the open access initiative:
    • M. Taylor, P. Perakakis, Varvara Trachana. The siege of science , URL . Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8(1):17--40, 2008 .

2008-08-29 keyboard

Touches spéciales (unix) sur clavier Mac francais

Merci a http://busy.lab.free.fr/mac/ !

backslash \ shift + option + /
pipe, or | shift + option + L
tidle ~ option + N
simple quote ' 4 key, that's to say a regular ' on any keyboard I guess.
opening brace { option + (
closing brace } option + )
opening square bracket [ shift + option + (
closing square bracket ] shift + option + )

Read more…

2007-10-22 Deliverable M9-3: Workshop for definition of a detailed version of the V1 hypercolumn model

The INCM was holding a workshop on the V1 hypercolumn model on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2007. The purpose of the workshop was to promote the coordination of modeling efforts within the consortium and in particular to organize collaboration in WP9T2 and associated work-packages. It is labeled as deliverable M9-3: "Workshop for definition of a detailed version of the V1 hyper-column model" for WP9-2 (workpackage 9 task 2), but is also linked by its subject to WP5. In contrast to the previous meeting, we started with brief presentations of the results from each group to expose the different efficient aspects of each model. This allowed us in the second half of the workshop to converge to some main issues and prioritize the neural features that are the most important for the efficiency of V1. As for the format, we proposed that PhD students and post-docs should have the opportunity to present this work to give them experience and reduce the burden on busy chiefs. We felt it was important to involve as many in this workshop as possible as we approach a crucial stage in integrating the different models.

Read more…

2006-11-30 Post-doctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience: "Functional, Large-scale Models of Visual Motion Perception"


The position has been filled

We are currently inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience to study functional, large-scale models of visual motion perception. The post is for up to 3 years in the DyVA team at the INCM (CNRS) in Marseille, France and will be funded within the european FACETS consortium.

Read more…

2006-11-20 V1 hypercolumn Coordination Meeting, 20th - 21st Nov 2006

Subject: Coordination meeting of the WP9T2 and WP5T3 tasks.

  • The goal of the meeting was to prepare the next deliverable D25 ("model of an hyper-column") but also to join our efforts in modeling. In particular, important decisions were made toward finding canonical parameters (structure, neural parameters) of all systems being delivered in WP5T3 and WP9T2 but also concerning the definition of the common benchmark that will de deployed to the different implementations in the different partners. From this benchmark (benchmark zero), we should be able to validate different solutions to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses.

Read more…