A Brief Intermission

I’m heading off in the wee hours of the morning for my one true vacation of the summer. For five days, I’ll be in the desert, far from phone reception (let alone high-speed internet). I’ll be back in about a week, with posts on instinctual fear reactions, drug use, and all kinds of other awesome neuroscientific wonderfulness. Until then, here are some sites I think you’ll really like: The Thoughtful Animal Oscillatory Thoughts Beautiful Proteins Open Connectome Project Neuroself See you all next week!

Clearing Things Up

I’ve spent the past few weeks considering various aspects of the techniques and concepts I’ve been writing about here, and I realized I’ve made at least one error that I consider to be pretty serious. I’ve also failed to make some crucial distinctions clear – and in doing so, I’ve done injustice to some of my favorite topics. So I’d like to use this post to lay out – in a way that makes sense – just what I’m getting at when I mention concepts like gods in the same breath as, say, the DMN. My biggest error was failing to clearly…