Neuroscience papers to read 3

Neuroscience papers to read this week. Note: these lists are for my own reference, but hopefully you’ll find something interesting in there too.

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CNS 2015 in Prague, deadline extended

It seems unlikely that I’ll be able to attend CNS (the annual computational neuroscience meeting) this year (I went to the Quebec meeting last year and it was great – my posters are on figshare), but they’ve just announced that the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 1st March. It’s a cool meeting with some fun and interesting people, and Prague is swell. I feel I should be pimping it out, too, as I did the poster:

CNS 2015 Prague

Obviously the poster is now out of date with the abstract deadline there. Anyway.


Neuroscience papers to read 2

More exciting (possibly) neuroscience papers for this week. Note: these lists are for my own reference, but hopefully you’ll find something interesting in there too.

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2014 in metal

La Fin Absolue du Monde album cover2014 perhaps wasn’t a vintage year for metal (certainly not up to 2013’s high standards), but there were still some excellent releases. Future generations will no doubt remember 2014 as the year I started reviewing albums for the finest music web-site on the internet, Angry Metal Guy. I did a top 10 list there, and here I’ve expanded it to my usual top 20 plus stragglers (top 20s were customary at the Snakenet Metal Radio forums – 2014 will also be remembered as the year that web-site finally kicked the bucket, which is sad). Since writing my AMG list I’ve listened to Opeth’s new record a lot more and it’s climbed a few positions, knocking Blut Aus Nord out of the top 10.

1. Enabler – La Fin Absolue du Monde
2. Voices – London
3. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
4. Emptiness – Nothing But the Whole
5. Soen – Tellurian
6. Giant Squid – Minoans
7. Opeth – Pale Communion
8. Gazpacho – Demon
9. Psalm Zero – The Drain
10. Hail Spirit Noir – Oi Magoi
11. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry
12. Matyrdöd – Elddop
13. Godflesh – A World Lit Only by Fire
14. Horrendous – Ecdysis
15. Portrait – Crossroads
16. Slugdge – Gastronomicon
17. Pyrrhon – The Mother of Virtues
18. Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation
19. Menace Ruine – Venus Armata
20. Solitary Sabred – Redemption Through Force

Spotify playlist (this is missing Slugdge, whose album is on Bandcamp)

Bonus albums:

The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer
Audrey Horne – Pure Heavy
Behemoth – The Satanist
Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
Dawnbringer – Night of the Hammer
Doom:VS – Earthless
Elvenking – The Pagan Manifesto
Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails
Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless
The Great Old Ones – Tekeli-Li
Hoth – Oathbreaker
Impaled Nazarene – Vigorous and Liberating Death
Kobra and the Lotus – High Priestess
Lantlôs – Melting Sun
Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun
Morbus Chron – Sweven
Mortals – Cursed to See the Future
Panopticon – Roads to the North
Persuader – The Fiction Maze
Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Sólstafir – Ótta
Thantifaxath – Sacred White Noise
Vainaja – Kadotetut
YOB – Clearing a Path to Ascend

Loved but not metal:

Devin Townsend – Casualties of Cool
Le Cassette – Left to Our Own Devices
Mild Peril – Matter
Perturbator – Dangerous Days
Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestite

Neuroscience papers to read

Inspired by Thomas Weisswange’s Interesting (Computational) Neuroscience Papers Tumblr, and because I don’t currently have a system for remembering interesting neuroscience papers I want to check out (shame on me), I thought I would start posting weekly lists on this blog. These are mostly recent publications, with the odd one from a few months ago sneaking in. These lists will be for my own reference, but if you discover some neuroscience gems along the way then BONUS!

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