vmPFC and Observational Learning

This is a placeholder post for now, but our manuscript describing deficits in observational learning in patients with focal vmPFC damage is out at Cerebral Cortex. More at the link: http://t.co/JFF5KRoZA0 CC just posted our manuscript describing deficits in observational learning after vmPFC lesion. @dharshsky #article—…

Scientific Python: Anaconda

As I've mentioned before, I love to use Python for data processing and statistical analysis. In this entry, I'll describe my recent experience with the Anaconda Python distribution published by Continuum Analytics. Thus far, using Anaconda has been very straightforward and I'm sufficiently impressed to recommend it. The problem A…

Scientific Python on openSUSE

The Python programming language has a terrific and rapidly growing scientific ecosystem, and I'm currently using some of those tools to apply Support Vector Machines to neuroimaging data. Our neuroimaging lab uses openSUSE Linux, and getting the necessary Python packages installed proved to be a bit tricky. With some help…

vmPFC and false memory

Not remembering what you shouldn't Are there brain regions that help us to fill in gaps in memory? What would happen when those regions are damaged? My co-authors and I recently published a short report in the Journal of Neuroscience describing findings that may begin to address this question. A…

Brain networks, interrupted

Our new paper I recently had the good fortune to be the lead author of an article published in PNAS. I'm proud of how the paper turned out, and anyone who's interested should take a look. If the article is more than you care to tackle, you might try the…