The author has been haunted by Ravel’s masterpiece since he lost his hearing. A deaf man’s pursuit of the perfect audio upgrade.
My Bionic Quest for Bolero
The author spent years tweaking the software on his cochlear implant.
By Michael Chorost, WIRED Magazine, November 2005 Issue 13.11

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The common housefly executes exquisitely precise and complex aerobatics with less computational might than an electric toaster
Fly like a Fly
Our goal is to understand flight control from the insect’s perspective. What we have learned so far, and what we expect the experiment to confirm, is that the fly uses a flight control paradigm that is completely different from that of a fighter jet.
By: Rafal Zbikowski, IEEE’s Spectrum Issue Nov 2005

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Polymer nanowires threaded through the bloodstream may be a practical way to enter the cranium
Fiber to the brain
By threading nanowires through blood vessels in the neck, researchers hope to access the brain electrically and electronically without having to pierce the skull.
By: Willie D. Jones, IEEE’s Spectrum Issue Oct 2005

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This section provides an introduction to the analysis of data obtained from using small extracellular electrodes to record neural activity.
There’s a great deal of interesting stuff to be learned from analyzing simultaneously recorded spike trains. Probably the most popular analysis involves the construction of the crosscorrelograms and JPSTHs.

Joint Peristimulus Time Histogram

MULAB, University of Pennsylvania provides an excellent tutorial on these issues.

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