5 min videos as grant applications?

This month, there was a suggestion that grant funding should be achieved by a 5 minute video pitch.  Here is their (closed-access) paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibs.2014.01.004 But it’s nice to see that they walk the talk and have made a video summarising their paper. Although, nobody uses the world multimedia any more (data from Google Ngram viewer) Their key […]

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Start coding. Do it.

This is not a fair, even-handed review of all possible languages for all purposes. The intended audience is undergraduate psychology students who cannot code. What is coding? Why learn to code? Excellent arguments are made in this person’s blog post “Why every (psychology) student should learn to code“. The main points are: If you want […]

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Hello Python

Previously, I made the decision to transition away from Matlab towards Python. Converting over to a new language is a big deal and there are many questions and issues to be addressed. In the future I will get a bit more detailed and discuss how I set up and use my Python environment – there […]

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Goodbye Matlab

In the last few months I’ve decided to break off a ~15 year relationship with Matlab. We’ve been through many important times together and it’s not been an easy decision to make, but I think this is the best for both of us. Matlab saw me through my DPhil, helping me code up neural network […]

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