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 […]

# Category archives: Blog Posts

## Useful maths software

When you need to deliver a heavy payload of maths into a presentation, a figure, or a non-LaTeX document, then this tool is highly useful. LaTeXiT is a really nice, and free, piece of software for the mac that allows you to generate equations and import them into other documents in a whole bunch of […]

## PhD studentships available

The School of Psychology are taking applications for PhD studentships, starting in September 2014. For more information check here, and get in touch about ideas for projects you may have. The application deadline is 21st March 2014.

## Bayesian t-tests

A lot of people want to understand more about Bayesian methods. Some people might get some traction by directly comparing something they already understand (such as a t-test) under the traditional approach, to a Bayesian way of tackling the problem. John Kruschke comes to the rescue. He has published a nice paper on the Bayesian […]

## Energy efficient receptive field code

[UPDATE: February 2014] The files and instructions are now hosted on GitHub. Energy efficient receptive field code by Benjamin Vincent is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. This minimal set of MATLAB functions will set up a simple neural network to learn receptive fields. These receptive fields minimise an energy function which involves a) […]