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Click, went my brain. Place cells. Click. Just like that.



In case you missed the other blog entry: I've been caught on film!

How not to not procrastinate

I've spent much of my Christmas break thinking, researching, designing and prototyping for a neural networks project I've briefly mentioned before. It was slow going, at first. I had chosen to write my cognitive science essay on the subject of artificially evolved neural networks, and what we might learn about cognition from them. Reading papers was like walking on thin ice, then: I would start reading, and invariably get sidetracked, thinking about how I might use what I was learning for the project, rather than answering the essay question. The more I read, the further the two goals seemed to drift apart. But of course, the essay was a priority, and so, after much gnashing of teeth and putting the writing off, I had to force part of my brain to shut up, and slowly, reluctantly, an essay took shape.

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