Is your brain actually running a computer algorithm while you sleep?

It's no surprise that computers function a little bit like human minds — after all, humans built them using ourselves as models. But recent research into neural networks suggests that there is an uncanny connection between computer learning algorithms, and what your brain does when you're asleep. » 7/25/13 12:26pm 7/25/13 12:26pm

Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies

A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly – a classic work in developmental biology that we – and most other Drosophila developmental biologists – consult regularly. The book, published in 1992, is out of print. But Amazon listed 17… » 4/25/11 2:30pm 4/25/11 2:30pm