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Martin Spacek


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I'm a PhD candidate in neuroscience at UBC, in Nick Swindale's lab. My interest lies in computational neuroscience, and slightly more specifically, the activity of neural assemblies in the brain. I have this notion that what we learn about the rules of neural interaction governing perception, memory, decision making and ultimately behaviour, can be generalized to other complex systems of interacting agents -- like, say, human beings making up a society. This might be a naive notion.

I have three projects here: dimstim, spyke, and neuropy. The first generates multidimensional visual stimuli with high temporal precision. The second takes raw extracellular neural waveforms and sorts them into spikes from distinct neurons. The third analyzes spike trains in as many ways as possible.

Here's my CV.

My thesis will go here too. ETA is after my defence, May or June 2015.

Here's my GitHub account page and my lab page.