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Exciting Research Questions
Here are some of the exciting research questions I have been thinking about and plan to investigate:
Although research into neural computation started many decades ago, computers have gotten quite a bit more powerful since then allowing us to simulate them with unprecedented sophistication.
What does this mean? This means we now have a unique opportunity to try things with neural networks that were previously considered too intensive!
The time is now, fellow neuromodelers! :)
Here is some software I've developed during my research. You are free to use any of this source code in your work as long as you acknowledge me. I hope to get around to selecting a more specific open source license soon.
Patryk was born in New York and grew up in Africa and in the Caribbean.
When Patryk was 6 years old, he began programming his Commodore 64 to ask questions and interpret their answers. A little over a decade later, while reading a book called "Computers and Human Language Processing" on a plane, he stumbled into a neatly hidden chapter on neural networks. This initiated a major paradigm shift in his thinking.
Patryk began studying the Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience at the University of Virginia, and accepted an undergraduate research position in Dr. William Levy's Laboratory of Systems Neurodynamics. After resharpening his software skills in industry for a few years, he resumed his studies and earned a Ph.D in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Laurent then accepted a postdoctoral research position at the Johns Hopkins University where he carried out a several research projects studying how reward influences attention in humans.
At the present time, he is ecstatic to be doing cutting-edge neural network modeling research as a scientist Brain Corporation.
Patryk Laurent, Ph.D Scientist, Brain Corporation (web) San Diego, CA 92130