Review of “The entorhinal cognitive map is attracted to goals”

Paper: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aav4837 The scientists did experiments where they let a rats learn a maze. On a daily basis they change reward locations of food. They measured firing fields of grid cells before rewards, during learning of reward locations, and after learning to understand the firing rates. They found that the grid fields moved toward the… Continue reading Review of “The entorhinal cognitive map is attracted to goals”

interesting research on maps in the brain

Grid Cells, Place Cells, and Geodesic Generalization forSpatial Reinforcement Learning https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002235 What Is a Cognitive Map? Organizing Knowledge for Flexible Behavior https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627318308560 Locations in the Neocortex: A Theory of Sensorimotor Object Recognition Using Cortical Grid Cells https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncir.2019.00022/full

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Its a quote from Benjamin Franklin. Writing is such an important skill to explain your ideas and clarify your thinking. And doing something such as building and making is also incredibly important. If you can build either of these skills, you will be in an extremely powerful position, if you build out both, you will… Continue reading Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Zen programmers delete code

I saw this quote: “Good programmers write good code. Great programmers write no code. Zen programmers delete code.” I love it! It makes sense in the context of complexity. Think about why we are adding a feature, does it really add value? Is it adding more complexity? Will we be able to support it? Make… Continue reading Zen programmers delete code

What is this brief, mortal life, if not the pursuit of legacy?

I saw this quote on an advertisement for a tv show. I love the power and meaning of this quote. Our lives are very short. Are you truly living your life the want to? Don’t waste your time on things that don’t matter. Don’t waste your time dealing with BS. Make sure you are working… Continue reading What is this brief, mortal life, if not the pursuit of legacy?

Get out of the “time for money” mindset

“Earn with your mind, not with your time” – Naval Ravikant “Wealthy people do three things. They stop trading time for money. They make the money work for them. And they give as much value to people as they can.” – Wallstreet Trapper “Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy… Continue reading Get out of the “time for money” mindset