Æsop Austin E Soplata


@austinsoplata on Twitter. Say hi if you’re here.

I like computational neuroscience, especially modeling neurons. I like open science. I REALLY like the growing online community of open scientists.

I like studying thalamocortical oscillations, especially the dynamics of the thalamus under sleep and anesthesia. Here (PDF warning) is an example of my research.

I like helping develop the DynaSim MATLAB toolbox for simulating dynamical systems, even though I really don’t like MATLAB and prefer Python. I like the Brian2 simulator that some of DynaSim’s design is based off of.

I like updating this website when I’ve had too much coffee and it’s past my bedtime. I like the Designers Republic. I like Aphex Twin, Autechre, and lots of other great artists. I donate (sparingly) to the development of Dwarf Fortress even though I can’t really get into actually playing it. I like transhumanism but am not a New Rationalist. I like too many videogames.

I like vim but use emacs solely for org-mode, since it seems to be the most future-proof, feature-rich TODO/organizational system I’ve ever come across. I like donating to the Free Software Foundation and especially the Electronic Frontier Foundation, since their work is only going to become more important.

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