A good enough way to define brain network nodes

I’ve spent the last two weeks in Finland visiting friends and colleagues*. As always, I enjoyed all the meetings and discussions, both planned and spontaneous – and had less time than expected for coding. So, this work lately post will be just a quick update on the status of ROI optimization. * And, the most …

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How I learned to code (and why everybody else should do the same)

As one can see from my work lately posts (here and here), a significant part of my day-to-day work consists of programming. Nowadays I’m pretty used to that. However, sometimes I still stop to wonder what has happened. How did somebody like me with no interest to use computer for anything beyond reading email end …

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How I wrote my dissertation in eight days

Nowadays, the Finnish doctoral dissertations are typically article-based. In other words, the main body of the dissertation consists of research articles, typically around four, that have already been published or at least submitted to a journal. To tie these articles together, the dissertation starts with a summary part that describes the main research questions and …

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Happy birthday, my scientific career!

Today is what I consider as my academic birthday: on this day last year I defended my doctoral thesis and, after a successful defense, got recommended to be awarded the doctoral degree. To celebrate my birthday, this post will be about the doctoral defense in Finland. Of course, defending one’s thesis is an essential part …

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