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[23 Dec 12: 13:20]
Inbox zero! I don't even remember the last time I could say that!

[06 Aug 12: 14:21]
Phew! Done with nine 20min oral exams, three more to go. To be continued tomorrow...

[14 Oct 11: 11:45]
Just received an email from a computer science student - with an AOL email address?

[03 Jul 11: 22:26]
Google citation alerts suck: I just found out by accident I rolled over h-index of 13 and 500 citations

[21 May 11: 18:14]
6.15pm: Does god have Alzheimer? No #rapture in Europe...

[01 May 11: 11:31]
w00t! Just been invited to present at OKCon 2011! #OKCon2011


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Great review on sea slug learning
There's a great new article out in the journal Learning & Memory. It reviews the recent developments in the field of conditioning the feeding behavior of the sea slug Aplysia. You can see an example of what this beha...[more]
paper   Aplysia   learning   
Posted on Friday 01 December 2006 - 19:17:12

The importance of being active
Yesterday, I put up the HTML version of my latest publication on, an invited review for a special issue in the Journal of Neurogenetics, commemorating the retirement of my thesis advisor Martin Heisenberg. The...[more]
spontaneity   paper   
Posted on Thursday 08 January 2009 - 17:11:43

The poverty of journal publishing

Back in April, just as I set out on my crazy teaching assignment in Leipzig, I received a manuscript on academic publishing which was accepted for publication, entitled "The Poverty of Journal Publishing". Back then, I d...[more]
publishing   paper   
Posted on Monday 19 November 2012 - 16:19:26

Finally accepted at PLoS One
After an extensive time for more analysis, models and calculations we now finally got our manuscript on spontaneous behavior in Drosophila accepted in the open-access journal PLoS One! After all the suggestions from the ...[more]
PLoS One   paper   drosophila   spontaneous behavior   
Posted on Friday 20 April 2007 - 20:17:39

complex learning in fruit flies
Sadiepete (not a scientist) asked me some questions after having read our recent paper on context and occasion setting in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster). I sat down and answered some of them by email. I think it's...[more]
drosophila   paper   behavior   learning   context   occasion setting   mushroom-bodies   
Posted on Thursday 26 October 2006 - 08:44:32

Closed access is when you can't read your own article
This is just amazing. First, we get invited to submit articles to the Journal of Neurogenetics for a special issue for the retirement of my thesis advisor Martin Heisenberg. Then so many people want to write in his honor...[more]
open access   paper   science publishing   
Posted on Wednesday 07 January 2009 - 18:32:02

Learning confusion
The February issue of "