Patrick and I mostly discuss his path from a technician in the then nascent Jim DiCarlo lab, through his graduate school and two postdoc experiences, and finally landing a faculty position, plus the culture and issues in academia in general. We also cover plenty of science, like the role of eye movements in the study of vision, the neuroscience (and concept) of attention, what Patrick thinks of the deep learning hype, and more.
But, this is a special episode, less about the science and more about the experience of an academic neuroscience trajectory/life. Episodes like this will appear in Patreon supporters’ private feeds from now on.
- His pre-lab website university page.
- Twitter: @mayo_lab.
- Here’s the paper he recommends to understand attention: