Yang Rou Chuan’r / Lamb Skewers
Most people won’t admit it, or don’t even realize it, but
caring for people takes energy out of you.
Investing your time and attention making sure somebody knows
that you love them and that you want to ensure their well-being can drain you:
- even physically.
Love people, but take care of yourself.
Don’t burn yourself out.
I needed to read this.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
Photo: Keren Su, Corbis
I miss Shanghai.
While much is known about the limiting effect of neural noise on the fidelity of sensory coding representation, knowledge about the impact of noise in short-term memory and integrator networks has remained more elusive. (Integrator networks are networks of nodes – in this case neurons in a biological network – often recurrently connected, whose time dynamics settle to stable stationary, cyclic, or chaotic patterns, that can integrate or store memories of external inputs.)
Recently, however, scientists at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Harvard University and University of Texas, Austin used statistical and dynamical approaches to investigate how neural noise interacts with neural and network parameters to limit memory. They derived a series of unanticipated results – including the implications that short-term memory may be co-localized with sensory representation – by establishing a fundamental limit on the network’s ability to maintain a persistent neural state.
I do believe I found the reason why physics is a pre-req for getting a neuro PhD.