Josh Siegle and Jakob Voigts are two MIT neuroscience grad students on a mission. I discovered their project, Open Ephys over the weekend here. Looks like a way to make junior faculty start up packages go a lot farther…
It’s very interesting to me that with each wave of new technological innovation there is a corresponding wave of deployment into scientific instrumentation. And that new wave of scientific instrumentation makes possible a whole slew of new zeroth order questions for investigators to ask.
The key is to recognize the new waves when they happen and then to figure out what basic new questions they allow us to ask at the laboratory bench.
What will be the next follow on to fMRI in functional brain imaging?