March 26th, 2006

Anhinga, snakebird

Scholarpedia attempt

Eugene Izhikevich is trying to create Scholarpedia, the free peer reviewed encyclopedia, using the same MediaWiki software which powers Wikipedia. Its first project is an attempt to create Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience.

With his energy, and given the commitments of a number of well-known authors to be responsible for the articles, the chances of success seem reasonably high. Meanwhile, a preliminary version of his book, "Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting", to be published by the MIT Press this summer, can be downloaded from here (14MB):