Gatsby Tea Talk
Gatsby has a tradition of tea talks, 10-minute talks on random interesting topics. Here are mine:
- Medical Nihilism: the thesis that we ought to have little confidence in the effectiveness of novel
medical interventions. My elder brother's masters topic; a pretty interesting, and worryingly convincing, thesis. Good video here.
- Correlation Matrix Generation: so, you'd like to generate a correlation matrix whose off-diagonal elements
have a particular mean and variance would you? Well, let me tell you how.
- Philosophy of Humour: what makes something funny? Why do we have a sense of humour? Do animals? What are the neural correlates?
- Linguistic Basis of Olfaction: A tour through some of Asifa Majid's research, in particular that it is a linguistic quirk that english has very few abstract olfactory words!
I've written some articles, seemingly without a theme, for a newsletter that is delivered to the alumni of the Imbizo summer school. You can read the ones that make sense out of context here.
One's I am proud of:
One's I am not as proud of: