Month: November 2015

The Brain Number Doctor’s Big Idea

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Mr. XKCD Randall Munroe has just written about Einsten and his relativity theories with the ten hundred words language.

I few weeks ago I submitted a research application where popular science part of it were written with ten hundred words. It is an interesting exercise to formulate your research without all the jargon and buzzwords.

The English version is here:

Imagine numbers from all studies presented in books and papers put into a computer and carefully put up so everyone from all over the world quickly can see them. So everyone can add new numbers by themselves. So everyone can show the numbers against each other to see if they agree or not between studies. We will study ways to make this possible. We start from brain studies and take out numbers from brain study papers and put them into a computer store. We need to find a way to do this fast and do it exactly. We need to decide on a way to handle the numbers in the computer so taking numbers in and out of the store is easy and the form is easy for others to understand. We need to find a way to make the computer understand whether the studies agree or not. And a way to find what is the cause when they do not agree. And finally we need to find a way to show whether the number agree or not to people from the whole world sitting at their computers.

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My Danish translation was:

Forstil dig tal fra alle studier fra artikler lagt ind i en computer, og omhyggeligt lagt op så alle fra hele verden hurtigt kan se dem. Så alle selv kan komme med nye tal. Så alle kan vise tallene op mod hinanden og se om de stemmer overens mellem studierne. Vi vil undersøge måder for at gøre dette muligt. Vi begynder med hjernestudier og tager tal fra artikler om hjernen og lægger dem ind i computeren. Vi vil undersøge hvordan man kan gøre det hurtigt og præcist. Det er nødvendigt at bestemme en måde at håndtere tallene i computeren på, så det er nemt både at få tallene ind og ud. Det er nødvendigt at finde en måde så computeren forstår om studierne stemmer overens eller ikke, og hvad årsagen er hvis de ikke gør. Til sidst vil vi finde en måde at vise om tallene stemme overens så alle folk fra hele verden kan se det fra deres computer.