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A Thorn in Hollywood's Side

Title: A Thorn in Hollywood's Side
Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2001
Publisher: Wired
Author: Declan McCullagh
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Dave Touretzky might seem like an unlikely champion of free expression. The 41-year-old researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science in Pittsburgh spends his evenings investigating how the brains of rats record and process location information. "My primary research interest is understanding how space is represented in the rodent brain," says Touretzky, who regularly works until 2 a.m. What that translates into is computer simulations, occasional surgery on hapless members of the species rattus norvegicus, and programming a squat ... [Read the rest at]