In the field of AI research there are really good research blogs that regularly analyse methods and review papers. Examples that come to mind are:

  1. BAIR blog: The Berkeley AI Research blog
  2. Distill: an AI journal devoted to clear explanations

Might there be something similar for neuroscience? To qualify what I mean by 'good' the blog would have to cover:

  • methods for experimental, computational and theoretical neuroscience
  • comprehensive reviews of basic neuroscience research

Three neuroscience blogs that come to mind are:

  1. Harvard Neuro Blog: articles from graduate students and postdocs working on basic research in the neurosciences at Harvard University
  2. Neuwrite West Blog: a blog to make neuroscience accessible to anyone curious about the brain
  3. Niko Kriegeskorte's blog: the blog of the visual scientist Niko Kriegeskorte

So far, I am unaware of an online journal like Distill for neuroscience research.

Note: As per the suggestion of Arnon Weinberg I decided to qualify what exactly I mean by 'good' and provided examples for concreteness.

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    $\begingroup$ The Neuroskeptic blog is a nice one. 😍 $\endgroup$
    – ACat
    Aug 17, 2019 at 21:05
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    $\begingroup$ -1 This seems like a long lists of opinions and not a good fit for the SE model. $\endgroup$
    – StrongBad
    Aug 19, 2019 at 17:32
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    $\begingroup$ @AidanRocke I think just removing the word "Good" from the title would alleviate many fears of opinion-based answers. Edit the question to specify criteria for "good" instead. $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Aug 20, 2019 at 5:55
  • $\begingroup$ @StrongBad You can join the discussion on meta on whether or not such question are appropriate for this site. The current consensus seems that this particular question is an example of a good 'list' question. $\endgroup$
    – Steven Jeuris
    Aug 20, 2019 at 8:53

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Also check: https://bitsandbrains.io/ https://www.talyarkoni.org/blog/ calling it a blog is too much but sometimes we share stuff: kordinglab.com

But also, there is maybe a bit more of a culture of publishing thoughts in papers in the field.


I would also like to plug

Markus Meister’s blog: https://markusmeister.com

Jeremy Borniger’s blog and journal club: https://jeremyborniger.com/new-blog

The Spike on Medium curated by Mark Humphries and curated by others; probably the closest to what you are looking for: https://medium.com/the-spike

Inscopix’s corporate blog: https://media.inscopix.com

Off the Convex Path which features ML and computational neuroscience: https://www.offconvex.org

And Richard Gao’s blog: http://www.rdgao.com/blog/

None of them are “one-stop-shops” like some machine learning blogs but they all offer interesting perspectives and reviews across computational and systems neuroscience.