Bayle Shanks's website

Welcome to my website. My email address is . If you're looking for my work website, go here.

About me

I currently live in San Diego.

My professional training and interests are in the areas of cognitive studies, computers, collaboration, mathematics, and finance. See also my old grad school website.

See aboutMe for more about me.

Recommendations of links and things to read/watch

Thoughts and ideas

Cognitive studies:



Tips and advice

Tutorials and notes

WARNING: whenever i write notes to myself, i try to keep them on this website (unless there is some reason not to), so there's a zillion webpages in here that are no more than an unreadable 'braindump'!

book notes

math and computer:

See notes for more.

Released software projects

Released and no longer actively developed:

For more of my software projects, see projects/software.


This website has a lot more stuff besides the highlights on this page; see the TableOfContents.

Someday I may have a weblog.

Here are old talk slides. old school website.

Here is my calendar.

Here's a list of all [1] to this web site.

Thanks to Katherine for drawing my icon.


old stuff

Probably the most useful thing i've done for the world so far is[viperre], an emacs mode that has a vi-like modal distinction between editing and movement, with an optimized keyboard layout of the movement commands.

My current main project is my phd thesis, which is an analysis of the anatomy of the cerebral cortex using gene expression data from the Allen Brain Atlas. See our[SFN 2010 poster] and[my work website].