Thor's hammer Mjollnir is used as a logo for this site.
Mjollnir is a magic tool - well, just like neural networks.
The texture reflects the two facets of
neuroinformatics: the development of tools inspired by the brain, such as
artificial neural networks, and
application of these tools to the study of the brain.
Thor is the god of thunder, rain and farming in Nordic
mythology. He is the son of Odin - the ruler of the Aesir and the supreme
god of war, poetry, knowledge and wisdom. Thor is the foremost of
the gods of the common man and is widely worshipped.
As a weapon, Thor owns the hammer Mjollnir which always returns to him after a throw.
The name Thor is still a common name in Scandinavia, and
many everyday words originate from Thor, e.g., Thursday and thunder.