(Forschungszentrum Juelich) A declaration to establish an International Brain Initiative has been made by representatives from some of the world's major brain research projects, including the Human Brain Project. At the Australian Academy...Show More Summary
UT Southwestern's O'Donnell Brain Institute will help in an international effort to map and characterize all the cells in the human body, an ambitious project aimed at gaining insight into how cellular changes can cause disease.
Cardiff University has released its latest scans of the wiring of the human brain. This now adds to a similar project in the US funded by the NIH. The result is a stunning image of all the axons in the human brain – the wires that conduct signals and form networks and connections to other […]
Scientists at the University of Nottingham are working with University College London (UCL) on a five year project which has the potential to revolutionise the world of human brain imaging.
"We found a world that we had never imagined, said Henry Markram, director of Blue Brain Project. "There are tens of millions of these objects even in a small speck of the brain, up through seven dimensions. In some networks,... ...
Self Reflected is a project by a pair of artist/scientists that aims to visualize the inner workings of the human brain. Dr. Greg Dunn (artist and neuroscientist) and Dr. Brian Edwards (artist and applied physicist) created Self Reflected...Show More Summary
Joe Queenan on Elon Musk’s hopes to unite computers and the human brain: What if those neural electrodes inside your skull get wet?
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has reportedly launched yet another futuristic company. Neuralink Corp., his latest project, will work to merge the human brain with computers. I would like to use this post as a means of applying to become the first human subject in this experiment. Mr. Show More Summary
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's new venture isn't rocket science—it's brain surgery. The futurist entrepreneur's new company, Neuralink Corp., plans to merge human brains with computers, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal. The computer interface would become part of the brain with the help of tiny electrodes and...
(University of Miami) The scientists analyzed an extensive data set of brain region connectivity from the NIH-funded Human Connectome Project (HCP) which is mapping neural connections in the brain and makes its data publicly availab...
Human intelligence is set to be the world’s biggest ever industry, says entrepreneur Bryan Johnson, whose company aims to enhance it with a brain prosthesis
Since SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested he might back development of a neural lace to insert artificial intelligence into the human brain, he has been the subject of many questions. The entrepreneur is known to keep secrets, so many have wondered whether he had already invested in such a project when he made the comment in June. Show More Summary
A University of Adelaide-led project has overturned the theory that the evolution of human intelligence was simply related to the size of the brain — but rather linked more closely to the supply of blood to the brain. More »
A group of researchers at Google appear to have taken a leaf out of HBO comedy Silicon Valley’s book for its latest project. The team has developed a way to use neural networks that mimic the workings of the human brain to compress images more efficiently than traditional methods. Show More Summary
IBM has created artificial neurons that work in a way much closer to a human brain than previous efforts. It’s a step closer to creating computers that learn in the same way as humans. The project is the latest attempt to overcome the...Show More Summary
They're calling it a "parcellation." That doesn't even come close to explaining the unprecedented clarity and resolution with which scientists have further refined the network diagram of the human brain.
This past March, Robin Li Yanhong, the founder and chief executive of China's Google, the online search giant Baidu, announced that he is looking to the nation's military to support the China Brain Project to make the mainland the world...
Data from 1,200 brain scans performed as part of the Human Connectome Project allowed researchers to unveil the brain’s hidden geography.
Neuroscientists working on the Human Connectome Project have compiled the most accurate map yet of the human cerebral cortex. The researchers identified 180 distinct areas of the brain’s outer layer—effectively doubling the previous number of known regions. Read more...
A neuroimaging pioneer, distinguished Professor Richard Frackowiak, has come out in favor of retirement:I retired aged 65 – I am known for being very pro-retirement. Older scientists should advise, if asked, by the next generation, which they trained. Show More Summary