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Brain-imaging uses ‘multi-pupil’ prism arrays

Brain-imaging uses ‘multi-pupil’ prism arrays
A specialised type of adaptive-optics technology that has been demonstrated by taking high-resolution time-lapse images of functioning brain cells might be used to better understand how the brain works. The system is capable of revealing changing details of biological processes in cells over a larger field of view than otherwise possible, allowing “high throughput” essential for the study of brain activity.
15th May 2017

Unveiling assessment of risks and rewards before acting

Unveiling assessment of risks and rewards before acting
When animals hunt or forage for food, they must constantly weigh whether the chance of a meal is worth the risk of being spotted by a predator. The same conflict between cost and benefit is at the heart of many of the decisions humans make on a daily basis. The ability to instantly consider contradictory information from the environment and decide how to act is essential for survival. It’s also a key feature of mental health.
28th April 2017

Assembling working human forebrain circuits in a lab dish

Assembling working human forebrain circuits in a lab dish
Peering into laboratory glassware, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have watched stem-cell-derived nerve cells arising in a specific region of the human brain migrate into another brain region. This process recapitulates what's been believed to occur in a developing fetus, but has never previously been viewed in real time. The investigators saw the migrating nerve cells, or neurons, hook up with other neurons in the target region to form functioning circuits characteristic of the cerebral cortex.
27th April 2017


Technology aims to accelerate learning

Technology aims to accelerate learning
The adage “put your thinking caps on” might evoke visions of an elementary classroom, where a teacher has just admonished cherubic little learners about to embark on a particularly difficult academic adventure. In today’s high-stakes world, where we all need to think, learn or act quickly, the adage still rings true: Mastering a new task, skill or information often takes the right environment, mindset, sharp focus and lots of hard work, repetition and time.
27th April 2017

Brain stimulation during training improves performance

Brain stimulation during training improves performance
According to Sandia National Laboratories cognitive scientist Mike Trumbo, learning a language or an instrument or going dancing is the best way to keep your brain keen despite the ravages of time. Not only do you enhance your cognition but you also learn a skill and have fun. Several commercial enterprises have claimed you can get cognitive benefits from brain training games intended to enhance working memory.
25th April 2017

Platform offers advanced visualisation for procedural workflows

Platform offers advanced visualisation for procedural workflows
Medtronic has launched its new StealthStation technology at the AANS annual conference in Los Angeles. StealthStation technology has been a mainstay in neurosurgery suites for the past 25 years, being used in more than 2.25 million procedures. With the new StealthStation S8 model, Medtronic brings an advanced solution to neurosurgeons with enhanced workflows, efficiencies, and more comprehensive data integration, providing useful surgical navigation information.
25th April 2017

Facebook reveals plans for brain-computer interface

Facebook reveals plans for brain-computer interface
Facebook held its F8 conference in San Jose, California. While F8 involves announcing new features to the company’s namesake social media platform, Mark Zuckerberg and company shared details about a neurotechnology project being developed at their secretive research and development division called “Building 8”. The head of Building 8, Regina Dugan, revealed that Facebook is developing a brain-computer interface.
21st April 2017

Experiment yields clue to devastating neurological disease

Experiment yields clue to devastating neurological disease
  After a 29-year quest, Ian Duncan, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has finally pinpointed the cause of a serious neurologic disease in a colony of rats. His new study, now online in the journal Annals of Neurology, is more than the conclusion of a personal and intellectual odyssey, however.
20th April 2017

Stable platform introduced for neuroscience experiments

Stable platform introduced for neuroscience experiments
An ultra-stable platform, the V-Deck has been announced by Prior Scientific, developed for neuroscience and electrophysiology that offers you the ability to quickly and precisely adjust sample height. The new V-Deck sets a new benchmark for operational stability. Versatility to optimally image from thin sections right through to whole animal samples is ensured through the available of a wide range of height adjustable, lockable platform posts.
10th April 2017

Brain circuit necessary for memory formation identified

Brain circuit necessary for memory formation identified
When we visit a friend or go to the beach, our brain stores a short-term memory of the experience in a part of the brain called the hippocampus. Those memories are later “consolidated” — that is, transferred to another part of the brain for longer-term storage. A MIT study of the neural circuits that underlie this process reveals, for the first time, that memories are actually formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and the long-term storage location in the brain’s cortex.
7th April 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen