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Artificial synapse for 'brain-on-a-chip' hardware

Artificial synapse for 'brain-on-a-chip' hardware
  When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can’t be beat. Packed within the squishy, football-sized organ are somewhere around 100 billion neurons. At any given moment, a single neuron can relay instructions to thousands of other neurons via synapses — the spaces between neurons, across which neurotransmitters are exchanged.
25th January 2018

Tracking a thought as it travels through the brain

Tracking a thought as it travels through the brain
UC Berkeley neuroscientists have tracked the progress of a thought through the brain, showing clearly how the prefrontal cortex at the front of the brain coordinates activity to help us act in response to a perception. Recording the electrical activity of neurons directly from the surface of the brain, the scientists found that for a simple task, such as repeating a word presented visually or aurally, the visual and auditory cortexes reacted first to perceive the word.
19th January 2018

A method to study neurodegenerative diseases in the lab

A method to study neurodegenerative diseases in the lab
KU Leuven scientists present a new way to generate oligodendrocytes, building blocks of the brain that play a crucial role in neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and ALS. The method makes it much easier to study these cells and explore their therapeutic potential. All stem cells are immature, and pluripotent stem cells are the most immature among them: they can give rise to all different cell types of the body.
12th January 2018


Proteomics analysis could aid dementia treatment

Proteomics analysis could aid dementia treatment
One of the most intriguing properties of the brain is its means to undergo synaptic plasticity which represents the basis for learning and memory, abilities that severely decline in the case of a dementia. New research, published in the scientific journal Brain, suggests that particular proteins important in the communication between neurons could be targets for early interventions in patients with different types of dementias.
10th January 2018

Technology develops brain wiring diagrams

Technology develops brain wiring diagrams
The human brain is composed of billions of neurons wired together in intricate webs and communicating through electrical pulses and chemical signals. Although neuroscientists have made progress in understanding the brain's many functions—such as regulating sleep, storing memories, and making decisions—visualising the entire "wiring diagram" of neural connections throughout a brain is not possible using currently available methods.
9th January 2018

Technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ

Technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ
A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. In recent years, there has been a concerted effort among scientists to map the connections in the brain – the so-called ‘connectome’ – and to understand how this relates to human behaviours, such as intelligence and mental health disorders.
2nd January 2018

Paving the way for hardware neural networks

Paving the way for hardware neural networks
Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information. Much current computer hardware, such as hard drives, use magnetic memory devices. These rely on magnetic states – the direction microscopic magnets are pointing – to encode and read information.
20th December 2017

Scientists solve the enigma of brain data

Scientists solve the enigma of brain data
Cracking the German Enigma code is considered to be one of the decisive factors that hastened Allied victory in World War II. Now researchers have used similar techniques to crack some of the brain’s mysterious code. By statistically analysing clues intercepted through espionage, computer science pioneers in the 1940s were able to work out the rules of the Enigma code, turning a string of gibberish characters into plain language to expose German war communications.
19th December 2017

How neurons help us make memory-based decisions

How neurons help us make memory-based decisions
  Research from Caltech provides insight into how the brain works to recall memories and make decisions based on episodic memories. This research may one day lead to better understanding of diseases that affect memory such as Alzheimer's disease.
19th December 2017

Brain stimulation system receives FDA Approval

Brain stimulation system receives FDA Approval
Boston Scientific has announced that it has received approval from the US FDA for the Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System. DBS is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), a degenerative condition that affects more than one million people in the United States and ten million worldwide. DBS works by stimulating a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads that are powered by a device called an implantable pulse generator (IPG).
14th December 2017


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