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2014-08-21 12:29:58

World-class neuroscientist from Stanford University brings expertise in synapse diversity and neural processing to research team SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes renowned neuroscientist Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., as a Senior Investigator. At the Allen Institute, Smith will build on his years of expertise in studying the brain to better understand the mechanisms behind neural computation in the human cortex. "We are very fortunate to...

2014-08-08 10:55:19

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have achieved the first conclusive non-invasive measurement of neural signaling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers. Their technique, described today in the journal eLife, may aid efforts to help patients recover from spinal cord injuries and other disorders affecting spinal cord function, including multiple sclerosis. "We definitely hope that this work can...

2014-07-16 23:01:50

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers recently received funding to develop neural implant technology capable of recording brain signals to to better understand how the brain works during memory retrieval. Livermore, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Livermore scientists are developing electrode array technology for monitoring brain activity as part of a collaborative research project with UC San Francisco to better understand how the neural circuitry of the brain works during...

2014-06-16 08:29:59

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inscopix, Inc. ("Inscopix") today announced the launch of its DECODE (Deciphering Circuit Basis of Disease) Grant Program in response to President Obama's "all hands on deck" call to action for the BRAIN Initiative. Through the $ 1 Million DECODE Grant Program, Inscopix hopes to bolster extramural research efforts for investigating how aberrant neural circuit activity contributes to brain malfunction in a diverse range of neurological...

bite your tongue
2014-06-05 05:07:34

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We have all experienced it. While enjoying a delicious meal, the flavors and textures of food are delightful as we practice the mastication necessary for the beginning of the digestive process. Then, out of nowhere, our tongue fails to get out of the way of our teeth and we clamp down on the fleshy muscle, eliciting pain and, almost certainly, a few choice words. Thankfully this situation occurs with relative infrequency and, thanks...

Neural Activity Of Living Brains Captured Using Novel 3D Video
2014-05-19 15:02:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna in Austria have devised an imaging method that shows neural action throughout the minds of living creatures. This technique, the very first that can create 3D videos of complete brains with the millisecond timescale, could help professionals understand how neuronal networks absorb sensory data and produce behavior, according to a new report published in the journal Nature Methods....

Neural Networks Imitate Intelligence Of Biological Brains
2014-05-16 03:16:13

National Science Foundation For every thought or behavior, the brain erupts in a riot of activity, as thousands of cells communicate via electrical and chemical signals. Each nerve cell influences others within an intricate, interconnected neural network. And connections between brain cells change over time in response to our environment. Despite supercomputer advances, the human brain remains the most flexible, efficient information processing device in the world. Its exceptional...

2013-11-05 10:51:33

A paper published in a special edition of the journal Science proposes a novel understanding of brain architecture using a network representation of connections within the primate cortex. Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, is a co-author of the paper "Cortical High-Density Counterstream Architectures." Using brain-wide and consistent tracer data, the researchers...

Neuroscientists Discover New ‘Mini-neural Computer’ In The Brain
2013-10-31 07:35:43

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at UNC have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders. Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now...

Snakes Helped Evolution Of High-Quality Vision
2013-10-29 04:52:33

[ Watch the Video: What Do Snakes Have To Do With Vision Evolution? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neuroscientists from Brazil and Japan have found new evidence in support of a theory that that human ancestors developed high-quality vision as a defense mechanism against the threat of snakes. The study, which was published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrated that there are specific nerve cells located in the...


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