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Supercomputing Project To Map The Human Brain
2013-10-08 04:59:00

[ Watch the Video: Supercomputing Project To Map The Human Brain ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from more than 100 universities and institutions are joining forces on what is being called the most ambitious neuroscience project ever attempted: an initiative to develop the technology necessary to create a computerized simulation of a person’s mind. The Human Brain Project will cost an estimated $1.6 billion (1.2 billion euros) to operate and is...

NSF Advances Artificial Intelligence
2013-09-10 09:44:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists and robotics engineers have long looked to the human brain for inspiration when building out artificial intelligence. They’ve yet to build a machine that comes anywhere close to replicating the sophistication of the human brain, but they’ve made great strides. Now the National Science Foundation (NSF) wants to push this field of study further by giving the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $25 million to...

Microchips Imitate Brain's Information Processing In Real Time
2013-07-24 05:13:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the US, Germany and Switzerland are now one step closer to developing an artificial brain, creating microchips that mimic the way the human mind processes information, according to new research appearing in the American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The electronic system was developed by a team of experts led by scientists at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, French news agency...

2013-07-19 16:07:01

Researchers of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zurich were able to measure the speed of neuronal signal conduction along segments of single axons in neuronal cultures by using a high-resolution electrical method. The bioengineers are now searching for plausible explanations for the large conduction speed variations. To write this little piece of text, the brain sends commands to arms and fingers to tap on the keyboard. Neuronal cells with their cable-like...

Virtual Brain Capable Of Daydreaming Just As Humans Do
2013-07-13 07:55:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international researchers, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has created a virtual model of the brain capable of daydreaming like humans do. The computer model is based on the dynamics of brain cells and the many connections those cells make with their neighbors and cells in other brain regions. The team hopes their model will help further understanding of why certain portions of the brain work...

3-D Roadmap Of The Human Brain
2013-06-21 06:05:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers in Germany and Canada have created a spectacular 3-D digital reconstruction of a complete human brain that reveals unprecedented detail. The map, dubbed the BigBrain, has a spatial resolution just 20 microns "smaller than the size of one fine strand of hair" and represents the first time that human brain anatomy has been shown in such ultra-high resolution. Until recently, reference brains did not show much beyond...

Mind Over Matter: 2045 Initiative
2013-06-17 04:56:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov announced a new project aimed at trying to make our minds immortal. Itskov invited scientists out to an event called Global Future 2045 at Lincoln Center in the New York City to discuss how to take a brain from a human body and implant it into a computer in order to help the mind live longer. The millionaire has ambitious goals to try and transplant these brains into a machine by 2045....

2013-06-04 14:35:50

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis A cross-disciplinary collaboration of researchers in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) explores the neural synchrony between circuits in the brain and their behavior under simulated drug addiction. The two-year study could have broad implications for treating addiction and understanding brain function in conditions such as Parkinson´s disease. Advanced mathematical models coupled with...

2013-05-30 23:26:23

Military Grade Technology Now Available to Commercial Developers. Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Cognitive Code, a technology company specializing in conversational Artificial Intelligence, is making plans to unveil its patented artificial intelligence (AI) technology to commercial developers, according to John Albert, COO of Cognitive Code. Profiled in Forbes as a technology that could “take on a major role in the way we search and organize our lives,” SILVIA, the name...

2013-05-24 23:20:39

“The Sodium Theory Revisited” reveals newest developments in nerve function research. UNITED KINGDOM (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The sodium theory has been elegantly proposed by A.L. Hodkin, A.F. Huxley and B. Katz in the early 1950s, after their experiments on Plymouth squids, to account for the role of sodium and potassium ions in nerve functions. Since then, the electrophysiological techniques and the data acquisition techniques have known amazing developments. In The Sodium Theory...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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