Posts Tagged ‘neurosci’

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains – The New York Times

September 22, 2017

Computers Are Taking Design Cues From…Brains
https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/09/16/technology/chips-off-the-old-block-computers-are-taking-design-cues-from-human-brains.html Bio-inspired computing, or the connection machine redux HT @EricTopol

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How to make soldiers’ brains better at noticing threats

August 14, 2017

How to make…brains better at noticing threats
https://www.Economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21725543-target-recognition-warfare-how-make-soldiers-brains-better-noticing beyond AR – AT, augmented thinking! Where machines help us recognize

Amazon.com: Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience (Audible Audio Edition): The Great Courses, Professor Indre Viskontas, The Great Courses: Baby

July 4, 2017

https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/tag/brainmyths0mg/

https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Myths-Exploded-Lessons-Neuroscience/dp/B01MUA54I0

You Look Familiar. Now Scientists Know Why.

June 13, 2017

You Look Familiar. Now Scientists Know Why
https://www.NYTmes.com/2017/06/01/science/facial-recognition-brain-neurons.html #Privacy implications: determining whether a suspect recognizes a face

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“One day, the authors suggested, it might even be possible to render a face seen by, say, a crime witness just by analyzing his brain activity.

“Cracking the code for faces would definitely be a big deal,” said Brad Duchaine, an expert on face recognition at Dartmouth.

Human and monkey brains have evolved dedicated systems for recognizing faces, presumably because, as social animals, survival depends on identifying members of one’s own social group and distinguishing them from strangers.”
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Seeing with Your Tongue – The New Yorker

June 6, 2017

Sight Unseen http://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2017/05/15/seeing-with-your-tongue/amp New devices let one see w/ one’s tongue; they also open the
possibility for new types of #perception

Through a glass, darkly: Testing the methods of neuroscience on computer chips suggests they are wanting | The Economist

February 10, 2017

Through a glass, darkly: Testing the [largely correlative] methods of neuroscience on [6502] computer chips
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21714978-cautionary-tale-about-promises-modern-brain-science-tests-suggest

expression patterns in brain

November 18, 2015

Canonical genetic signatures [across 132 structures] of the adult human #brain [in 6 individuals]
http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.4171.html HT @ozgunharmanci

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We applied a correlation-based metric called differential stability to assess reproducibility of gene expression patterning across 132 structures in six individual brains, revealing mesoscale genetic organization. The genes with the highest differential stability are highly biologically relevant, with enrichment for brain-related annotations, disease associations, drug targets and literature citations.
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A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics and a Future

September 15, 2015

A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics & a Future http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/us/cancer-immortality-cryogenics.html Glioma sufferer opts for $80K Alcor crowdfunded, brain preservation

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“If the $80,000 fee for neuropreservation seemed steep, they learned that about a third of it pays for medical personnel to be on call for death, while another third is placed in a trust for future revival. The investment income from the trust also pays for storage in liquid nitrogen, which is so cold that it can prevent decay in biological tissue for millenniums.

Some of what they found out gave them pause. Alcor’s antifreeze, once pumped through the blood vessels, transitions into a glassy substance before ice can form and do damage. The process, called vitrification, is similar to that used to store sperm, eggs and embryos for fertility treatments. But that glassy substance has been known to crack, likely causing damage of a different kind.

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Scents of Smell Rooted in Math

May 16, 2015

Scents of #Smell Rooted in Math
http://www.wsj.com/articles/scents-of-smell-rooted-in-math-1431079201 electrical spiking in #neurons simply (linearly) related to amount of odorant

Space-time wiring specificity supports direction selectivity in the retina : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

February 21, 2015

Spacetime wiring specificity supports…selectivity in the retina http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7500/full/nature13240.html @eye_wire citizenscience traces neural connectivity

http://blog.eyewire.org/en/

finds a time lag circuit

Jinseop S. Kim,
Matthew J. Greene,

H. Sebastian Seung
& the EyeWirers

Nature 509, 331–336 (15 May 2014) doi:10.1038/nature13240