Posts Tagged ‘neurosci’

How the world’s biggest brain maps could transform neuroscience

October 9, 2021

Why sports concussions are worse for women

September 4, 2021

Smith’s team knew from imaging and brain-tissue studies that axon fibres from the brains of female rats and humans are slimmer than those from males. They wanted to know more about the differences and what effect they might have on brain injury, so they cultured rat neurons and then damaged them by exposing them to a rapid air blast. In the neurons from female rats, the axons were smaller and the microtubules narrower and more susceptible to damage than in the cells from males. The same was true for cultured human neurons5.

Why Animals Don’t Get Lost | The New Yorker

August 29, 2021


June 10, 2021

Neural interface translates thoughts into type

May 17, 2021

Alexa, do I have COVID-19?

January 9, 2021

Opinion | The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity – The New York Times

November 11, 2020 interesting but v. long opinion piece

The Brain as Computer: Bad at Math, Good at Everything Else – IEEE Spectrum

September 14, 2020

What Intelligent Machines Need to Learn From the Neocortex – IEEE Spectrum

September 14, 2020

Machines won’t become intelligent unless they incorporate certain features of the human brain. Here are three of them
By Jeff Hawkins

A Decade Ago, a Scientist Promised a Brain Simulation in a Decade

August 3, 2019

“In a recent paper titled “The Scientific Case for Brain Simulations,” several HBP scientists argue that big simulations “will likely be indispensable for bridging the scales between the neuron and system levels in the brain.” In other words: Scientists can look at the nuts and bolts of how neurons work, and they can study the behavior of entire organisms, but they need simulations to show how the former creates the latter. The paper’s authors draw a comparison to weather forecasts, in which an understanding of physics and chemistry at the scale of neighborhoods allows us to accurately predict temperature, rainfall, and wind across the whole globe.”