Understanding Brains in the Second Machine Age
Neuroscience in it’s many forms is playing a central role in the second machine age, especially as it relates to the development of artificial intelligence. There is an interesting dance between the fields of artificial intelligence and human neuroscience where each is informing the other. This department tracks the dance.
This drug contains a digital sensor embedded within the powerful antipsychotic drug Abilify, the brand name for aripiprazole, which is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder.
The consequences of long-lasting depressive episodes could be more far reaching than previously thought.
Researchers have simulated neural activity based on the unique structural architecture of individual brain tumor patients using a platform called The Virtual Brain.
Berkeley engineers have taken neural dust a step forward by building the smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator to date.
Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain’s somatosensory cortex, Caltech scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the arm of a paralyzed man.
Electrodes on the face and jaw pick up otherwise undetectable neuromuscular signals triggered by internal verbalizations.
Coded electrical signal reinforces memories in patients, supporting pioneering research at USC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Lawyers, philosophers and ethicists have labored to define the conditions under which individuals are to be judged legally and morally responsible for their actions.
A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed by researchers at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL. It is part of a five-year Wellcome funded project which has the potential to revolutionise the world of human brain imaging.
The equivalent of Broca’s area plays a similar role but for the processing of music instead of language.
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