Neuroscience

Neuroscience

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.

Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brain

EPFL scientists from the Center for Neuroprosthetics have used functional MRI to show how the brain re-maps motor and sensory pathways following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation (TMSR), a neuroprosthetic approach where residual limb nerves are rerouted towards intact muscles and skin regions to control a robotic limb.

Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-Rays

If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good “satellite view” of the brain, and a great “street view” of neuron details. But navigating how the brain computes is arguably where the action is, and neuroscience’s “navigational map view” has been a bit meager.

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