Google and Harvard map brain connections in unprecedented detail

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 6th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The human brain is the most ridiculously complex computer that’s ever existed, and mapping this dense tangle of neurons, synapses and other cells is nigh on impossible. But engineers at Google and Harvard have given it the best shot yet, producing a browsable, searchable 3D map of a small section of human cerebral cortex.

Brain Implant Turns Thoughts Into Text With 90 Percent Accuracy

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Software on 4th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

An amazing study illustrating another solid link between neuroscience and AI

Psychology in VR

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Software on 31st May, 2021
by Alex Muller

Virtual reality (VR) offers a unique way to tell stories and explore themes relating to how the mind works, and our inner thinking.

Early findings show new drug could be ‘gamechanging’ for brain cancer treatment

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2021
by Alex Muller

Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agent

Brain cancer vaccine passes first phase of human trials

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

A further phase 1 trial is already underway combining the experimental vaccine with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy, which is known to enhance immune system activity. The hope is the combination treatment will amplify immune responses.