neuroscience

Paving the way: How biopsies are offering hope to children with aggressive brain tumours

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

"It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that we started collecting biopsies in the clinic” explains Jones. And it’s this change in practice that’s led us to where we are today."

Braingate Translates In Realtime Thoughts To Text With 94% Accuracy

Posted in Medicine, Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Previous wireless BCIs have not been able to match the fidelity of their wired counterparts, a limitation that is overcome by BrainGate's high-bandwidth transmission protocol.

New Study Finds A Single Neuron Is A Surprisingly Complex Little Computer

Posted in Science, Software on 13th Oct, 2021
by Alex Muller

Engineers should try replacing the simple artificial neurons in today's algorithms with a mini five-layer network simulating a biological neuron.

Can Consciousness Be Explained by Quantum Physics?

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

New knowledge of quantum fractals could provide the foundations for scientists to experimentally test the theory of quantum consciousness. If quantum measurements are one day taken from the human brain, this could help researchers decide whether consciousness is a classical or a quantum phenomenon.

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.