Mindtech Team competing in the brain hackathon at the SMC BMI Workshop in Budapest, Oct. 2016
- Featured: Several great articles in The Institute, Special Issue on the Brain
- Hackathons: Slideshows from the Recent IEEE Brain Hackathons (San Diego, Philadelphia, Budapest)
- Highlights: IEEE Brain Social at the 2016 International Symposium on Neuromorphic Cognitive Computing and Robotics
- Coming Soon: IEEE Brain eNewsletter
- 12-14 December • North Bethesda, Maryland
3rd Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting
- 8-10 January • Las Vegas, Nevada
Brian Keynote at the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
- 9-11 January • Korea
The 5th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface
- 16-19 February • Orlando, Florida
International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
- 18-21 April • Melbourne, Australia
Brain Keynote at IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Brain Implant Allows Man to Feel Touch on Robotic Hand
by Andrew Silver – October 13, 2016
At the end of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker feels when a needle pricks his newly-installed bionic hand. Researchers report today in the journal Science Translational Medicine that they can do something similar: stimulating regions of a human test subject’s brain with electrodes can recreate the perception of touch in a robotic hand.
Brain’s Support Cells Could Explain Mysterious “Spreading Pain”
by Diana Kwon – November 11, 2016
In people who suffer from pain disorders, painful feelings can severely worsen and spread to other regions of the body. Patients who develop chronic pain after surgery, for example, will often feel it coming from the area surrounding the initial injury and even in some parts of the body far from where it originates. New evidence suggests glia, non-neuronal cells in the brain, may be the culprits behind this effect.
Wyss Center for Neurotech Challenge
Deadline: 1 February 2017
Can you connect the human brain to the digital world for human benefit? Enter the Wyss Center Neurotech Challenge for the chance to win the support and resources to realize your neurotechnology vision. Scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, companies and individual investigators are invited to come up with a genuinely novel concept in the area of neural interface technology to help connect the human brain with the digital world for measurable human benefit. Deadline for entries is 1 February 2017.