Human Forebrain Circuits Wiring-up – In a Dish
April 26, 2017 – NIH-funded neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain’s budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development.
- Featured: 2017 Brain Data Bank Challenges and Competitions Announced
- Call for Papers: IEEE Sensors 2017 now Accepting Papers for Focused Sessions, Including “Sensing the Brain” – Deadline June 18, 2017
- Call for Participation: IEEE SMC 2017 Brain Hackathon Student Competition – Application due June 15, 2017
- 26-28 June • St. Petersburg, Russia
IEEE International Symposium on Video and Audio Signal Processing in the Context of Neurotechnologies
- 11-15 July • Jeju Island, Korea
International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
- 12 July • Naples, Italy
Special Brain Session at IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
- 10-13 September • Valencia, Spain
2017 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity
IEEE Spectrum Special Report: Can We Copy the Brain?
This special issue of IEEE Spectrum contains infographics, videos, and articles on the brain and AI.
Researchers Grow Brain Cells on a Chip
by Emily Waltz – May 18, 2017
Every human thought starts with a signal traveling from one neuron to another in the brain. Yet we know relatively little about how these connections form. In an effort to watch that process unfold, Australian researchers engineered a nanowire scaffold on a semiconductor chip that enables brain cells to grow and form circuits.
Helping or Hacking? Engineers and Ethicists Must Work Together on Brain-Computer Interface Technology
By Eran Klein and Katherine Pratt – June 13, 2017
The potential ability to determine individuals’ preferences and personal information using their own brain signals has spawned a number of difficult but pressing questions: Should we be able to keep our neural signals private? That is, should neural security be a human right? How do we adequately protect and store all the neural data being recorded for research, and soon for leisure? How do consumers know if any protective or anonymization measures are being made with their neural data?