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 Participation: IEEE SMC 2017 Brain Hackathon Student Competition – Application due June 15, 2017
- Call for Participation: Brain-Computer Interface Hackathon in Valencia, Spain – CV due May 31, 2017
- Call for Papers: IEEE SMC Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems – Submission deadline May 30, 2017
- 25-28 May • Shanghai, China
International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
- 28-31 May • Baltimore, Maryland
IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
- 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
With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.
by Antonio Regalado – April 22, 2017
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking behind his new company Neuralink and its mission to use brain implants to directly link human minds to computers. The problem with the post is that, despite its length, Musk does not reveal how he’s going to do it.
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.
In a Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need to be Revisited
By Matt Lam – April 26, 2017
New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology that put the ‘freedom of the mind’ at risk have been proposed in the open access journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy. The authors of the study suggest four new human rights laws could emerge in the near future to protect against exploitation and loss of privacy: the right to cognitive liberty, the right to mental privacy, the right to mental integrity and the right to psychological continuity.