The IEEE Brain Initiative is a sponsor of the BR41N.IO, a Brain-Computer Interface Designers Hackathon Series held globally.
Engineers, programmers, designers, artists and enthusiasts are invited to work together to rapidly produce fully functional BCI prototypes. Upcoming events will be 20-21 May in Pacific Grove, CA and 15-16 July in Honolulu, HI. Learn more and register here.
- Preliminary Agenda: Meeting of Global Current and Emerging Brain Initiatives
- ‘Hack Your Thoughts’ Workshop: Registration still open for this May 31 event in Sri Lanka
- Call for Papers: Neurotechnologies for the EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference
- Registration Open: IEEE Brain Data Bank Competition in Xi’an China, July 7-8, 2018
- Call for 1-pg Papers: For Poster Session at the IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies
- 21-25 May 2018 • Asilomar, CA, USA
International BCI Meeting
- 29 May-1 June 2018 • St. Petersburg, Russia
IEEE International Conference on Video and Audio Signal Processing in the Context of Neurotechnologies
- 6 June 2018 • London, UK
recoveriX & mindBEAGLE conference
- 21-22 June 2018 • Barcelona, Spain
Human Brain Project (HBP) International Conference
- 7-8 July 2018 • Xi’an, China
9th International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems
- 17-21 July 2018 • Honolulu, HI, USA
40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
- 7-10 October 2018 • Miyazaki, Japan
Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems 2018
- 16-20 October 2018 • Pisa, Italy
International Conference on Neurorehabilitation
The Ethics of Experimenting with Human Brain Tissues
25 April 2018
Difficult questions will be raised as models of the human brain get closer to replicating its functions, explain Nita A. Farahany, Henry T. Greely and 15 colleagues.
If researchers could create brain tissue in the laboratory that might appear to have conscious experiences or subjective phenomenal states, would that tissue deserve any of the protections routinely given to human or animal research subjects?
This question might seem outlandish. Certainly, today’s experimental models are far from having such capabilities. But various models are now being developed to better understand the human brain, including miniaturized, simplified versions of brain tissue grown in a dish from stem cells — brain organoids1,2. And advances keep being made.
A Tiny Microscope Can Now Record a Mouse’s Brain in Real Time
7 May 2018, by David Grossman
Using a tiny microscope outfitted with some special gear, scientists have built a tool that can track the millions of interactions among brain cells in a mouse’s head. Hopefully one day, this technology could be applied to the human mind to help better understand conditions like autism and schizophrenia.
Here we highlight funding opportunities that have been brought to our attention to share with the community.
- BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System
- BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging
- BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System