NEW: The IEEE Brain Initiative Q&A Podcast Series!
- New eLearning Module: Ethical Issues in Neural Technologies
- Seeking Your Input: Survey about Ethical Guidelines for Neural Engineering and BCI Development
- Congratulations: See the Winners of the 2017 IEEE Brain Data Bank Competitions
- Call for Papers & Special Sessions: 2018 Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems
- 9-11 April 2018 • Bethesda, MD, USA
NIH Brain Initiative Investigators Meeting
- 21-25 May 2018 • Asilomar, CA, USA
International BCI Meeting
- 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
- 17-19 October 2018 • Cleveland, OH, USA
- 31 October – 1 November 2018 • San Diego, CA, USA
IEEE Technology Time Machine
IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop Brings Together Experts from Interdisciplinary Areas
By Cynthia Weber – 25 January 2018
Wherein lies the promise versus the hype, when discussing the latest in brain-related research and neurotechnology? Have we considered patient justice? Is actionable data actually available? These are just a few of the big picture questions raised at the IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies for BRAIN Initiatives (ANTBI) held November 2017 in Washington D.C. Workshop chair Metin Akay of the University of Houston and IEEE Brain Initiative Chair Paul Sajda from Columbia University welcomed participants to join the conversation and share their thoughts on these key questions while interfacing with the broader community.
Retraining the Brain’s Vision Center to Take Action
By Robert Sanders – 1 March 2018
Neuroscientists have demonstrated the astounding flexibility of the brain by training neurons that normally process input from the eyes to develop new skills, in this case, to control a computer-generated tone. “We arbitrarily hijacked small groups of neurons in the visual cortex and virtually re-routed their output to make them control a brain-machine interface, or BMI,” said Jose Carmena, senior author of a paper about the development that will appear March 1 in the journal Neuron.
Adult Human Brains Don’t Grow New Neurons in Hippocampus
By Shawn Sorrells, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Mercedes Paredes
12 March 2018
When our recent study met significant skepticism, we weren’t surprised. After all, we ourselves remained skeptical of what we were seeing throughout our investigation. But repeated and varied experiments convinced us our conclusions were correct: New brain cells don’t grow (or are extremely rare) in the adult human hippocampus, a region important for learning and memory. The birth of new neurons in human memory circuits, in other words, declines during childhood to undetectable levels in the adult.