The IEEE Brain Talks is a Q&A series with brain experts and leaders
In our first talk, we spoke with Dr. Paul Sajda, a co-chair of IEEE Brain and a professor of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and radiology at Columbia University.
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- Requesting your Comments: Army Research Lab Paper on Human-Agent Teaming
- New Neuroethics eLearning Module: 2nd module considers in detail four specific cases of ethical issues
- BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award: Register for an application guidance webinar on June 12
- Preliminary Agenda: Meeting of Global Current and Emerging Brain Initiatives
- Call for 1-pg Papers: For Poster Session at the IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies
- 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.
- First due date 8/1/18, BRAIN Initiative: Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity
- 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