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- New in Podcasts: Q&A with Chris Berka, CEO & Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring
- New Dates Announced: Register for a team at the BR14N.IO Hackathon Series
- Call for Papers: BMI Special Issue of IEEE SMC Society Magazine
- New in IEEE Brain Talks: Q&A with Dr. Joseph J. Fins, Neuroethics Perspectives from a Doctor
- Latest IEEE Brain Newsletter: Available Now
- Stay Tuned: More to come from Neurotechnologies for BMI Industry Connections
- 20-23 March 2019 • San Francisco, CA, USA
9th IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
- 11-13 April 2019 • Washington D.C., USA
2019 BRAIN Initiative PI Meeting
- 9-13 June 2019 • Cancun, Mexico
IGS2019 – Your Brain on Art
- 16-21 June 2019 • Andover, NH, USA
Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectronics
- 1-2 September 2019 • Warsaw, Poland
Neuro Informatics 2019
- 1 October 2019 • London, UK
Bioelectric Medicines: Past, Present and Future
- 6-9 October 2019 • Bari, Italy
IEEE SMC 9th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems
Neuron: Special Issue on Neuroethics
06 February 2019
The brain is special because of the meaning and assumptions about what can be revealed through neuroscience. Neuroscience has become a national funding priority around the globe with a growing cohort of large-scale research initiatives who endeavor to understand the scientific basis of feelings, thinking, and ultimately the mind. Our ever-expanding global neuroscience landscape requires that we, as a society and as scientists, consider the underlying values and ethics that drive brain research across culture and continents.
Neural Electrodes Snake Around Blood Vessels, Up Nerves
30 January 2019, by Samuel K. Moore
Shape-memory materials could make medical devices longer lasting and easier to implant.
Getting neurons to communicate with electronics has always been hard—hard on the neurons, that is. Arrays of rigid metal electrodes implanted in the brain pierce blood vessels and dislodge support cells, causing the body to cover up the array with an insulating scar, which prevents many incoming signals from getting through. Engineers now think shape-memory materials could do the job much better, because they can be programmed to snake around blood vessels and climb nerves like a vine.
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: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System
- BRAIN Initiative: Development of Novel Tools to Probe Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in Human and Non-Human Primate Brain (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)