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Brain-mapping projects to join forces

Brain-mapping projects to join forces | Human Nature  ,Brain and Cognitive Sciences &Singularity | Scoop.it

US and European research programmes will begin coordinating research.

 

It seems a natural pairing, almost like the hemispheres of a human brain: two controversial and ambitious projects that seek to decipher the body's control center are poised to join forces.

The European Union’s €1-billion (US$1.3-billion) Human Brain Project (HBP) and the United States’ $1-billion Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative will launch a collaboration later this year, according to government officials involved in both projects.(...) - by Sara Reardon, Nature, 18 March 2014


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Wearable ‘neurocam’ records scenes when it detects user interest | #sensors #algorithms

Wearable ‘neurocam’ records scenes when it detects user interest | #sensors #algorithms | Human Nature  ,Brain and Cognitive Sciences &Singularity | Scoop.it
(Credit: Neurowear) Keio University scientists have developed a neurocam --- a wearable camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of the

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luiy's curator insight, February 20, 2014 12:52 PM

Keio University scientists have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of the user’s brainwaves.

 

The hardware is a combination of Neurosky’s Mind Wave Mobile and a customized brainwave sensor.

 

The algorithm is based on measures of “interest” and “like” developed by Professor Mitsukura and the neurowear team.

 

The users interests are quantified on a range of 0 to 100. The camera automatically records five-second clips of scenes when the interest value exceeds 60, with timestamp and location, and can be replayed later and shared socially on Facebook.

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Perfect memory, #enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain #implants | #health #cyborgs

Perfect memory, #enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain #implants | #health #cyborgs | Human Nature  ,Brain and Cognitive Sciences &Singularity | Scoop.it
How soon can we expect to see brain implants for perfect memory, enhanced vision, hypernormal focus or an expert golf swing? We're closer than you might think.

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luiy's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:22 AM

Today, effective brain-machine interfaces have to be wired directly into the brain to pick up the signals emanating from small groups of nerve cells. But nobody yet knows how to make devices that listen to the same nerve cells that long. Part of the problem is mechanical: The brain sloshes around inside the skull every time you move, and an implant that slips by a millimeter may become ineffective.

 

Another part of the problem is biological: The implant must be nontoxic and biocompatible so as not to provoke an immune reaction. It also must be small enough to be totally enclosed within the skull and energy-efficient enough that it can be recharged through induction coils placed on the scalp at night (as with the recharging stands now used for some electric toothbrushes).

thierrydenys's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:24 PM

You, me tomorrow ? Perfect memory, enhanced vision: The future of brain implants...

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Picture Gallery of the Human Connectome Project | #brain #science

Picture Gallery of the Human Connectome Project | #brain #science | Human Nature  ,Brain and Cognitive Sciences &Singularity | Scoop.it

Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.

 

The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.

 

References:

 

Director of NIH Praises the Human Connectome ProjectMuse’s latest album uses a Human Connectome Project rendering of white matter tracks.Human Connectome Project pieces together neural data through brain scansBrain Mapping Center Seminar Series: “Discovering the Human Connectome”Mapping out a new era in brain research – CNN LabsProbing the Brain’s Mysteries – The Wall Street JournalFirst public release of 3T Connectom scanner data!Connectom Scanner Uses Ultra-High Gradient StrengthBrain Mapping Seminar SeriesFirst Images on the Connectom 3T Scanner Obtained


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Anne Fleischman's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:16 AM

Pour le plaisir les yeux #bigdata