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A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain

A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Reductionist biology—examining individual brain parts, neural circuits and molecules—has brought us a long way, but it alone cannot explain the workings of the human brain, an information processor within our skull that is perhaps unparalleled anywhere in the universe. We must construct as well as reduce and build as well as dissect. To do that, we need a new paradigm that combines both analysis and synthesis. The father of reductionism, French philosopher René Descartes, wrote about the need to investigate the parts and then reassemble them to re-create the whole.

 

 


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New way to gain a clear view of the Brain | KurzweilAI

New way to gain a clear view of the Brain | KurzweilAI | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
A group of Japanese neuroscientists is trying to peer into the mind --- literally.

 

They have devised a way to turn the brain’s opaque gray matter into a glassy, see-through substance that could help neuroscientists map the brain’s underlying architecture, the “connectome.”


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Watching neurons learn

Watching neurons learn | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
What happens at the level of individual neurons while we learn? This question intrigued the neuroscientist Daniel Huber, who recently arrived at the Department of Basic Neuroscience at the UNIGE.

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Brainy Trees, Metaphorical Forests: On Neuroscience, Embodiment, and Architecture | Neuroanthropology

Brainy Trees, Metaphorical Forests: On Neuroscience, Embodiment, and Architecture | Neuroanthropology | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Inspiration and interpretation are inevitable. As metaphor is basic to what we do, so emerging results in neuroscience will be taken well beyond the intentions and even meanings of their authors. Much caution and critique will be needed. Yet at the same time, I want to preserve a space for this other mantle, from science to art and humanism. To creation and design and expression.

 

A revolution based on neuroscience? No. A recognition of our bodies and experiences and senses? Yes. And thus much closer to metaphors that inspire us every day. Like HOME or WARMTH. And maybe even a tree or two.


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