Allen Institute publishes highest resolution map of the entire human brain to date

Allen Human Brain Reference Atlas provides first whole human brain cellular resolution dataset combined with neuroimaging and comprehensive mapping of brain regions_ Allen Institute


How Do Different Brain Regions Interact to Enhance Function?

Textbooks have long divided the brain into dozens of discrete areas, each with its own set of functions. Students learn that the hippocampus is crucial for learning and memory. The cerebellum coordinates movements. The prefrontal cortex is the seat of higher cognition, handling processes such as decision-making._ Tim Requarth / SIMONS FOUNDATION

An implant to prevent Alzheimer’s

In a cutting-edge treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, EPFL scientists have developed an implantable capsule that can turn the patient’s immune system against the disease._EPFL

Amputee Feels Texture with a Bionic Fingertip

An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time — in his phantom hand — using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the arm. The advancement will accelerate the development of touch enabled prosthetics._EPFL

Brain, body and mind: understanding consciousness

This isn’t new technology – the first animal EEG was published a century ago – but computational neuroscientist Chennu has come up with a way of combining its output with a branch of maths called graph theory to measure the level of a person’s consciousness. What’s more, he’s developing the technology as a bedside device for doctors to diagnose patients suffering from consciousness disorders (such as a vegetative state caused by injury or stroke) to work out the best course of action and to support family counselling._ The University of Cambridge