EyeWire: A Game To Map The Brain
Did You Know? / Neuroscience Technologies

EyeWire: A Game To Map The Brain

Solving the mysteries of the connectome may require something more powerful than a supercomputer.  The makers of EyeWire think that it’s you who can help map the brain!  This game was invented in Sebastian Seung’s Computational Neuroscience Lab at MIT and now has over 70,000 players from over 130 countries!  The best part is that the … Continue reading

Connectomics: Mapping the Brain
Neuro News / Neuroscience Technologies

Connectomics: Mapping the Brain

The human brain is filled with approximately 100 billion neurons, each of which makes a multitude of connections to neighboring neurons.  The diversity of these neurons and vast interconnections facilitate processes such as those involved in decision making, evoking a memory, riding a bike, or simply reading this sentence.  Incorrect wiring of these neurons may … Continue reading

Repaving Old Roads After Spinal Cord Injury
Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders / Sensation and Perception

Repaving Old Roads After Spinal Cord Injury

The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 500,000 people will experience spinal cord injuries (SCI) every year.  Researchers at the Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland reported that approximately half of human spinal cord injuries lead to paralysis severe enough to keep the person in a wheelchair for the rest … Continue reading