News about EBRAINS, its community and its work


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  • The European research infrastructure EBRAINS powers a new approach to understand the brain mechanisms underlying consciousness

  • Ultra-high definition predictive brain tool seeks to give surgeons a sharp eye to spot epilepsy in a patient’s brain

  • The latest version of the EBRAINS Interactive Atlas Viewer brings a range of new features and updated versions of parcellation maps. The user interface has been significantly streamlined in response to user feedback.

  • PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, teamed up with the ICEI Project and the Fenix Research Infrastructure to deliver highly advanced computing services to European researchers.

  • Each year, editors and writers choose a top research achievement as Science’s Breakthrough of the Year. This year, that honor goes to the multiple COVID-19 vaccines that have succeeded in large human trials. Nine advances from all areas of research were chosen as the runners up. Among them are surprising similarities between brains of mammals and birds, discovered with the innovative microscopy method 3D-PLI, which is powered by EBRAINS services.

  • From 11-13 January 2021, the Society for Neuroscience is hosting for the first time the virtual SfN Global Connectome - a cross-cutting neuroscience event, designed to facilitate scientific exchange across the globe and across the field, providing scientists at all career stages, of all disciplines, with opportunities to learn, collaborate, and connect.

  • Science and Technology

    New openMINDS metadata models enhance EBRAINS services

    14 December 2020

    openMINDS develops and maintains a set of metadata models to facilitate access to neuroscience research.

  • November was a busy month for the HBP Education Programme Team, as it supported not one, not two, but three EBRAINS Research Infrastructure Trainings.

  • Science and Technology

    One step closer to a brain prosthesis for the blind

    4 December 2020

    Human Brain Project research has helped lay the foundation for a brain implant that could one day give blind people their sight back. Recent discoveries at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) show that in monkeys, newly developed high-resolution implants in the visual cortex make it possible to recognize artificially induced images. The findings were published in Science on 3 December. For further development towards application in humans, the high-resolution 3D digital brain atlases of HBP’s EBRAINS Research Infrastructure will become instrumental.

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