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  • "Julich-Brain" is the name of the first 3D-atlas of the human brain that reflects the variability of the brain’s structure with microscopic resolution.

  • Science and Technology

    Optimizing neural networks on a brain-inspired computer

    22 July 2020

    Neural networks in both biological settings and artificial intelligence distribute computation across their neurons to solve complex tasks. New research now shows how so-called “critical states” can be used to optimize artificial neural networks running on brain-inspired neuromorphic hardware.

  • Brussels, May 29, 2020 - The EBRAINS shared Research Infrastructure for brain research is pleased to announce a significant step forward with the appointment of its founding CEO Paweł Świeboda. The EBRAINS digital brain research infrastructure is a key outcome of the European Commission’s Flagship 10-year research initiative Human Brain Project. The newly formed EBRAINS AISBL is based in Brussels, Belgium.

  • EBRAINS services join the list of recommended repositories for neuroscience data.

  • Science and Technology

    Dendrite Activity May Boost Brain Processing Power

    11 February 2020

    Single human neurons may be much more powerful computational devices than once thought, according to a new study that identifies previously unknown electrical activity in neural dendrites.

  • The Human Brain Project (HBP) offers in the context of the Interactive Computing E-Infrastructure (ICEI) project access to compute and storage resources of Fenix. With this call, European neuroscientists are invited to submit proposals for using these resources for research on topics in the broader scope of the HBP.

  • The Virtual Brain, one of the EBRAINS services, has achieved a major milestone on the path to clinical applications based on brain simulation. A novel method to improve outcomes of Epilepsy surgery has now received approval for clinical testing in 13 French hospitals. The breakthrough paves the way for work on more clinical applications of personalised brain simulations derived from fMRI brain scan data. Through the Virtual Brain Services page you can access the pipeline services used to create personalised brain models.

  • The EBRAINS data curation teams prepare brain science data sets in a manner to make it FAIR, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. The data sets are then made available to scientists via the EBRAINS Find Data Service. This data curation work is technical and complicated and conducted by scientists. In this video, curators in the Oslo team answers the question: "How would you describe your work to your grandma?"

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