A region of the brain that extends through both hemispheres, the planum temporale, is larger in the left than in the right hemisphere. In the 1960s, this finding was linked to the hosting of language processing in the left hemisphere, but new research from one of the Human Brain Project’s research partners has shown this asymmetry is not a marker of language lateralisation.
The number of jobs running on the Human Brain Project’s two neuromorphic machines is steadily increasing, as the hardware systems and software continue to be refined.
Three times a second, 10,000 times every hour, your eyes saccade, jump in unison, shifting their focus from one spot in the visual field to another. And yet the world never appears to leap about or shake as it would if a camera were doing the same. Why?
New research shows the brain remains interconnected during non-REM sleep, which was thought not to happen.
Human Brain Project scientist Viktor Jirsa is the head of a team creating personalised brain models for patients with intractable epilepsy. He explains the process and how the HBP’s brain models and cross-displinary collaborations are central to a new way of targeting epilepsy surgery.
An introduction to slow waves in the brain, with HBP scientist Maurizio Mattia.
Here you can find a list of the Society for Neuroscience 2017 Posters and Symposia that present work done by or in association with the Human Brain Project.