March 16, 2018

The quest for consciousness: A Darwinian moment

HBP scientist Marcello Massimini believes we are close to a profound leap in our understanding of consciousness – he likens it to the moment before Charles Darwin began mining the rich seams of evidence that led to the theory of evolution.

March 14, 2018

Robots with Brains

Fortiss, a research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services with headquarters in Munich, has developed a new simulator for the Human Brain Project, enabling neuroscientists to "transplant" their brain models into virtual robots.

Feb. 28, 2018

New ultrasound technique shows the brain of rodents in action

A new ultrasound method to analyse what happens in the brain while executing activity is portable, has a better resolution and can be used in movement. SINC news agency's LAURA CHAPARRO reports on how HBP's partnering project FUSIMICE has validated the technique's effectiveness in active and anesthetised rodents.