On July 11th the much anticipated Human Brain Project Museum Exhibition was formally opened at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon was cut by Human Brain Project Executive Director Dr Christian Fauteux, accompanied by exhibition curator Varda Gur Ben Shitrit and Chrystelle Lucas, a member of the European Commission Delegation to Israel.
High Performance Computing (HPC) for neuroscience: Hands-on introduction to supercomputing usage, tools and applications
Neuroscience research has become increasingly interdisciplinary in recent years. New imaging technologies deliver ultra-high resolution images, and new simulator technology enables scientists to simulate larger and more detailed neural networks. Such data can no longer be analysed and such simulations can no longer be run solely on a user’s computer in the office: clusters, supercomputers and good data management strategies have become indispensable.
ICEI resources are being used in a large-scale project that aims to develop the first detailed and realistic 3D model of an area of the hippocampus.
Sleep is essential in all animal species, although this decreases the time available for seemingly more productive activities and notwithstanding the increased dangers arising from exposure to predation and environmental hazards. So, why do we sleep?
HBP scientists argue for brain simulators as “mathematical observatories” for neuroscience
Maps of cytoarchitectonic areas and cortical layers released for BigBrain
The JuBrain cytoarchitectonic atlas consists of probabilistic maps of cortical areas and subcortical nuclei, defined by histological analysis of ten human post-mortem brains for each structure. This cytoarchitectonic atlas is a key element of the HBP Human Brain Atlas, representing the most detailed micro-structural parcellation of the cortex currently available. The existing atlas of 74 individual maps has now received an update, and is extended by 32 new cytoarchitectonic maps.
Live Papers are interactive documents that refer to recently published scientific articles whose content is related to the work, tools and services publicly available on the BSP.
The CAJAL course in Whole Brain Imaging is an intensive three-week course that will carry participants through the theory and practice of advanced methods for investigating brain structure-function relationships at the organ level.