Aug. 3, 2019

Hidden Dynamics Detected in Neuronal Networks

Neuronal networks in the brain can process information particularly well when they are close to a critical point – or so brain researchers had assumed based on theoretical considerations. However, experimental investigations of brain activity revealed much fewer indicators of such critical states than expected. 

July 23, 2019

"Mind The Brain" Museum Exhibition For HBP Launched In Jerusalem

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. 

July 18, 2019

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.

July 9, 2019

The beneficial effects of sleep in a cerebral simulation

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? 

June 1, 2019

Probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps for 32 new human brain areas released

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.