March 18, 2019

European Brain Research Area (EBRA) Call for Clusters launched

The EBRA consortium has launched a Call for Clusters aimed to promote co-operation and exchange between brain research projects and networks, and thus enable or enhance international collaboration and the emergence of development of clusters in all areas of brain research, in line with EBRA’s aim to foster new, and extend existing, transnational research cooperation of European countries, and to support coordination of research efforts.

Feb. 28, 2019

New neuronal model with potential to tackle spinocerebellar ataxias disease

February 28th, 2019. Within the partnering environment of the Human Brain Project, a Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship, researchers of the Politechnic University of Milan have developed a simplified neuronal model with potential to tackle the spinocerebellar ataxias disease – a success story of the integration of the partnering environment´s scientific community in neuroscience and neurocomputing with the Human Brain Project.

Feb. 7, 2019

International Brain Initiatives Bring Together A Global Perspective On Neuroethics

The latest edition of Cell Press's NEURON features an extended feature on neuroethics bringing together publications from the seven component brain initiatives which together form the International Brain Initiative. Included are papers reflecting on the work of the Human Brain Project (EU), Australian, Canadian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and United States national brain research initiatives.

Jan. 14, 2019

Interdisciplinary Brain Science: HBP Curriculum enters third Teaching Cycle

After careful evaluation and revision, the HBP Curriculum on Interdisciplinary Brain Science, organised by the Human Brain Project’s dedicated Education Programme, has entered its third Teaching Cycle. A new online course on Cognitive Systems has been added to the video collection and six face-to-face workshops will take place in 2019.

Dec. 21, 2018

Opinion on Responsible Dual Use from the Human Brain Project

The Ethics and Society group of the Human Brain Project (HBP) has just published its opinion on “Responsible Dual Use” including recommendations for dealing with dual use concerns in relation to misuse of brain research and new computing technologies. 

Dec. 21, 2018

Brains of smarter people have bigger and faster neurons

Scientists working within the Human Brain Project have for the first time uncovered a direct relation between brain cell size and IQ level. As they describe in the journal eLife, larger neurons in the so-called temporal lobe of the brain that generate electrical signals with higher speed are related to faster processing rates and intelligence level as assessed in standard IQ testing.