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.

Dec. 3, 2018

The EU Commission Flagship Fleet Presence at ICT 2018 – Media Opportunities

The ICT 2018 Conference on 4-6 December in Vienna is Europe’s largest ICT event, with a dedicated exhibition and special events on the digital transformation of society and industry. For the first time, all three of the EU’s FET Flagships – Graphene Flagship, Human Brain Project and Quantum Flagship – will be featured in the same place at once. Several media events and three neighboring exhibition booths with interactive demos invite to discover Europe’s Flagship Fleet.

Nov. 19, 2018

European Brain Research Area (EBRA) Project Launched

1 November 2018 marked the launch of the European Brain Council (EBC)-coordinated EU project The European Brain Research Area (EBRA). A project to streamline and better co-ordinate brain research across Europe while fostering global initiatives.