May 30, 2018

The Human Brain Project has entered its third phase

The European Commission and the Human Brain Project (HBP) have signed the second Specific Grant Agreement (SGA2), which will fund the HBP from April 1st 2018 until March 31st 2020 with EUR 88 million.

May 30, 2018

The hippocampus as never seen before

HBP researchers have published a novel post-mortem mapping of the hippocampus at unprecedented resolution using ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF-MRI) and more specifically diffusion MRI-based methods. This not only reveals the hippocampus' substructures, but also its internal connectivity and cellular composition.

May 17, 2018

HBP to hold international conference on consciousness research

In June, the European Human Brain Project (HBP) invites scientists, physicians, philosophers and students to join the project’s first large international conference devoted to the understanding of consciousness. The conference will focus on fundamentals and theory, experimental studies, computational models, and clinical-societal implications of consciousness research. This is the first in a series of large, HBP international conference and will take place in central Barcelona on June 21-22, 2018.

May 7, 2018

Better measures of consciousness and a tale of cultural loss

Measuring consciousness can be critical in the clinical setting, but current tools are relatively crude. Researchers in the Human Brain Project are working on more accurate and clinically useful ways of measuring whether a patient is conscious, in order to help doctors to make decisions on treatment and care.