April 2, 2020

New neuroscience method disentangles crossing fibers in brain tissue

When generating a detailed network model of the brain, nerve fiber crossings pose a major challenge for current neuroimaging techniques. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have now found that scattered light can be used to resolve the brain’s substructure like the crossing angles of the nerve fibers with micrometer resolution. For their studies, the researchers combined microscopy measurements and simulations on supercomputers.

Nov. 29, 2017

Epilepsy: Building Personalised Models of the Brain

Human Brain Project scientist Viktor Jirsa is the head of a team creating personalised brain models for patients with intractable epilepsy. He explains the process and how the HBP’s brain models and cross-displinary collaborations are central to a new way of targeting epilepsy surgery.