HBP neuroscientist Gustavo Deco talks about his work with CHAMPMouse, an HBP partnering project investigating the circuitous network of connections that are activated when we do something as simple as distinguishing objects with our sight.
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A region of the brain that extends through both hemispheres, the planum temporale, is larger in the left than in the right hemisphere. In the 1960s, this finding was linked to the hosting of language processing in the left hemisphere, but new research from one of the Human Brain Project’s research partners has shown this asymmetry is not a marker of language lateralisation.
Three times a second, 10,000 times every hour, your eyes saccade, jump in unison, shifting their focus from one spot in the visual field to another. And yet the world never appears to leap about or shake as it would if a camera were doing the same. Why?
New research shows the brain remains interconnected during non-REM sleep, which was thought not to happen.
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.
An introduction to slow waves in the brain, with HBP scientist Maurizio Mattia.
With society facing a steadily increasing burden of brain disease, researchers in the HBP are launching a collaborative initiative to identify potential new brain drugs.