neuroscience   29015

« earlier    

Amazing New Brain Map of Every Synapse Points to the Roots of Thinking
So are you your synaptome?

Perhaps. The essence of you—memories, thought patterns—seems to be etched into how diverse synapses activate in response to input. Like a fingerprint for memories and decisions, synaptomes can then be “read” to decipher that thought.

But as the authors acknowledge, the study’s only the beginning. Along with the paper, the team launched a Synaptome Explorer tool to help neuroscientists further parse the intricate connections between synapses and you.

“This map opens a wealth of new avenues of research that should transform our understanding of behavior and brain disease,” said Grant.
Neuroscience  synapse 
yesterday by euler
Neuroforensics: Exploring the Legal Implications of Emerging Neurotechnologies: Proceedings of a Workshop | The National Academies Press
"Discussions around the intersection between neuroscience and the law began decades ago. Originally used mostly in death penalty cases, the role of neuroscience has extended to cases involving drugs, assault, burglary, child abuse, rape, fraud, theft, and kidnapping. Neuroscience has also begun to play an increasingly important role in making policy, particularly where the law is unclear or ambiguous.
"In March 2018, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine organized a workshop in order to explore the current uses of neuroscience and bring stakeholders from neuroscience and legal societies together in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Participants worked together to advance an understanding of neurotechnologies that could impact the legal system and the state of readiness to consider these technologies and where appropriate, to integrate them into the legal system. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop."
to:NB  books:noted  neuroscience  law  moral_responsibility 
yesterday by cshalizi
The ethics of neuroscience - Monash Lens
The Ethics of Neuroscience’ which is episode four of ‘A Different Lens’ examines the fundamental questions being raised by our growing understanding of the human brain.

New technologies are allowing us to have control over the human brain like never before. As we push the possibilities we must ask ourselves, what is neuroscience today and how far is too far?

The world’s best neurosurgeons can now provide treatments for things that were previously untreatable, such as Parkinson’s and clinical depression. Many patients are cured, while others develop side effects such as erratic behaviour and changes in their personality.

Not only do we have greater understanding of clinical psychology, forensic psychology and criminal psychology, we also have more control. Professional athletes and gamers are now using this technology – some of it untested – to improve performance. However, with these amazing possibilities come great ethical concerns.

This manipulation of the brain has far-reaching effects, impacting the law, marketing, health industries and beyond. We need to investigate the capabilities of neuroscience and ask the ethical questions that will determine how far we can push the science of mind and behaviour.
video  neuroscience  ethics 
2 days ago by jotjotjes
AI-powered brain emulation is changing our definition of death | WIRED UK
Scientists are replacing traditional definitions based on brain death with new concepts based on cryogenics and AI
Neuroscience  wired 
3 days ago by jorgebarba
Sea Hero Quest - Gaming to Help Study Dementia
Sea Hero Quest is a fun and addictive mobile game dedicated to helping global research into dementia.
medicine  health  neuroscience  dementia  research  mobile  video  games 
6 days ago by asaltydog

« earlier    

related tags

+idriss.aberkane  200  2011  2018  adhd  aging  ai  alzheimer's-disease  alzheimer's  anatomy  animals  anxiety  apes  arrogance  art  article  articles  artificial  artificialintelligence  autism  awesome  babies  beginnersmind  behavior  bigdata  biology  bodies  book  book_review  books:noted  brain  brainmaps  brains  buddhism  cannabis  career  chaos  children  clownfish  cognition  colors  compassion  consciousness  container  culture  datasets  davidweisman  deeplearning  dementia  depression  design  disease  docker  dream-team  dreams  drosophila  drugs  editorial  education  emotion  endocrine  essex  ethics  evil  evolution  exhibition  experience  fatherhood  fear  fish  games  google  graphics  health  history  hn  hormones  human  imageprocessing  imaging  important  insects  intelligence  interactive-explanations  interesting  javascript  language  law  learning  life_advice  love  lovefirst  lsd  lymphaticsystem  machine-learning  machine_learning  marijuana  massachusets  materialism  medicine  memory  mice  michael_pollan  mind  ml  mobile  moral_responsibility  morality  mouse  movement  museum  music  nautilus  nautilusmag  networks  neural-networks  neuralnetworks  neuro  neurodegenerative  neurodiversity  neuroimaging  neurojornalismo  neuron  neuropixels  neuroplasticity  nfl  nipype  nuclear  nutrition  of  opinion  parenting  peabody  philosophy  physics  predictivecoding  predictiveprocessing  primates  psychedelics  psychology  ptsd  reaction  recording  recruiting  religion  research  review  rewiring  scanning  schizophrenia  science  sciencefiction  scifi  self-improvement  sensory  shared  sleep  speech  sports  synapse  synapses  talk  talk_lovefirst  technology  theory  thinking  to:nb  transgender  ux  video  vision  waisman  wikipedia  wikis_of_interest  wired  workforce  writing  ~3h 

Copy this bookmark: