On the evolution of the mammalian brain

Torday and Miller, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 19 April 2016. The abstract: “Hobson and Friston have hypothesized that the brain must actively dissipate heat in order to process information (Hobson et al., 2014). This physiologic trait is functionally...

Book review tool now on BMAI site

There’s now a book review tool on this site. To create a book review, login and use one of the following methods: Hover your cursor over the word New a the top of the page (after logging in) and, from the drop-down menu, select Book Review. Create your book...

Algorithm brings whole-brain simulation within reach

An improvement to the Neural Simulation Tool (NEST) algorithm, the primary tool of the Human Brain Project, expanded the scope of brain neural data management (for simulations) from the current 1% of discrete neurons (about the number in the cerebellum) to 10%. The...