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A computer system that can simulate the brain

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Scientists from Stanford University have generated a model capable of simulating brain activity (Benjamin BV et al). It’s capable of simulating a million neurons with billions of synaptic connections. The amount of power required is similar to that necessary for running a tablet computer. They’re calling the system Neurogrid. It’s composed of 16 Neurocore chips that […]

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The creative brain: “the imagination network”

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Cognitive neuroscientists are investigating what happens in the brain during the creative process. Conventional notions about creativity were based on the differences between the right and left brain. The left brain was considered to be responsible for realistic, practical, analytical and logical functions whereas the right brain was supposed to be involved in creativity and […]

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Glutamatergic receptor disorders in children

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What do you know about glutamatergic transmission? What kind of neuropaediatric disorders are related to glutamatergic receptor mutations? What kind of symptoms could be associated with abnormal glutamatergic transmission?     Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the nervous system and it plays a key role in long-term potentiation (LTP). LTP is involved […]

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Official launch of the CGB network

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“Connecting The Growing Brain” http://www.connectingthegrowingbrain.com. Network of paediatric neurologists and basic researchers that aims to understand the developing brain through synaptic communication. Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of the network “Connecting the growing brain” (CGB). We are a group of pediatric neurologists and basic researchers working together to understand how dysfunctions […]

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