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Experimental Enhancement of Neurophysiological Function

Experimental Enhancement of Neurophysiological Function

Technical| Michael Ulrich  

Experimental Enhancement of Neurophysiological Function A summary of an opinion article by Diana Deca and Randal Koene Enhancing brain function has long been a desirable goal by neuroscientists and trans-humanists alike. Experimental procedures using drugs, sensorimotor stimulants, and neural prostheses have shown practical results demonstrating how neural activity can be stimulated directly through influences outside […]

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Numenta

Numenta

Easy Reading| Allen  

Numenta Numenta is trying to trying to create artificial intelligence by applying insights about how the brain works. Their plan: reverse engineer the neocortex. Numenta publishes theories that help advance this mission, but in the short term, they license their technology for commercial applications. The group is led by CEO & Co-Founder Donna Dubinsky and […]

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Braingate

Braingate

Easy Reading| Allen  

BrainGate An overview of the informative research hub and company One day we may be able to control computers with our minds. This is the concept that drives researchers at BrainGate.org. They are dedicated to making brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) possible and have been working tirelessly to that end since their first experiments in 2002 at […]

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Where We Go From Here

Where We Go From Here

Easy Reading| Randal Koene  

Where We Go From Here An Introduction to the Carboncopies Foundation 2019 Summer Event “Updating the Roadmap to Whole Brain Emulation Part 2: Where We Go From Here.” by Dr. Randal Koene Whole brain emulation is the technical term for a process by which the very specific functions of a brain can be recreated so […]

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Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

Is the Brain a Quantum Computer? A summary of an argumentative paper by Litt, Eliasmith, Kroon, Weinstein, and Thagard Consciousness, learning, perception, and memory are mental phenomena that are essential for defining the self and identity. With the rise of quantum computing, theorists have compared explaining mental phenomena to quantum computing in that non-local entanglement […]

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Restoration of Function After Brain Damage Using a Neural Prosthesis

Restoration of Function After Brain Damage Using a Neural Prosthesis

Technical| Michael Ulrich  

Restoration of Function After Brain Damage Using a Neural Prosthesis A summary of the proof-of-concept testing for repairing neural pathways using prostheses by Guggenmos, Azin, Barbay, Mahnken, Dunham, Mohensi, and Nudo Most often neural prosthesis are associated with giving people superhuman like abilities such as controlling machines by thought or adding the seemingly infinite information […]

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Single Neuron Dynamics and Computation

Single Neuron Dynamics and Computation

Technical| Michael Ulrich  

Single Neuron Dynamics and Computation An Article Review on Research in Neuron Plasticity and Dendritic Arbor Anatomy by Brunel, Hakim, and Richardson When looking at the inner workings of the brain at its most basic component, the neuron, forms the basis of the brain’s ability to send signals from one location to another. Neurons generate […]

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BrainFacts.org

BrainFacts.org

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

BrainFacts.org A Review on the Public Information Initiative Website The human brain likely holds a place in the list of top ten marvels of the universe. It’s where we experience everything, and in that way it’s the place in which we live, and yet we still have much to understand about it. It’s no wonder […]

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The Virtual Brain

The Virtual Brain

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

The Virtual Brain A Review on The Virtual Brain Project Simulation software is constantly giving us new opportunities to teach the world about all kinds of subjects. Any average student in college, or even high school, likely has used simulation software at one point or another (especially engineers). One unique team of innovators has taken […]

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The OpenCog Foundation

The OpenCog Foundation

Easy Reading| Allen  

The OpenCog Foundation Open-source Software for Artificial General Intelligence What if there was a way to combine narrow AI systems to create Artificial General Intelligence? If the brain could be defined by a set amount of complex functions and algorithms, would we be able to create AGI once we write them all in code? These […]

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