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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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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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Quantum Mechanics and Higher Brain Functions

Quantum Mechanics and Higher Brain Functions

Technical| Michael Ulrich  

Quantum Mechanics and Higher Brain Functions A review of the article by Christof Koch and Klaus Hepp At some point in your life you may find yourself pondering your individual relevance to the world around you. You may start to question whether your disposition was a result of bad decision making, or if fate simply […]

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Neuroprosthetic Systems

Neuroprosthetic Systems

Technical| Rowan Whitney  

An Introduction to Neuroprosthesis and BCIs by Rowan Whitney We have all heard about Sci-Fi flicks where people get chips implanted into their brains to augment their capabilities, which may seem far off by today’s standards. This trope of science fiction, however, is already presenting itself as a reality. These “brain chips”, or in more […]

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Neuromorphic Hardware Designs: A Quick Survey

Neuromorphic Hardware Designs: A Quick Survey

Technical| Abolfazl Alipour  

The Carboncopies Foundation Neuromorphic Hardware Designs: A Quick Survey Abolfazl Alipour   Historical Backgrounds The brain is a fascinating mystery, 3 pounds of organic material that can generate consciousness, think about the origins of the cosmos, and even think about its own thinking. Making machines that can work and behave like brains is an old […]

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Jan. 28, 2018 – Workshop: Transcending Biology: Reverse Engineering the Brain

Jan. 28, 2018 – Workshop: Transcending Biology: Reverse Engineering the Brain

Technical| Allen  

FREE to all at https://carboncopies.org/livestream On Sunday, January 28, 2018, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Carboncopies is hosting a public workshop on whole brain emulation and mind uploading. Attendance online or in person is free of charge. The workshop is designed to both introduce whole brain emulation and the Carboncopies organization as well as provide an update […]

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