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Scientists Show How a Gene Duplication Helped Our Brains Become 'Human'


A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has shown that an extra copy of a brain-development gene, which appeared in our ancestors' genomes about 2.4 million years ago, allowed maturing neurons to migrate farther and develop more connections.

What genetic changes account for the vast behavioral differences between humans and other primates? Researchers so far…


Added by Alireza Sibaei on May 5, 2012 at 5:35am — No Comments

Sensory integration

This garden universe vibrates complete. Some we get a sound so sweet. Vibrations reach on up to become light, and then thru gamma, out of sight. Between the eyes and ears there lay, the sounds of color and the light of a sigh.  ~   Moody Blues…

Added by lee william robertson on May 3, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

The 2012 Brain-Art Competition

In order order to recognize the beauty and creativity of artistic renderings emerging from the neuroimaging community, we are launching the second annual Brain-Art Competition.

Countless hours are devoted to creation of informative visualizations for communicating neuroscientific findings. This competition once again aims to recognize the artistic creativity of our community that often goes underappreciated in the publication process.

We are inviting…


Added by Carlos Guerrero-Mosquera on May 3, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

New Music Therapy Application

Just have finished new software for music therapy - Aquarius v.1.0. Everybody can try it and use - it's a freeware. It's been published to

Added by Alexander V. Vishnevsky on April 27, 2012 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

Mount and check signals of 16 EEG electrodes in less than 1 minute....

g.tec performed an experiment where 16 active dry EEG electrodes (g.SAHARAelectrode) where mounted. As electrode cap the g.GAMMAcap2 was used. The EEG data was recorded with the new 256 channel biosignal amplifier called g.HIamp.

The combination of these new developments leads to a pathbreaking assembling time for EEG electrodes!

In less than 1 minute, 16 EEG electrodes where mounted and the signal was checked – excellent EEG signals were recorded.

On Youtube you can see…


Added by Armin Schnürer on April 24, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments

Pain and Itch

Neuroscience Bulletin, the official publication of Chinese Neuroscience Society, has just published a special issue on Pain and Itch (Volume 28, Number 2 / April 2012). This special issue provides a timely focus on recent progress in our understanding of the mechanisms of pain and itch. We hope this issue will provoke new studies that provide a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying pain and itch, eventually leading to more effective treatments of devastating chronic pain and itch…


Added by Martijn Roelandse on April 23, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments

Brain-Injury Data Used to Map Intelligence in the Brain

Scientists report that they have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain. Theirs is one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses so far of the brain structures vital to general intelligence and to specific aspects of intellectual functioning, such as verbal comprehension and working memory.

Their study, published in Brain: A Journal of Neurology, is unique in that it enlisted an…


Added by Alireza Sibaei on April 11, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

BCI Award 2012

The International Annual BCI Award, endowed with 3,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research.

The deadline for submissions for the 2012 Award is July 15, 2012.

Write a clear description in English language that should not exceed 2 pages. The document has to include your full name(s), contact information, project title, brief description and…


Added by Armin Schnürer on April 10, 2012 at 2:02am — No Comments

Fundamentals of Electrophysiology a Hands-on Course For ASEAN Students

Department of Neurosceinces, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus with collaboration with Deuther Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Germany will organize Fundamentals Of Electrophysiology A Hands - On Course. This course is opened for ASEAN students.

This course will…


Added by NOR SAFIRA ELAINA MOHD NOOR on April 4, 2012 at 10:50pm — No Comments

BRAIN for IPAD The Natbrainlab has developed a new digital atlas of the human brain that you may find helpful for your research. It is called Brain and is for Ipad 2. This application enables an int…


The Natbrainlab has developed a new digital atlas of the human brain that you may find helpful for your research.

It is called Brain and is for Ipad 2.

This application enables an interactive visualization of the brain in 3D and a deep understanding of brain functions and its disorders. The…


Added by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten on April 4, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments



Our Mission

This year the International School of Clinical Neuroanatomy aims to provide a broad platform to clinical neuroscientists interested in the neuroanatomy of the occipital lobes. We intend to capitalize on novel methods for brain mapping to provide a comprehensive overview of the…


Added by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten on April 4, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Call for Proposals: SpringerBriefs in Neuroscience

Springer is delighted to announce SpringerBriefs, concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications across a wide spectrum of fields. Featuring compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages, the series covers a range of content from professional to academic. Typical topics might include:

  • A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques
  • A bridge between new research results published in journal articles and a contextual literature…

Added by Ann Avouris on April 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Intergrated Master and Doctor Neuroscience,Universiti Sains Malaysia

Universiti Sains Malayasia (USM) will start offering the Master and Doctor of Neuroscience degrees with its first intake of eight candidates this year. Over the next five years, this is expected to reach a total of 36 thus making the USM as the first institution of higher education do so in Southeast Asia.

This was announced by the Vice-Chancellor of USM, Assoc. Dato 'Dr. Omar Osman, at the opening of Brain Awareness Week.

"We will continue to change the…


Added by Professor Jafri Malin Abdullah on April 2, 2012 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

New milestone

Thank you all for your contribution to The NeuroNetwork. We are now very close to welcoming our 4.000th member who will receive 250$ worth of (Springer) books! 

Help us to spread the word, invite colleagues and grow this community even further. 

The NeuroNetwork

Added by Martijn Roelandse on March 28, 2012 at 4:48am — No Comments

The bell jar

Conscious experience is a bell jar shaped by historical and environmental forces. What we call ‘ordinary experience’ is fashioned by exposure during early childhood and a sensory-network that has evolved over eons of earthly habitation. Recent findings published in the journal Proceeding of the Academy of Sciences help support my bell jar theory. They show that the sensory world is tuned by exposure early in life. Children growing up in cultures…

Added by lee william robertson on March 26, 2012 at 3:54am — No Comments

AREADNE 2012 -- Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!


Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles

Nomikos Conference Center, Santorini, Greece

21-24 June 2012


The submission deadline for poster abstracts at AREADNE 2012 has been extended to 28 March 2012 !

AREADNE 2012 will be our fourth meeting at the Nomikos Conference Centre in Santorini, Greece. …


Added by John Pezaris, Ph.D. on March 13, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Therapeutic writing

Writing has been shown to replace ruminating. Ruminating is generally thought of as mental activity devoted to replaying past traumatic experience. It is a well-known contributor to clinical depression. That’s why writing workshops are often included in the treatment of depression. However, ruminating over future events, such as taking a high-stakes exam or something, can be equally disruptive. In this case, ruminating often leads to “choking” where…

Added by lee william robertson on March 10, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

AREADNE 2012 -- Call for Abstracts


Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles

Nomikos Conference Center, Santorini, Greece

21-24 June 2012


We are please to announce solicitation of abstracts for poster presentation at AREADNE 2012, 21-24 June 2012, our fourth meeting to be held at the Nomikos Conference Centre in…


Added by John Pezaris, Ph.D. on March 2, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Free content: Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience

Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN) offers theoretical, review, and primary research articles on behavior and brain processes in humans. Coverage includes normal function as well as patients with injuries or processes that influence brain function: neurological disorders, including both healthy and disordered aging; and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression.

The journal has an impact factor of 3.512 and is a publication of the…


Added by Kate Davis on March 2, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Hodgkin Huxley simulator for iPhone and iPad

I would like to draw your attention to a new brain cell simulator for iPhone and iPad. It's a great way to introduce passive models and Hodgkin-Huxley models in class, demonstrate at a meeting or run simulations on the go.

Check it out at:

Added by Gillian Queisser on March 2, 2012 at 5:18am — No Comments

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