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Understanding the Human Brain: A New Era of Big Neuroscience

Written by Gianluca Quaglio with James Tarlton, Decoding the human brain remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. On 29 November 2016, the STOA (Science and Technology Assessment) Panel will host a workshop entitled ‘Understanding the Human Brain: A New Era of Big Neuroscience’, at which representatives from some of the world’s leading brain … Continue reading

What if others could read your mind? [Science & Technology Podcast]

Written by Philip Boucher, Mihalis Kritikos and Lieve Van Woensel, Brain-computer interface technology has been advancing rapidly and will continue to do so as our knowledge of how the brain works increases. Could this transform our understanding of life as we know it? A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a direct communication pathway between the brain … Continue reading

Do we know enough about our brain?

Written by Sarah McCormack and Nera Kuljanic, Brain disorders cost Europe nearly 800 billion euro a year, which is far greater than the cost resulting from cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes combined. On 15 March 2016 the EP’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel hosted a workshop in conjunction with the DANA Foundation in … Continue reading

STOA Annual Lecture 2014: Do we know how our brain works?

Written by Geoff Archer The STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) Panel was proud to welcome Professor Thomas Südhof for this year’s Annual Lecture. Professor Südhof, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine, spoke to the audience about his ground-breaking work on the functioning of brain synapses. Drawing on the experience of a life … Continue reading

Towards understanding the brain: Explained by a Nobel Prize Winner

Written by Geoff Archer, Trainee at the Scientific Foresight Unit.   Webstreaming: Twitter Hashtag: #BrainLecture2014 Conference material How does the human nervous system communicate? How does the brain work? For this year’s Annual Lecture, STOA is delighted to welcome Professor Thomas Christian Südhof, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2013 as a keynote speaker. … Continue reading

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