This issue of the IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter brings you some very interesting and leading-edge information on the intersection between fundamental neuroscience research and electronic engineering. The May issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE was a special issue entitled “Engineering Intelligence Electronic Systems Based on Computational Neuroscience”. In an overview article, Dr. Mark McDonnell, who co-edited that issue, summarizes the context and contributions of the Special Issue. We also present three papers that summarize contributions to the Special Issue with particular relevance to life sciences in respect of neuroscience. We especially wish to thank Dr. McDonnell, a Senior Member of IEEE, for arranging for these articles.