Posts Categorized: January 2015

January 2015 eNewsletter

Introduction

In this first 2015 issue of the newsletter, we highlight ground-breaking research on the brain that will help us better understand its intricate functions and potentially offer new insights into neurological diseases. These efforts have been spurred by major investments in brain research by governments …

Reverse Engineering the Brain

By Simon Schultz
Simon Schultz, Director of the Centre for Neurotechnology and Reader in Neurotechnology in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, is interested in “reverse engineering” the information processing architecture of the brain. His research investigations focus on the basic principles of information processing …

Stimulating the Brain

By Steve Furber
Following on the footsteps of global investments in brain research, including the United States’ BRAIN Initiative and the European Union’s Human Brain Project (HBP), major efforts are under way to decipher the brain’s complex functions through computational models. In the United Kingdom, research …

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January 2015 Contributors

Steve FurberSteve Furber CBE FRS FREng is Imperial College London (ICL) Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK. There, he leads research into asynchronous and low-power systems and, more recently, neural systems engineering.
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Simon SchultzSimon Schultz is Director of the Centre for Neurotechnology at Imperial College London. After receiving degrees in Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering and Physics, he earned his PhD in the area of computational neuroscience under Prof. Edmund Rolls at Oxford.
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