Biomedical cybernetics
Biomedical cybernetics deals with investigating signal processing, decision making and control structures in living organisms. Applications of this research field are in biology, ecology and health sc...
Researchers Demonstrate How The Brain Can Handle So Much Data
Humans learn to very quickly identify complex objects and variations of them. We generally recognize an “A” no matter what the font, texture or background, for example, or the face of a coworker even ...
Yale Team Sheds Light On Century-Old Biochemical Mystery
Given plenty of glucose and oxygen, yeast and cancer cells do not burn it all to produce energy but convert much of it to the byproducts ethanol and lactate, respectively. In the 1920s Nobel laureate ...
This computer took 40 minutes to simulate one second of brain activity
And it required 82,944 processors, to do it — showing that we're still quite a ways off from being able to match the computational power of the human brain.
Biocybernetics
Biocybernetics is the application of cybernetics to biological science, composed of biological disciplines that benefit from the application of cybernetics including neurology and multicellular system...
Computational neuroscience
Computational neuroscience (also theoretical neuroscience) is the study of brain function in terms of the information processing properties of the structures that make up the nervous system. It is an...
Homeostasis
Homeostasis, also spelled homoeostasis (from Greek: ὅμοιος homœos, "similar" and στάσις stasis, "standing still"), is the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditi...
Human homeostasis
Human homeostasis (homeostasis is from Greek: ὅμοιος homoios, "similar" and στάσις stasis, "standing still") is the property of homeostasis within the human body.The human body manages a multitude of...
Researchers Demonstrate How The Brain Can Handle So Much Data
Humans learn to very quickly identify complex objects and variations of them. We generally recognize an “A” no matter what the font, texture or background, for example, or the face of a coworker even ...
Yale Team Sheds Light On Century-Old Biochemical Mystery
Given plenty of glucose and oxygen, yeast and cancer cells do not burn it all to produce energy but convert much of it to the byproducts ethanol and lactate, respectively. In the 1920s Nobel laureate ...
Daisyworld
Daisyworld, a computer simulation, is a hypothetical world orbiting a star whose radiant energy is slowly increasing or decreasing. It is meant to mimic important elements of the Earth-Sun system, an...
Cyborg Foundation
The Cyborg Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 2010 by cyborg activist and artist Neil Harbisson and his long-time partner, choreographer Moon Ribas. The foundation is an institution for...
Neural accommodation
Neural accommodation or neuronal accommodation occurs when a neuron or muscle cell is depolarised by slowly rising current (ramp depolarisation) in vitro. The Hodgkin–Huxley model also shows accommoda...
Acid-base homeostasis
Acid–base homeostasis is the part of human homeostasis concerning the proper balance between acids and bases, also called body pH. The body is very sensitive to its pH level, so strong mechanisms exis...
Solitary tract
The solitary tract (Latin: tractus solitarius) is a compact fiber bundle that extends longitudinally through the posterolateral region of the medulla. The solitary tract is surrounded by the nucl...
Wilson–Cowan model
In computational neuroscience, the Wilson–Cowan model describes the dynamics of interactions between populations of very simple excitatory and inhibitory model neurons. It was developed by H.R. Wilson...
Chiral Photonics
Chiral Photonics, Inc. is a photonics company based in Pine Brook, New Jersey, founded in 1999. The company is developing a new class of optical devices based on twisting glass optical fibers. These i...
Water retention (medicine)
The term water retention (also known as fluid retention) signifies an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the circulatory system or within the tissues or cavities of the body.Water is found both inside ...
Blood lipids
Blood lipids (or blood fats) are lipids in the blood, either free or bound to other molecules. They are mostly transported in a protein capsule, and the density of the lipids and type of protein deter...
Neural backpropagation
Neural backpropagation is the phenomenon in which the action potential of a neuron creates a voltage spike both at the end of the axon (normal propagation) and back through to the dendritic arbor or d...
Theory of functional systems
Theory of functional systems - is a model that describes the structure of conduct, which was established by Russian and Soviet biologist and physiologist Pyotr Anokhin.Functional systems were put forw...
Milieu intérieur
Milieu intérieur or interior milieu, from the French, milieu intérieur (the environment within), is a phrase coined by Claude Bernard to refer to the extra-cellular fluid environment, and its physiolo...
Neurobionics
Neurobionics is aimed at the objective to substitute failed and damaged parts of the human brain and spinal cord by artificial, implantable systems of information processing. Thereby, the nonlinear as...
Temporal coding
Neural coding is a neuroscience-related field concerned with characterizing the relationship between the stimulus and the individual or ensemble neuronal responses and the relationship among the elect...
BigBrain
BigBrain is a freely accessible high-resolution 3D digital atlas of the human brain, released in June 2013 by a team of researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the German Forschungszent...
Superorganism
A superorganism is an organism consisting of many organisms. The term is used most often to describe a social unit of eusocial animals, where division of labour is highly specialised and where individ...
Synthetic biology
Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology, combining disciplines such as biotechnology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, systems biology and biophysics, and is in many ways r...
Neurotechnology
Neurotechnology is any technology that has a fundamental influence on how people understand the brain and various aspects of consciousness, thought, and higher order activities in the brain. It also i...
Biological neuron model
A biological neuron model (also known as spiking neuron model) is a mathematical description of the properties of nerve cells, or neurons, that is designed to accurately describe and predict biologic...