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The Markram Interviews Part Three: The Blue Brain Project
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In the final part of our exclusive interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss the goals that he has strived towards over the last 15 years – simulating the mouse, and eventually human, brain. We discuss the Blue Brain Project’s achievements and setbacks and Markram explains what he feels are the Project’s most surprising findings. Finally, we look towards the future – when will we have simulated the human brain?

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The Markram Interviews Part Two: Simulations and Experiments – How Can They Work Together?
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In the second of our exclusive three-part interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss how brain simulations can benefit neuroscience.

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Green Spaces Are Vital to Combating Social Isolation and Mental Illness
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Green spaces are a vital benefit to our mental health that can mitigate some of the difficulties of social isolation, reaffirmed research presented last week at FENS Virtual Forum of Neuroscience.

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Simulating the Brain: The Markram Interviews
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The EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP) is a Swiss National Research Infrastructure project which has spent the last 15 years trying to advance the cause of simulation neuroscience. Through successes and headwinds, the BBP has been led since inception by Professor Henry Markram. Read all three parts of our exclusive interview series with Markram now.

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The Markram Interviews Part One: An Introduction to Simulation Neuroscience
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In the first of our exclusive three-part interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss the basics of simulation neuroscience. Markram, one of the leading proponents of the field, comments on why the idea of simulating the brain has raised concerns from experimental and theoretical neuroscientists and answers whether in silico techniques could ultimately replace experimental approaches.

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Psychiatric Research Suffering From Legacy of Ignoring Sex Differences, Say Neuroscientists
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Research into developing treatments for psychiatric illness is missing out vital data from female animals, producing drugs that aren’t optimized for women and contributing to the failure of clinical trials, said a panel of neuroscientists today at FENS Virtual Forum of Neuroscience.

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Bristol University Brain Imaging Center Slated To Close, Putting 95% of Projects at Risk
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Bristol University have announced that the Clinical Research and Imaging Center (CRICBristol), a joint venture with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, will close at the end of December, putting six jobs at risk and throwing dozens of research projects into jeopardy.

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What Are the Psychiatric Side Effects of Coronavirus Infection?
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A review looked at the links between coronaviruses, including SARS, MERS and SARS-CoV-2, and psychiatric side effects. Analyzing 65 published studies and 7 preprints, it’s the first paper of its kind to review this connection. To explore further, Technology Networks spoke to Dr Jonathan Rogers, a psychiatrist, Wellcome trust clinical training fellow at University College London and lead author of the paper.

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Robert Rescorla: A Legacy to Learning
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Professor Robert Rescorla, who passed away in March, left an enduring mark on the field of behavioral psychology. Part of that contribution is through the influence of the Rescorla-Wagner model, which revolutionized how psychologists codify learning. In this article, psychologist Liam Myles reviews the model's impact.

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STREAM: Six Strategies That Can Help Your Mental Health During Coronavirus Isolation
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One in four people on earth are currently in lockdown related to the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. In this article, we look at some expert advice at how to cope with the impacts of this isolation on your mental health.

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