The 2015 International Brain Informatics and Health Conference

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On August 30th and 31st, 2015, I put my brain to the test. I spent the two days immersing myself in brain informatics at the 2015 International Brain Informatics and Health Conference in London, writing for the event blog.

The event was hosted at the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London, which tuned out to be the perfect location for an event that mostly concerned itself with mapping the brain. Geography collides with neuroscience gives a quick introduction to the event, merging geographical and neuroscientific mapping concepts.

Neuromorphic engineers and mapping the brain is a post based on a series of talks during a workshop by different neuromorphic engineers. I had never come across the term so wanted to know what they were! (more…)

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