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June 3, 2017 at 12:46 am

Neural ‘synchrony’ may be key to understanding how the human brain perceives

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Georgia Tech, Back in the News:

Garrett Stanley, a Georgia Tech/Emory University biomedical engineering professor, has published almost 40 articles related to “reading and writing the neural code.” In his latest perspective article, he wrote that the specific timing of electrical pulses may be key to understanding how the human brain perceives what we see, feel and hear.

Despite many remarkable discoveries in the field of neuroscience during the past several decades, researchers have not been able to fully crack the brain’s “neural code.” The neural code details how the brain’s roughly 100 billion neurons turn raw sensory inputs into information we can use to see, hear and feel things in our environment.

In a perspective article published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on Feb. 25, 2013, biomedical engineering professor Garrett Stanley detailed research progress toward “reading and writing the neural code.” This encompasses the ability to observe the spiking activity of neurons in response to outside stimuli and make clear predictions about what is being seen, heard, or felt, and the ability to artificially introduce activity within the brain that enables someone to see, hear, or feel something that is not experienced naturally through sensory organs.

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 Contracts for Monday, March 11, 2013

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Sequester what?  Oh, right…tours of the White House.

Here’s an interesting tidbit.  Remember last week’s secret DARPA contract awarding just shy of $8 million to Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp.?  Well, we noticed that 41% of the work was to be performed in Billerica, Mass, and that sounds like a sub-contract situation.  Just out of curiousity, we checked to see who has offices in Billerica:

Axsun Technologies develops and manufactures photonic components and subsystems used in industrial process control, medical imaging throughout the world’s communication networks.  The Axsun™ Packaging Platform combines proprietary Micro-Optics lens technology, and patented micro-alignment structures with a highly scalable, automated assembly process to create the foundation of a new class of miniature optoelectronic products.

Bruker BioSpin is also the leading manufacturer of superconducting high and ultra high field magnets for NMR and MRI. Its superconducting wire business delivers the necessary high performance technology for NMR, MRI and FTMS magnets, as well as novel HTS conductors for emerging applications in renewable energy and power management solutions.

Bruker Optics is the leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of Fourier Transform Infrared, Near Infrared and Raman spectrometers for various industries and applications.

FLIR Systems, the global leader in infrared cameras, night vision and thermal imaging systems.

L-3 Communications Titan Group is a leading provider of C4ISR, homeland security, intelligence, enterprise IT and aerospace services and solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community and other federal civilian government agencies.

And more…

RESOURCE Contracts for Monday, February 25, 2013

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