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Press release list of thematic 'Neurosciences, cognitive sciences, neurology and psychiatry'



“Simplified” brain lets the iCub robot learn language

February 13 2013

The iCub humanoid robot on which the team directed by Peter Ford Dominey, CNRS Director of Research at Inserm Unit 846 known as the “Institut pour les cellules souches et cerveau de Lyon” [Lyon Institute for Stem Cell and Brain Research] (Inserm,...
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Where does the energy come from that is needed as a carrier in neuron extensions?

January 31 2013

The movement of molecules in the neuron extensions known as axons is a process that is vital for the survival of cells and the smooth operation of the nervous system. It is performed by vesicles that travel fast thanks to the energy-hungry molecul...
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The Human Brain Project wins competition for largest European scientific funding

January 28 2013

The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects. HBP will federate European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding...
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A major French project involving Brain-Computer Interfaces applied to video games (ANR-CONTINT)

January 22 2013

OpenViBE2 (2009-2013) is a collaborative research project, supported by finance from the ANR, that is based on the potential of the technologies known as “brain-computer interfaces”(ico) in the field of video games.This is a project that has broug...
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Detrimental effect of obesity on lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease

January 07 2013

Researchers from Inserm and the Université Lille/Université Lille Nord de France have recently used a neurodegeneration model of Alzheimer’s disease to provide experimental evidence of the relationship between obesity and disorders linked to the t...
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