Beneath the Surface and Inside Out: exploring neuroscience through art

Artworks combining textiles and neuroscience explore the connection – and the potential disconnect – between the brain’s internal and external worlds.

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Hovering hummingbirds’ unique brain adaptation lets them detect rapid motion in multiple directions

Hummingbird brain cells that process visual changes due to body motion respond to all directions of movement. The same cells in other birds only respond to horizontal movement.

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Preparing for the social impact of brain research

A report on the OECD workshop ‘Neurotechnology and Society: Strengthening Responsible Innovation in Brain Science’, Washington, DC, 15- 16 September, 2016.

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A proposal for Australia’s own national brain project has been put forward by the newly-founded Australian Brain Alliance

The proposed Australian Brain Initiative plans to catalyse Australian brain science and spur practical innovation.

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A new theory is spurring scientists to attempt to build a machine with artificial consciousness

The most remarkable, puzzling aspect of the human brain is how it gives rise to the conscious mind. Could recreating consciousness in a machine help solve the puzzle?

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“Is moral bioenhancement a moral imperative?” — a philosopher’s perspective

The philosophical argument for supplementing moral education with biological interventions, including devices and pharmaceuticals that act on the brain.

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Who’s to blame when medicine triggers criminal behaviour?

Adrian Carter discusses the thorny issues surrounding neuro-medication and culpability.

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