On the convergence of neuroscience and electronic engineering

Brainfunction_electroniccircuitsTo under­stand the brain you need elec­tron­ic engi­neers too (The Conversation):

Elec­tron­ic engi­neers are emerg­ing as impor­tant con­trib­u­tors to under­stand­ing of the work­ings of the human brain.

There is a rapid­ly grow­ing inter­sec­tion between elec­tron­ic engi­neer­ing and neu­ro­science. As a rel­a­tive­ly new angle of attack, this kind of research could lead to break­throughs in med­ical treat­ments of brain dis­or­ders and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence tech­nol­o­gy. Why is this?

Neu­ro­sci­en­tists mea­sure the brain’s elec­tri­cal activ­i­ty using tech­nolo­gies such as Func­tion­al Mag­net­ic Res­o­nance Imag­ing (fMRI), Elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy (EEG) and elec­tri­cal probes.

But what these kinds of mea­sure­ments don’t tell us is how brain cells (neu­rons) work togeth­er to enable com­plex func­tions such as move­ment, intel­li­gence and emo­tions. This is where com­pu­ta­tion­al neu­ro­science comes in…

Research on elec­tron­ic “med­ical bion­ics” for brain dis­or­ders rang­ing from vision loss, to epilep­sy treat­ment, to Parkinson’s dis­ease to Alzheimer’s dis­ease is also underway.”

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