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BigBrain News and Events

Virtual HBHL Research Day 2020
date: Aug 17 2020
HBHL's annual Research Day is designed to showcase the research of trainees (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) who are working in areas related to HBHL's goals and priorities.
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Canada Research Chairs Program announces new and renewed chairs for McGill Profs
date: JULY 9 2020
Thirty-four Canada Research Chairs awarded to McGill researchers, in Tier 1 and Tier 2
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Predictive cost functions in the neocortex
date: July 06 2020
Neural computation is the product of two optimization procedures: natural selection and learning in the individual's lifetime. But, identifying what the neocortex has been optimized for, given its repeated circuit motifs and complex relationship to behaviour, is very challenging.
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HIBALL Inauguration Video
date: July 01 2020
TWatch the inauguration of the HIBALL project.
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Mikrometer um Mikrometer: Dem Gehirn auf der Spur
date: June 30 2020
"Der Startschuss ist gefallen: Das deutsch-kanadische Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics and Learning Laboratory (HIBALL) nimmt seine Arbeit auf. Das Ziel: ein dreidimensionaler Hirnatlas auf zellulärer Auflösungsstufe. Der Weg: die enge Verzahnung von Künstlicher Intelligenz, Supercomputing und Neurowissenschaften. Mit dabei: über 40 Wissenschaftler."
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New laboratory to advance research in 3D brain modelling
date: June 27 2020
"Using the latest artificial intelligence and high-performance computing technologies, HIBALL will build on previous work done by Amunts and Evans on the BigBrain dataset, currently the highest-resolution 3D model of the human brain."
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4th BigBrain Workshop: Launch of HIBALL
date: June 26 2020
This pre-OHBM event is dedicated to the formal inauguration of HIBALL. The workshop will be comprised of invited talks covering recent work on the BigBrain data. A poster session will facilitate in-depth discussion and opportunity for young researchers to present their work.
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New German-Canadian lab decodes the brain with artificial intelligence
date: June 25 2020
"The new German-Canadian lab HIBALL aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy at the cellular level with the help of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence. The lab will be officially kicked off this Friday with a virtual satellite event at the annual Organisation of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) conference. HIBALL is led by longtime collaborators Katrin Amunts, Scientific Research Director of the European Human Brain Project (HBP), and Alan Evans, director of Canada’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative."
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New German-Canadian lab decodes the brain with artificial intelligence
date: June 25 2020
The new German-Canadian lab HIBALL aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy at the cellular level with the help of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.
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New video at ebrains
date: June 19 2020
Exploring multimodal neuroscience data using the EBRAINS Knowledge Graph & Multilevel Brain Atlases
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