Neuroscience

Neuroscience

The Future Trends Forum has detected the main areas of work of neuroscience and discussed how neuroscience will help us to know ourselves better, improve our intellectual abilities, heal diseases or the possibility of connecting our brain with machines.

Neuroscience

Antonio Damasio

The future of neuroscience

Interview with Antonio Damasio about his vision for the future of neuroscience. January 2020.

The future of neuroscience

Analysed topics

What is Neuroscience?

What is Neuroscience?

Definition and main areas of study of neuroscience.

Neuroscience Applications

Neuroscience Applications

Applications of everyday neuroscience

Neurotechnology

Neurotechnology

Future of neuroscience

Future of neuroscience

What is Neuroscience?

Our brain defines us, processes the world around us, and determines how we respond to stimuli. Neuroscience is the discipline that works to understand the structure and functioning of the nervous system and that is in full revolution thanks to: collaboration between scientific disciplines, and the application of new technologies that are facilitating the careful observation of the brain and new applications of brain-machine interfaces.

Neuroscience is currently working in 3 major areas:

  • Beyond the brain, focusing on the functions of the nervous system,
  • Neural connections, studying how neurons work and their connections.
  • Mental health, studying the dysfunctions of the nervous system that cause mental illness.

The connectome is the map of neural connections.

Connectome: the map of our brain

Connectome: the map of our brain

We interviewed our expert Alex Fornito about how the development of the Connectome, that is, the mapping of the brain, helps to understand what happens inside our nervous system.

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Neural Connections

Neural Connections

Neurons are the key element of neuroscience study.

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What is neuroscience, and what does it study?

What is neuroscience, and what does it study?

Neuroscience arises with the aim of understanding the functioning and structure of the nervous system from different app[…]

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Neuroscience Applications

Scientists say that, although it is important to continue advancing in research, it is also vital to bring this knowledge closer to citizens and their day to day. The main applications that bring neuroscience closer to our day to day are:

  • Devices that can monitor our brain activity.
  • Social applications such as: neuro education, neuroscience applied to work, or business applications such as neuromarketing, neuro economics or neuro architecture
  • New treatments for mental illness.

Neuroscience will help us improve our human capabilities.

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Making Neuroscience Approachable

Making Neuroscience Approachable

The scientific environment draws attention to the importance of making neuroscience accessible to citizens and their dai[…]

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Neurotechnology

We live in the midst of a technological revolution in neuroscience, both in its development and in the expansion of its social impact.  For example, thanks to technology, the observation of the brain is increasingly thorough, but there are other technologies that influence the development of neuroscience: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Wereables and Brain-Machine Interfaces.
The latest technological advance that neurocienca is working on is to develop machines that are capable of feeling.

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Neurotechnology

Neurotechnology

We live in the middle of the technological revolution, a revolution that is changing the way we communicate or work, amo[…]

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Our brain will be a mixture of Artificial and Natural Intelligence | Jose Carmena

Our brain will be a mixture of Artificial and Natural Intelligence | Jose Carmena

Interview with José Carmena, expert in bioelectronics of the nervous system, on future advances in neurotechnology.

Future of neuroscience

How can advances in the study of neuroscience change our lives 10 years from now? The experts gathered at the Future Trends Forum are located in 2030 to visualize different possible scenarios.

Knowledge of the brain will help us to be happier | Miri Polachek.

Knowledge of the brain will help us to be happier | Miri Polachek.

We interviewed Miri Polachek, an investor in the field of health, for the areas with the greatest potential for development within neuroscience.

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Antonio Damasio: Consciousness arises from feeling

Antonio Damasio: Consciousness arises from feeling

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio provides us with clues to one of humanity’s great questions: how have we arrived at hav[…]

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The future of neuroscience

The future of neuroscience

How can advances in the study of neuroscience change our lives 10 years from now? The experts gathered at the Future Tre[…]

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