How well can you focus your brain?

Seven digits is the “magic number” for neuroscientists. It’s just about the maximum your short-term memory can retain. Can you remember a seven-digit number? Find out with Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, head of the NSF-funded CELEST Science of Learning Center at Boston University​. Rep. Chaka Fattah hosted the briefing.

Shinn-Cunningham and other leaders from the Science of Learning Centers provided a Capitol Hill briefing June 24, 2015 on their work studying how the brain learns and develops.

VIDEO- published on July 27, 2015 by NSF BRAIN Initiative

High-Density Recording Microelectrodes

PI: Tim Gardner, Laboratory of neural circuit formation
Institution: Boston University (Charles River Campus)
Title: "High-Density Recording and Stimulating Microelectrodes"
BRAIN Category: Large-Scale Recording-Modulation - New Technologies (RFA NS-14-007)

Dr. Gardner and his colleagues will develop ultrathin electrodes that minimize tissue damage and are designed for long-term recording of neural electrical activity.

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