The England and Wales Building Regulations do not require minor changes to your home’s electrical system to be done by a qualified electrician. However, all work must meet standards outlined in the Wiring Regulations and, frankly, if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, you’d be mad not to seek professional advice […]
A citizen science project to map neural connections in the retina may have answered the long-standing question of how our eyes detect motion.
A large group of gamers, working with computational neuroscientists, has produced a wiring diagram of the nerve cell connections at the back of the eye, which may have solved the long-standing question of how cells in the retina detect motion. 50 years ago, researchers discovered that retinal ganglion cells, which […]
Funding for neuroscience is good news, but this project’s emphasis on simulating the brain is a poor way to advance understanding
The brain is much on our minds at the moment. Researchers are close to developing a blood test to detect which people will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease; brain-computer interfaces promise new solutions to paralysis; and the ongoing plight of Michael Schumacher has reminded us of the terrifying consequences of traumatic […]