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This lesson discusses a gripping neuroscientific question: why have neurons developed the discrete action potential, or spike, as a principle method of communication? 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 9:34
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

This lecture covers an Introduction to neuron anatomy and signaling, and different types of models, including the Hodgkin-Huxley model.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:23:01
Speaker: : Gaute Einevoll

The Virtual Brain (TVB) is an open-source, multi-scale, multi-modal brain simulation platform. In this lesson, you get introduced to brain simulation in general and to TVB in particular. This lesson also presents the newest approaches for clinical applications of TVB - that is, for stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, and Alzheimer’s disease - and show how brain simulation can improve diagnostics, therapy, and understanding of neurological disease.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:35:08
Speaker: : Petra Ritter

This lesson explains the mathematics of neural mass models and their integration to a coupled network. You will also learn about bifurcation analysis, an important technique in the understanding of non-linear systems and as a fundamental method in the design of brain simulations. Lastly, the application of the described mathematics is demonstrated in the exploration of brain stimulation regimes.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:49:24
Speaker: : Andreas Spiegler

In this lesson, the simulation of a virtual epileptic patient is presented as an example of advanced brain simulation as a translational approach to deliver improved clinical results. You will learn about the fundamentals of epilepsy, as well as the concepts underlying epilepsy simulation. By using an iPython notebook, the detailed process of this approach is explained step by step. In the end, you are able to perform simple epilepsy simulations your own.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:28:53
Speaker: : Julie Courtiol

Along the example of a patient with bi-temporal epilepsy, we show step by step how to develop a Virtual Epileptic Patient (VEP) brain model and integrate patient-specific information such as brain connectivity, epileptogenic zone and MRI lesions. The patient's brain network model is then evaluated via simulation, data fitting and mathematical analysis. This lecture demonstrates how to develop novel personalized strategies towards therapy and intervention using TVB.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 48:57
Speaker: : Julie Courtiol

This lecture focuses on higher-level simulation scenarios using stimulation protocols. We demonstrate how to build stimulation patterns in TVB, and use them in a simulation to induced activity dissipating into experimentally known resting-state networks in human and mouse brain, a well as to obtain EEG recordings reproducing empirical findings of other researchers.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 47:14
Speaker: : Andreas Spiegler

This lecture presents the Graphical (GUI) and Command Line (CLI) User Interface of TVB. Alongside with the speakers, explore and interact with all means necessary to generate, manipulate and visualize connectivity and network dynamics.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:02:16

This lecture briefly introduces The Virtual Brain (TVB), a multi-scale, multi-modal neuroinformatics platform for full brain network simulations using biologically realistic connectivity, as well as its potential neuroscience applications (e.g., epilepsy cases).

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 8:53
Speaker: : Petra Ritter

This lecture introduces the theoretical background and foundations that led to the development of TVB, its architecture, and features of its major software components.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 46:50
Speaker: : Randy McIntosh

This lecture presents selected theories of ethics as applied to questions raised by the Human Brain Project.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 38:49

The HBP as an ICT flagship project crucially relies on ICT and will contribute important input into the development of new computing principles and artefacts. Individuals working on the HBP should therefore be aware of the long history of ethical issues discussed in computing. This lessson provides an overview of the most widely discussed ethical issues in computing and demonstrate that privacy and data protection are by no means the only issue worth worrying about. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 46:12
Speaker: : Bernd Stahl

This lecture explores two questions regarding the ethics of robot development and use. Firstly, the increasingly urgent question of the ethical use of robots: are there particular applications of robots that should be proscribed, in eldercare, or surveillance, or combat? Secondly, the talk deals with the longer-term question of whether intelligent robots themselves could or should be ethical.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 31:35
Speaker: : Alan Winfield

In this lesson, attendees will learn about the challenges involved in working with life scientists to enhance their capacity for understanding, and taking responsibility for, the social implications of their research.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 50:15
Speaker: : Nikolas Rose

This lecture considers some of the key social and ethical issues raised by the ‘big brain projects’ currently under way in Europe, the USA, China, Japan, and many other regions. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 53:08
Speaker: : Nikolas Rose

This lecture aims to give an introduction and overview of the dual-use challenge as it applies to neuroscience today and will apply in coming decades.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 40:11
Speaker: : Malcolm Dando

What is ethics in biomedical research? In this case, ethics refers to how we think we can use animals in biomedical research and what we gain from the experimental setup of those investigations. We will talk about “a common set of values” and how 3R engagement can make a difference in experimental procedures, results, and scientific publications of the future.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 51:04

This lecture discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) is presented in policy documents as a disruptive and transformative technology. The talk will further elaborate on how policy-makers frame social risks and opportunities associated with AI in areas such as employment, business, healthcare, education, and military.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 55:13
Speaker: : Rafael Frias

This lesson provides a high-level overview of the ethical issues related to data use in such a large, complex, and multi-national research initiative as the HBP.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 58:18
Speaker: : Manuel Guerrero

This lecture explores the morally relevant aspects of cognitive enhancement, with special emphasis on safety, fairness, authenticity, and coercion (peer pressure). It will also touch upon the less-widely discussed issue of moral status and cognitive function.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 57:53