Digital brains brought us 'a great time to be a neuroscientist'

During a lecture at Campus Party 2018, neuroscientist Greg Gage (famous for his "remote cockroach control" project) told the audience a bit more about the similarities between a cockroach's nervous system and the structures that make up human neurons. .

Yeah, there's a little cockroach in each of us, but that's not the main point here. Shortly after the presentation, we were able to talk to the scientist for a few minutes and hear some very interesting ideas. We have summarized to illustrate these issues and you can check it out right now.

Greg and his team

Greg and his team

Technology teaching is changing stage

When we asked about the speed of advances in neural networks, Greg Gage was very emphatic in saying that he sees a clear change in the way technology education has been passed on to people. He recalls that a few decades ago university and library access was necessary for this, but today information exchange happens in a much more virtual way.

Technology is taking off from offline environments and reaching virtual spaces

"I see that today students are researching and learning from articles written by engineers at Google and Facebook; coming into classrooms and knowing more than some of their teachers. (...) Technology is taking off from offline environments and reaching the virtual spaces ".

"It's a great time to be a neuroscientist"

Technology moguls such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos and companies like Facebook and IBM are investing considerable amounts of money in arithmetic intelligence systems and brain-machine interfaces, which are human brain pulse transmission systems for digital devices (emulated or physicists).


Greg Gage remembers this and says it makes us "a great time to be a neuroscientist." The advances seen in person-machine communication are accelerating and yielding incredible results. Better than this? Only if skulls could be drilled to improve signal pickup. "But I don't think anyone would want to be a guinea pig in this, " he joked.


The neuroscientist also talked a little about the cockroach experiments and the advances in science in the way we study the human brain. And for those who want to know more about digital brains, IBM is at Campus Party with a whole host of cool challenges with chatbots, artificial intelligence, programming and more. Check out this link.

Digital brains brought us 'a great time to be a neuroscientist' via TecMundo