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"The D-Wave computer that Lockheed has bought uses a different mathematical approach than competing efforts. In the D-Wave system, a quantum computing processor, made from a lattice of tiny superconducting wires, is chilled close to absolute zero. It is then programmed by loading a set of mathematical equations into the lattice.

The processor then moves through a near-infinity of possibilities to determine the lowest energy required to form those relationships. That state, seen as the optimal outcome, is the answer.

The approach, which is known as adiabatic quantum computing, has been shown to have promise in applications like calculating protein folding, and D-Wave’s designers said it could potentially be used to evaluate complicated financial strategies or vast logistics problems."
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Did you know that astrocytes play important roles in neural processing.  For instance, they can release neurotransmitter glutamate in the "tripartate synapse"  I.e. a synapse between two neurons regulated by a third cell: astrocytes.

Now evidence suggest that astrocytes also link different brain circuits extrasynaptically, acting as a motherboard for different processing regions.
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"Today at the White House, President Obama unveiled the “BRAIN” Initiative—a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

The BRAIN Initiative — short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies — builds on the President’s State of the Union call for historic investments in research and development to fuel the innovation, job creation, and economic growth that together create a thriving middle class."

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Reminder: Monday April 8 is the deadline for abstract submissons to Neuroinformatics 2013 (Stockholm, August 27-29).
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Where do particular aspects of brain processing occur in the brain?  Enter a term and see what NeuroSynth says.

NeuroSynth is a meta-analysis of fMRI data across several studies, associated with key terms.  Very neat project in beta stages.
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