Unlocking the mysteries of the brain

Unlocking the mysteries of the brain

Researchers in the Neural Engineering Lab at Mizzou Engineering are collaborating with neuroscientists to develop computational models aimed to boost our understanding of how the human brain works — a massive feat considering there are roughly 86 billion neurons in each of our heads. The group does this by understanding the firing of single neurons [...]
Professor Shares Insights into Neural Engineering

Professor Shares Insights into Neural Engineering

A highly renowned researcher took a few minutes out of his busy schedule this week to address graduate students in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Satish S Nair is an EECS professor, director of the Neural Engineering Lab and one of the first researchers to begin using engineering principles to better understand the [...]
Mizzou Engineering Team Develops New Model to Predict Algae Growth

Mizzou Engineering Team Develops New Model to Predict Algae Growth

Researchers hope to predict and promote algae growth at wastewater treatment plants such as this one to purify water sources. Two Mizzou Engineering departments have teamed up to develop a new computer model that will predict algae growth. The research has the potential to increase algae production—and that could lead to cleaner water supplies. Students [...]
Mizzou Engineering Offers Certificates in Neural Engineering

Mizzou Engineering Offers Certificates in Neural Engineering

Neural engineering—the study of the brain’s complex circuits—is a growing field leading to major medical breakthroughs. Now, students can tap into the field with certificates in neural engineering at Mizzou Engineering. Satish S Nair “There’s a huge interest in this,” said Satish S Nair, professor of electrical engineering and computer science (EECS). “When Galileo first [...]
Mizzou Engineers Develop New AI Advisor

Mizzou Engineers Develop New AI Advisor

Vidura, an AI advisor, will connect human inquiries to mass amounts of data. Want your smartphone to find a restaurant? No problem. Want artificial intelligence to help you plan a healthy diet on a grocery budget of $400 a month? You’re on your own. But research around artificial intelligence happening at Mizzou Engineering may change [...]
Feeling anxiety? Reverse-engineering the brain could help

Feeling anxiety? Reverse-engineering the brain could help

A model shows the complexity of circuits inside the human brain. Reverse-engineering the brain could lead to major medical breakthroughs. The anxiety you may be feeling right now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic stems back to our prehistoric need to survive. Biologists have explored this principle for decades. Those breathing techniques that your [...]

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