Bio-computations

Bio-computations is a field of research within neurology that investigates the interactions between computers and biological systems, particularly the human brain, with the aim of developing new treatments and therapies. This field is primarily focused on the development of computational models that simulate the behavior of neurons and the neural network. The models allow researchers to investigate how different neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and epilepsy, affect the brain and explore therapies for those conditions. Bio-computational models can be categorized into two types: those that are based on the biological structure of the brain and those that are based on mathematical and statistical techniques. The former models allow researchers to create simulations of how neurons and neural networks behave in the brain, providing them with greater insight into the workings of the brain. The latter use mathematical algorithms to study the properties of neural networks and how they change over time. Research in bio-computing is largely focused on developing new therapies to treat and alleviate neurological conditions. One of the most promising therapies currently being developed is called deep brain stimulation, which employs a small electronic device implanted in the brain to create electrical impulses that improve the functioning of the brain. Bio-computational models can be used to optimize the placement and configuration of these devices to maximize their effectiveness. In summary, bio-computational research provides a novel approach to understanding the complexities of the brain and developing new therapies for neurological disorders. By leveraging this technology, scientists may be able to develop more effective treatments and therapies for a range of neurological conditions.


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Editor-in-chief: Zheng Jiang, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.