By Simon R Schultz (2007), Scholarpedia, 2(6):2046
Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) generically means the dimensionless ratio of signal power to noise power. It has a long history of being used in neuroscience as a measure of the fidelity of signal transmission and detection by neurons and synapses.

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By Prachi Patel. Originally posted to IEEE’s Spectrum
Researchers report prototype wireless neural interfaces
Wireless brain-machine interfaces would be much more practical and could be implanted in several different areas of the brain to tap into more neurons. The key requirement for such a system is that it consume very little power to keep the heat down.

Illustration: Mehau Kulyk/Getty Images

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The University of Pennsylvania offers state-of-the-art training opportunities for students interested in computational and systems approaches to neuroscience.

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Deadline for Application: December 15, 2009
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program “EuroSPIN” (European Study Programme in Neuroinformatics) is inviting applications from students having a solid background in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, biochemistry or neuroscience (on a master level or equivalent), in all cases with computer science skills

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