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Can cognitive functioning of the human brain change the physical state of the brain?

Can cognitive functioning of the human brain change the physical state of the brain? E.g. does self-awareness, self-reflection change the number of neurons or synapses among neurons? I.e. I am trying ...
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Training Data for Secondary Protein Structure prediction using neural network

I am trying to find some training dataset for prediction of Secondary Structure of Protein. I am having problems finding them online.
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What is reaction time of a single c. elegans neuron?

What is the reaction time of a single c. elegans neuron? Is sensory neuron reaction to stimulus is similar to intermediate neuron passing a signal to motor neuron? What about chemical and electrical ...
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C. elegans connectome neural network refresh rate

I am playing with a C. elegans connectome model on a Arduino, called Nematoduino. It models connectome as an artificial neural network which is updated simultaneously from one state to next. My ...
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How does translation invariance in vision happen?

Convolutional neural networks are very popular these days in computer vision. One of the things they do quite well is recognize objects with translation invariance. The way they do this is by "tying ...
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Books on machine learning applications in Biology

I have recently engaged with a collaboration, which requires me to construct, then train an unsupervised artificial neural network (ANN). However, I have only a very coarse understanding of what ...
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The concept of backpropagation in neural networks actually occurs in the brain?

I am aware the Human brain has many functionally distinct components, but let us specifically consider the Human visual cortex: could Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) be "trained" (through, e.g. ...