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100.000 views of the Royal Society Lecture

March 8, 2022

The June 2021 Lecture ‘The Self-Assembling Brain’ has now been watched more than 100.000 times on youtube, with 3.600 likes. Well, maybe not much in a world of internet celebrities, but remember, this is only a lecture on the brain and AI, with very little in the direction of self-help and zero pictures of cute cats… Thank you again to…

From Imprecision to Robustness in Neural Circuit Assembly: Research Unit awarded

December 20, 2021

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has founded a new research unit headed by Peter Robin Hiesinger that will examine the fundamental principles of brain development. The research unit includes thirteen principal investigators who are involved in nine closely linked research projects that explore how variability affects brain development despite identical genetic information. The researchers working in the nine projects within…

The Royal Institution Lecture

Royal Institution Lecture on Youtube – 68K views after 4 weeks!

July 31, 2021

The Royal Institution hosted a one and a half hour live lecture and discussion on The Self-Assembling Brain and the cross-talk of biological and artificial neural network research. Thanks to 800 participants for signing up, watching it live or over the next week via the Royal Institution video link. The lecture is online since July 2 on Youtube. Thanks for…

June 8 release in the UK and Europe

June 9, 2021

One month after the May 4 release in the US, The Self-Assembling Brain has just been released in the UK and Europe! Thanks to a wonderful review in the journal Science, and a very well-attended lecture and discussion at the Royal Institution, The Self-Assembling Brain has hit it off well on the Amazon bestseller lists in the US, UK and…

ERC Advanced Grant for ‘Synaptic Promiscuity in Brain Development’

April 24, 2021

Peter Robin Hiesinger has been selected for the highest grant award for established scientists in the European Union. According the the European Research Commission (ERC), Advanced Grants are awarded to exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions. The 2020 competition was particularly fierce, with a success rate of less than 8%. The question of synaptic…

Book Release Dates

April 1, 2021

The Self-Assembling Brain is scheduled to be published in the US on May 4th and in the UK and Europe on June 8th. The book is available for pre-order now at Princeton University Press with a 30% discount!  Follow the link, or click the button below, and use the discount code BRAIN at the Princeton University Press checkout. We also…