Brain Preservation Foundation

Brain Preservation Foundation

To evaluate the state of the art in brain preservation technology. If inexpensive, high quality brain preservation can be proven to work for whole brains, the way it already works for small amounts (1mm cubed) of neural tissue, we want make it every person’s right to preserve their unique and precious personal memories and identities at death, for the possibility of reanimation by future science. Given the rate of accelerating scientific and technological change, AI-guided reanimation might even occur this century, while one's loved ones are still alive.

Mission: To evaluate the state of the art in brain preservation technology. If inexpensive, high quality brain preservation can be proven to work for whole brains, the way it already works for small amounts (1mm cubed) of neural tissue, we want make it every person’s right to preserve their unique and precious personal memories and identities at death, for the possibility of reanimation by future science. Given the rate of accelerating scientific and technological change, AI-guided reanimation might even occur this century, while one's loved ones are still alive.

BPF Video Series Episode 1 of 8 – Opening Statement: Our Mission

The Brain Preservation Foundation has posted a series of videos about the foundation's mission. Enjoy!

Video Documentary Series on the Brain Preservation Foundation Episode 1 – Opening Statement https://youtu.be/v2scSuw0om8 Episode 2 – Redefining the Status Qu...

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Can We Become Immortal? The Quest to Live Forever Through Technology

This article mentions Ken (in a single sentence).

interestingengineering.com Researchers, scientists and innovators around the world have made it their personal mission to increase the life of humans and help them attain immortality. With every passing year, this distant dream seems that much closer to turning into a reality.

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Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation Wins Final Phase of Brain Preservation Prize

prweb.com ASHBURN, Va. (PRWEB) March 13, 2018 -- Using a combination of deadly glutaraldehyde fixation and cryogenic storage, researchers have demonstrated a way to preserve a brain’s connectome (the 150 trillion synaptic connections presumed to encode all of a person’s knowledge) for centuries-long stora...

Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation is Cryonics for Uploaders

BPF President Kenneth Hayworth posted a new video introducing the current state of the art in Brain Preservation (Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation) and sharing his vision for how it could transform our world. https://t.co/265qyzWuPx

This video gives a brief introduction to the concept of using Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation (ASC) as a last resort medical intervention for terminal p...

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Nerve transfers as a window into the capacity for human sensory adaptation

Have you ever wondered whether your brain would be able to adapt to a new set of sensory inputs?

brainpreservation.org Let’s imagine that in a hypothetical future world, head transplants become possible, as somehow the massive technical challenge of reattaching the brain to the spinal cord can be overcome. This would raise an empirical question: is your brain able to adapt to the novel sensory inputs? An analogous q...

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Cryonics in the Courtroom: Which Interests? Whose Interests? - PubMed - NCBI

Cryonics in the Courtroom: Which Interests? Whose Interests?

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Simulating motion detection in the Drosophila visual system with connectome data

A new study has used connectome data to construct a neural simulation from a part of the Drosophila visual system.

brainpreservation.org A new manuscript from Gornet et al. describes their work using a serial electron micrograph-derived Drosophila connectome to simulate motion-detection in neurons in the T4 area of the optic lobe: They used the simulation tool NEURON, which is a wonderful and widely-used tool for predicting the elect...

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Euthanasia and cryothanasia. - PubMed - NCBI

Euthanasia and cryothanasia. https://t.co/vqVpbpkdXb

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Bioethics. 2017 Sep;31(7):526-533. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12368.

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Euthanasia and cryothanasia. - PubMed - NCBI

Euthanasia and cryothanasia.

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Single cell gene expression with or without cryopreservation

How does cryopreservation affect cellular gene expression? Not very much, at least in a few recently studied cell lines.

brainpreservation.org In cryobiology, it is generally thought that cellular gene expression profiles do not change substantially following cryopreservation. This is important because if viability cannot be directly shown in a preservation protocol, such as brain cryopreservation, then we are forced to use clues in order…

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New options to rewarm tissue from the vitreous state

A lot of the damage in current vitrification protocols is due to rewarming. Researchers have proposed a new way we might be able to avoid it.

brainpreservation.org A manuscript by Manuchehrabadi et al. about using magnetic nanoparticles to improve rewarming of vitrified tissue samples made quite a splash when it was published earlier this month.

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https://t.co/bjXVlF3LjS Slides from Keith Wiley's presentation about brain preservation and ASC, given to EFTF on 10/22/16.

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Here are the slides for Keith Wiley's recent EFTF talk.
You have to click the text link below. Clicking the image only links to the thumbnail, not the PDF. Stupid FB.

http://www.keithwiley.com/Downloads/EFTF/KeithWiley-EFTF2016_presentation_wide.pdf

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Can The Future Of Brain Preservation Help Us Live Forever? - The Establishment

http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/10/06/can-the-future-of-brain-preservation-help-us-live-forever/

theestablishment.co Imagine if we could safely store the contents of our brains before we die.

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‘It’s just outrageous idiot politicians can’t even deal with this subject’

Thoughtful media coverage of Cryonics in Australia. This was forwarded to us by Philip Rhoades of the Neural Archive Foundation over there.

Unfortunately, Philip recently lost both of his parents to aging, and unusually, his foundation was personally involved in cryonic suspension of both of them, as described in the article.

We here at BPF are working hard to find validated preservation procedures (ideally, both chemopreservation and cryopreservation) that leading neuroscientists agree should allow later recovery of memory and identity.

We're making good progress, but we have many challenges ahead If you think our work is of value, and that you and your loved ones might need it in the future, please visit our site, join our Newsletter, donate to our nonprofit's cause, volunteer with us, and spread the word about our work. Thanks!

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/cryonics-an-icy-answer-to-keeping-minds-fresh/news-story/bdaefd00e6eacba9e7eacba29337ae7c

news.com.au WHEN Philip Rhoades’ parents died within 10 days of each other in May this year there was no question what would be done with their neurological remains.

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Interest in cryonics from the Less Wrong 2016 survey

Did you know that vegans might be more interested in cryonics? Read why and other insights from the Less Wrong 2016 survey:

brainpreservation.org The Less Wrong (LW) extended community recently conducted a survey of their members...

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Why Cryonics Makes Sense - Wait But Why

https://t.co/xqTk5w5vbh

waitbutwhy.com/2016/03/cryoni… The more I read about cryonics—i.e. freezing yourself after death—the more I realized it's something we should all be talking about.

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'Brain Prize' for UK research on memory mechanisms - BBC News

'Brain Prize' for UK research on memory mechanisms (unrelated to BPF prize): https://t.co/MBMZVsmeaW

bbc.com/news/science-e… Three British researchers win a one million-euro prize for their work on how memories are stored inside the brain.

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A resource from 3D electron microscopy of hippocampal neuropil for user training and tool...

PubMed: A resource from 3D electron microscopy of hippocampal neuropil for user training and tool development.: https://t.co/QxOlUKx0cq

ift.tt/1QXVuP2 Sci Data. 2015 Sep 1;2:150046. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.46. eCollection 2015. Dataset; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

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Carbon film preservation of an arthropod fossil brain from 500 million years ago

What can we learn from an insect brain preserved as a carbon film?

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BPF’s 2015 Attitudes About Brain Preservation Survey

ICYMI: Our survey about attitudes towards brain preservation in 2015 found that 32% of people would be more likely to elect for brain preservation if a friend or family member signed up. What about you?

http://www.brainpreservation.org/bpfs-2015-attitudes-about-brain-preservation-survey/

brainpreservation.org BPF’s 2015 Attitudes About Brain Preservation Survey By Andy McKenzie Posted September 2, 2015 In Survey 1 0 One of the key components of the vision of the Brain Preservation Foundation is “a series of social changes in all free societies to ensure that each of us has the option of exercising the…

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Adam Marblestone on Rosetta Brains and Markers of Synapse Function

Check out our interview with @AdamMarblestone about the likely synaptic proteins that shape & constrain circuitry: https://t.co/8cdiUlJvNV

brainpreservation.org/adam-marblesto… Biography: Adam Marblestone, PhD (personal website) is developing new approaches to accelerate brain science. He is currently a research scientist and Director of Scientific Architecting with the Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT, led by Ed Boyden, where he invents and analyzes new technology conc…

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LTP enhances synaptogenesis in the developing hippocampus. - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed: LTP enhances synaptogenesis in the developing hippocampus.: http://t.co/bOlHyR9F68

ift.tt/1P5iFV7 Hippocampus. 2015 Sep 29. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22536. [Epub ahead of print]

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Michael Graziano on The Evolution of Consciousness and Mind Uploading

"Yes, I think mind uploading is possible and even inevitable" - Princeton Neuroscientist Michael Graziano http://t.co/ogFWQIGtSj

brainpreservation.org/michael-grazia… Biography: Michael Graziano (Wikipedia) is a scientist, novelist, and composer, and is currently a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. His previous work focused on how the cortex monitors the space around the body and controls movement within that space, including groun…

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The Ethics of Chemical Brain Preservation as a Life Saving Medical Procedure

Check out BPF Fellow Michael Cerullo's article on the ethics of (chemical) brain preservation: http://t.co/unNjQX2lrU

ieet.org/index.php/IEET… Life ExtensionThroughout most of human history there was little serious reason to debate the ethics of life extension. To quote Hobbes, most lives were “Nasty, brutish, and short.” Yet the lack of success didn’t stop hopes for miraculous life extension and such hopes have been pursued throughout rec…

[09/05/15]   The Brain Preservation Foundation has a new website! Browse our competitor submissions and check it out http://www.brainpreservation.org/advisors/

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An automated images-to-graphs framework for high resolution connectomics. - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed: An automated images-to-graphs framework for high resolution connectomics.: http://t.co/8NGUvSLqjV

ift.tt/1FfkKWV Front Neuroinform. 2015 Aug 13;9:20. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2015.00020. eCollection 2015.

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Freeze it, then scan it: cryonics + mind uploading = perfect combination? • /r/Futurology

Reddit user monte847 describes why they believe that uploading a preserved mind is exactly equivalent to reviving that mind to the subjective experience of life. Where do you stand on this? https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/3ex5hg/freeze_it_then_scan_it_cryonics_mind_uploading/ctjf5y1

reddit.com Your right that from a scientific standpoint, the copy being a copy isn't a debate, its clearly going to be a copy. However there very much is a...

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Claim challenges B.C.’s ban on sale of cryonics — preserving bodies at low temperatures after death

"You can have your body buried and it provides for cremation but is there really a state interest, a valid and overriding state interest, that would justify restricting a person’s right to choose the third option, namely to have one’s body preserved by means of ultra-low temperatures?" - read more about Keegan Macintosh and the Lifespan Society of B.C.'s civil claim here: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/claim-challenges-b-c-s-ban-on-sale-of-cryonics-preserving-bodies-at-low-temperatures-after-death

news.nationalpost.com B.C. is the only jurisdiction in the world that prohibits the sale or offer for sale of cryonics services, the plaintiffs’s notice states

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Brain Preservation and Personal Identity Part I | The Brain Preservation Foundation Blog

BPF fellows Michael Cerullo and Keith Wiley have written a fascinating post about personal identity. Do you agree?

blog.brainpreservation.org Brain Preservation and Personal Identity Part I This will be the first in a series of articles discussing brain preservation, personal identity, whole brain emulation, and mind uploading. Each article will introduce and consider a single focused concept, and therefore will not represent a full prese…

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Kennita Watson on Cryonics Advocacy | The Brain Preservation Foundation Blog

"I don’t know if I want to live forever, but give me a few thousand years to think it over." Read more from our interview with Kennita Watson.

blog.brainpreservation.org She also discusses how the internet has changed the public perception of cryonics since 2005.

[06/05/15]   Here is an interview with the Naovaratpong family, who recently elected to cryopreserve their two year old daughter with brain cancer after other options had been exhausted:
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6569735/2015/06/03/meet-thai-parents-who-cryonically-froze-their-toddler-hopes-she-might

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Imaging of the islet neural network.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Related Articles Imaging of the islet neural network. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2014 Sep;16 Suppl 1:77-86 Authors: Tang SC, Peng SJ, Chien HJ Abstract The islets of Langerhans receive signals from the circulation and nerves to modulate hormone secretion in response to physiological cues. Although the…

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Voxelwise eigenvector centrality mapping of the human functional connectome reveals an influence...

Voxelwise eigenvector centrality mapping of the human functional connectome reveals an influence of the catechol-O-methyltransferase val158met polymorphism on the default mode and somatomotor network.

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An examination of ~ 39,000 year old woolly mammoth brain preserved in the permafrost of Siberia shows good gross preservation, as well as similarities to elephant brains:

http://blog.brainpreservation.org/2015/05/30/abstract-watch-preservation-of-a-woolly-mammoth-brain-in-the-siberian-permafrost/

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Estimating Large-Scale Network Convergence in the Human Functional Connectome. - PubMed - NCBI

Estimating Large-Scale Network Convergence in the Human Functional Connectome.

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Brain network alterations and vulnerability to simulated neurodegeneration in breast cancer. -...

Brain network alterations and vulnerability to simulated neurodegeneration in breast cancer.

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May 2015 BPF Prize Update | The Brain Preservation Foundation Blog

The Brain Preservation Foundation just posted its first major prize update in some time, and the progress has been substantial! Read BPF President Kenneth Hayworth's summary of the recent ongoings and then let us know what you think: http://blog.brainpreservation.org/2015/05/26/may-2015-bpf-prize-update/

blog.brainpreservation.org May 2015 BPF Prize Update Executive Summary Brain Preservation Prize competitor Shawn Mikula just published his whole mouse brain electron microscopy protocol in Nature Methods (paper, BPF interview), putting him close to winning the mouse phase of our prize. Brain Preservation Prize competitor 21st…

In one survey, the most common probability estimate of cryonics "working" was 10%. What do you think? And more importantly, why do you think that? Let us know in the comments!

http://blog.brainpreservation.org/2015/05/22/average-probability-of-cryonics-working-in-lesswrong-survey/

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Structurally-constrained relationships between cognitive states in the human brain. - PubMed - NCBI

New PubMed article about neuronal connectomics: Structurally-constrained relationships between cognitive states in the human brain.

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Michael Graziano on The Evolution of Consciousness and Mind Uploading | The Brain Preservation...

The BPF recently conducted an interview with Michael Graziano, which touched on the evolution of consciousness, as well as mind uploading. Check it out: http://blog.brainpreservation.org/2015/04/22/michael-graziano-on-the-evolution-of-consciousness-and-mind-uploading/

blog.brainpreservation.org Michael Graziano on The Evolution of Consciousness and Mind Uploading April 22, 2015 by BPF Admin No comments Biography: Michael Graziano (Wikipedia) is a scientist, novelist, and composer, and is currently a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. His previous work focused…

nature.com

Neuron encyclopaedia fires up to reveal brain secrets

By generating detailed descriptions of tens of thousands of individual neurons, BigNeuron aims to suggest the best computer algorithms for extracting the finely branched shapes of these cells from microscopy data

nature.com But effort to catalogue brain’s building blocks may stoke disagreements over classification.

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9 facts about emotional memories and recall

Each time you recall a memory, your feelings about the event can change and become associated with it

mprnews.org New science shows that when memories are attached to particularly emotional events, we're more likely to create a false memory.

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$50 million gift names the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

“Understanding how the brain works — both in health and disease — is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind”

news.usc.edu The gift will streamline the translation of basic research into new therapies for brain injury and disease.

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