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Scientists Figure Out How to Retrieve ‘Lost’ Memories
The latest research shows memories “lost” to amnesia aren’t gone forever; they’re just not accessible
Neuroscience
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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Psychoactive substances ban will 'end brain research' in Britain, experts warn
David Nutt, former government chief drugs adviser, says banning of legal highs has already been destructive to Parkinson’s and anti-smoking research
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 841 | Comments: 0
Brain implant that decodes intention will let us probe free will
Designed to give paralysed people more independence, the implant also lets us see if brain activity can show a person's decisions – before they realise they've made any
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Fetal cells injected into a man's brain to cure his Parkinson's
An experimental Parkinson's treatment abandoned in the 1990s has been revived – and could restore a person's control of their movement within five years
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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New tech helps quadriplegic control robotic arm with mind
Researchers say they're excited about a new brain implant that allowed a paralyzed patient to control a robotic arm with his mind. Erik Sorto is the first in the world to have this new neural prosthetic device. Elaine Quijano reports.
Neuroscience
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
Rating: | Views: 319 | Comments: 0
Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence
Algorithms developed by Google designed to encode thoughts, could lead to computers with ‘common sense’ within a decade, says leading AI scientist
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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The Science of Bouncing Back
Scientists now know why some people rebound so well from setbacks. They also know how the rest of us can be more like them
Neuroscience
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Be mindful of mindfulness: drug-free doesn't mean side-effect free
When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
Rating: | Views: 446 | Comments: 0
Amputees control bionic legs with their thoughts
Amputees can control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their minds, thanks to tiny implanted myoelectric sensors (IMES) developed by Icelandic orthopedics company Ossur and surgically placed in a patient's residual muscle tissue.
Neuroscience
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
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Your brain's unique response to words can reveal your identity
Reading a list of words provokes brain activity unique to an individual. This could lead to a more secure alternative to fingerprint recognition or iris scans
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
Rating: | Views: 392 | Comments: 0
Iron levels in brain predict when people will get Alzheimer's
High levels of iron in the brain could hasten the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The finding could help identify people at risk
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
Rating: | Views: 405 | Comments: 0
A Database Of All Things Brainy
A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
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Rewiring of senses in a mouse brain revealed in glorious colour
Brain images show that mouse neurons can be altered during early development, so areas deal with different senses from the ones they typically process
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
Rating: | Views: 441 | Comments: 0
Hold your breath to dampen the pain of an injection
Hacking your body's pressure sensors by holding your breath sends a signal to your brain to dampen parts of the nervous system. The result? A higher pain threshold
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
Rating: | Views: 394 | Comments: 0
Donut-shaped 'compass' in fly brain
Neuroscientists observe compass-like activity sweeping around a dense ring of cells inside the brain of fruit flies.
Neuroscience
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
Rating: | Views: 464 | Comments: 0
Brain-eating amoebas kill by turning your body against you
Water-dwelling parasites that can munch on our brain cells are spreading as the climate warms. Understanding what makes them lethal could lead to better treatments
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
Rating: | Views: 400 | Comments: 0
Brain technology patents soar as companies get inside people's heads
From ways to eavesdrop on brains and learn what advertisements excite consumers, to devices that alleviate depression, the number of U.S. patents awarded for "neurotechnology" has soared since 2010, according to an analysis released on Wednesday.
Neuroscience
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
Rating: | Views: 477 | Comments: 0
How I learned to see using my bat supersense
Born blind, Brian Borowski taught himself to echolocate while playing hide-and-seek with his brothers. He says that using the technique has opened up his world
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
Rating: | Views: 407 | Comments: 0
Warning: transcranial direct current stimulation can do your head in
People have been doing it for more than 100 years, but it turns out that zapping your brain with an electric current might not be too good for your IQ
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
Rating: | Views: 429 | Comments: 0
Brain scans of premature babies reveal changes that may raise risk of autism
Brain scans of both pre-and full term infants showed striking differences in the salience network, which is disrupted in adults with ADHD and autism
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
Rating: | Views: 567 | Comments: 0
Weird dream? Your brain won't even try to make sense of it
Our dreams are so bizarre that parts of the brain that usually try to make sense of language seem to power down rather than attempt to understand them
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
Rating: | Views: 885 | Comments: 0
Visual browsing: there's a critical gap between how we see and how we search
Visual browsing must sit at the heart of future internet discovery, bringing contextual life to the world around us
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 734 | Comments: 0
Think your world view is fixed? Learn another language and you’ll think differently
New research says that a German speaker and an English speaker perceive the world in different ways – thanks to the grammatical toolkit they’re using
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 783 | Comments: 0
Soaring intelligence and surprising warmth of crows
More than 30 million crows fly around the country, but among all creatures, the birds may be among the least understood. Ben Tracy reports on new research into crows' brains.
Neuroscience
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
Rating: | Views: 749 | Comments: 0
Direct probing of brain reveals multiple regions cause tinnitus
Scientists have peeked inside the brain of a man with tinnitus to identify the brainwaves that underlie the debilitating sensation of ringing in the ear
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
Rating: | Views: 769 | Comments: 0
Digital tattoo lets you control devices with mind power alone
A patch of gold electrodes you can wear behind your ear for up to two weeks will track your brainwaves 24/7 and let you control devices with your mind
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
Rating: | Views: 766 | Comments: 0
Mind-control exoskeleton gives unprecedented paralysis recovery
An exoskeleton that enables movement and provides tactile feedback has helped eight paralysed people regain sensation and move previously paralysed muscles
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 435 | Comments: 0
Brain Implants May Be Able to Shock Damaged Memories Back Into Shape
With funding from the Defense Department, scientists have begun work on devices that would use electric pulses to realign a memory process gone awry
Neuroscience
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 552 | Comments: 0
Megabucks pouring into global brain science projects
What's going on in your head? Billions of dollars are being poured into giant projects around the world to figure it out
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
Rating: | Views: 269 | Comments: 0
Cool Arctic squirrels may hold key to Alzheimer’s cure
The processes in their brains during hibernation are exciting scientists
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
Rating: | Views: 384 | Comments: 0
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