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A few years of early musical training benefits the brain later in life

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Adults who took music lessons as children but haven’t actively played an instrument have a faster brain response to a speech sound.

Fashion Camera Brings Primate Brains To The Internet

Posted in Software on 15th Nov, 2013 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
How technology built for online shopping democratized primate brain research.

Region of brain responsible for nicotine withdrawal symptoms identified

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2013 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
UMMS neuroscientist points at new target to help smokers quit.

A precise new quantitative brain scan measurement method

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2013 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Can quantify the volume of specific brain tissues, a critical measurement of the progression of brain diseases.

How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2013 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons and can store about 2.5 petabytes of information. But where you put your keys last night? The answer is always suspiciously unavailable.

Solving the Neural Code Conundrum: Digital or Analog?

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2013 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Physicists have developed a technique that can tell which parts of the brain rely on analog signals and which rely on digital signals.

Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 09:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers.

Memories are geotagged with spatial information, researchers find

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Neurons that encode spatial information form “geotags” for specific memories and these geotags are activated immediately before those memories are recalled.

Stomach 'clock' tells us how much to eat

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
"These nerves are responsible for letting the brain know how much food we have eaten and when to stop eating".

A neuroscientist's radical theory of how networks become conscious

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2013 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Where does consciousness come from? We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery.

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A head injury can lead brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory, a condition linked with depressive complications.

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2013 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRI drugs.

Study shows Where Alzheimer's starts and how it spreads

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2013 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.

How we process numbers is revealed in our brain structure

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2013 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
For a long time, scientists thought that everyone processed numbers predominantly in a spatial way (low to high numbers visualized as left to right).

Drug Hopes to Delay Onset of Alzheimer's Symptoms With a Monthly Shot in the Arm

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2013 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise, even as doctors continue to struggle to find potential treatments for it.

A good book can rewire your brain

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2013 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
When we immerse ourselves into a work of fiction, lingering changes occur in the connectivity of our brains.

Toward a Molecular Explanation for Schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers find inhibition of a basic cellular process may contribute to the mysterious disease.

Vitamin E may delay decline in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin E may slow functional decline; problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling.

Epilepsy drug turns out to help adults acquire perfect pitch and learn language like kids

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers from across the globe believe they have discovered a means of re-opening “critical periods” in brain development.

Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health.

Creating living brain cells from deceased Alzheimer’s patients biobanked brain tissue

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
New stem cell lines will allow researchers to “turn back the clock” and observe how Alzheimer’s develops in the brain.

Caffeine pill 'could boost memory'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A US study has raised the possibility that we may one day rely on caffeine to boost memory as well as to wake up.

SHY Hypothesis Explains That Sleep Is the Price We Pay for Learning

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Why do animals ranging from fruit flies to humans all need to sleep?

In the blink of an eye

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT neuroscientists find the brain can identify images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds.

Autistic People's Sensory Perception is Out of Sync, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have made great strides in accurately describing and diagnosing autism, but its causes remain opaque.

'Placebo Sleep' Can Improve Cognitive Skills

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.

Scientists tag brain molecules, watch them become memories

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 04:47 AM
by AlexMuller
As human beings, our memories are part of what make us ourselves. But the process of how memories form in our brains still eludes scientists.

Insect Nervous System Copied to Boost Computing Power

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Brains are the most powerful computers known. Now microchips built to mimic insects’ nervous systems have been shown to successfully tackle technical computing problems.

Newly Discovered Brain Region May Be Unique To Humans

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The brain region, called the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, was described today in the journal Neuron, and is linked to higher thinking processes.

Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer’s symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound prevented memory and learning impairments.

Study Shows Autistic Brains Create More Information at Rest

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The study offers a scientific explanation for the most typical characteristic of autism, withdrawal into one’s own inner world.

A Simple Test Tells Seniors if Their Memory is Waning

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2014 05:15 AM
by AlexMuller
With so few treatments for Alzheimer’s, seniors who may be experiencing loss of cognitive function often avoid testing for fear that they may have the dreaded disease.

Strokes: Women sufferers 'have poorer life quality than men'

Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The US research, published in Neurology, assessed the mental and physical health of 1,370 patients three months and a year after a stroke.

DARPA’s futuristic brain implant will restore lost memories

Posted in Medicine on 12th Feb, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
In case of brain injury, the implant would basically do a system restore, giving those memories back.

First map of core white-matter connections of human brain developed at USC

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2014 04:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The map may help better address clinical challenges such as traumatic brain injury

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
214 human neurotoxicants now identified, many widely used and disseminated extensively in the global environment.

Fear suppressing neurons found

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2014 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found neurons that prevent mice from forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41% of those who went to hospitals with cat bites were also treated for depression at some point.

Researchers Show Off Mind Controlled Music Player

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Users of the group’s specially designed music software are able to play a song, fast forward tracks, and adjust the volume by merely looking at the screen.

Most of Us Have Made Best Memories by Age 25

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2014 04:42 AM
by AlexMuller
By the time most people are 25, they have made the most important memories of their lives, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.

Could electroconvulsive therapy zap worst nightmares?

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014 04:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), long associated with controversial treatment of the mentally ill, can be used to erase memories, Dutch researchers have found.

Brain signals from a primate directly move paralyzed limbs in another primate 'avatar’

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Taking brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to the next level, new research may help paralyzed people move their own limb just by thinking about it.

How to generate new neurons in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Medical researchers have created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals.

Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previsously believed

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previously believed which is as Many People as Cancer and Heart Disease.

Blood test can predict Alzheimer's, say researchers

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can accurately predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to US researchers.

Virtual Reality System Lets You Explore Your Brain in Real-Time

Posted in Software on 15th Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
What if it were possible to explore your brain in virtual reality, watching your thoughts flashing before your eyes?

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.

Protein Renewal Could Stave Off Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2014 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The renewal of a gene-regulating protein may be used to thwart Alzheimer's in aging adults.

Electric 'thinking cap' can help you learn faster, better

Posted in Hardware on 26th Mar, 2014 04:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The implications of the findings extend beyond the potential to improve learning. The process may also have clinical benefits in the treatment of conditions like schizophrenia.

Nasal spray could provide highly-targeted treatment for depression

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A nasal spray containing a specially-developed protein peptide could form the basis for highly-targeted treatment for depression.

Ketamine 'exciting' depression therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The illegal party drug ketamine is an "exciting" and "dramatic" new treatment for depression, say doctors who have conducted the first trial in the UK.

New treatment could allow regrowing of damaged nerves

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Spinal cord injuries are a serious matter: most who suffer from such an injury never fully recover, and many end up with partial or even full paralysis.

A blueprint for how to build a human brain

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have generated a blueprint for how to build a human brain at unprecedented anatomical resolution.

Avoid dementia when you're older by running when you're younger

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Leading an active lifestyle in your 20s can lead to better memory and cognition later in life, researchers of a recent study say.

How the brain pays attention

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2014 02:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that’s key to shifting our focus from one object to another.

Getting To The Root Of Parkinson's Disease

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Working with human neurons, researchers have identified and then shut down a biological process that appears to trigger a particular form of Parkinson’s disease.

Artists 'have structurally different brains'

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.

Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Two psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.

Less myelin found in neocortex: the future of the brain?

Posted in Medicine on 25th Apr, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Less myelin in higher regions of the cerebral cortext may allow emergence of highly complex neuronal behaviors.

The Brain Waves For Knowing What You Know

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A certain type of brain activity shows up in mice who are about to make the right choice in a little maze they're trained in.

A new 'off' switch for neurons

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2014 09:12 PM
by AlexMuller
"This will greatly enhance work in large-brained organisms like rats and primates."

Doctors Sketch Out Potential Blood Test for Depression

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A new test for depression has been uncovered by researchers, who think it's possible to find physical traces of the signs of mental ill health in the blood.

MRI sensor allows neuroscientists to map neural activity with molecular precision

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT researchers have developed a technique that allows them to precisely track neural communication in the brain over time.

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The study found that less fit college-age students had a worse long term memories than their fitter counterparts.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2014 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
About 40 percent of people fail to respond to antidepressant medication.

Brain 'noise' found to nurture synapses

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A long-overlooked form of neuron-to-neuron communication called “miniature neurotransmission” plays an essential role in the development of synapses.

Brains evolved multiple times and converged on similar designs

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2014 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
New findings suggest that brains and nervous systems originated multiple times from scratch.

Walking on Two legs Helped Humans Develop Complex Brain, Researchers Say

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say that learning to stand upright might have had helped humans develop a more complex brain than other primates.

Seeing sound: visual cortex processes auditory information too

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The visual cortex also uses information gleaned from the ears when viewing the world.

Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.

The brain may be able to repair itself from within, Duke researchers discover

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Duke researchers have found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons.

Scientists Selectively Erase And Restore Memories

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
In a groundbreaking study, researchers erased and then reactivated memories by stimulating neurons in the brains of genetically engineered rats with a series of light pulses.

Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learning

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2014 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Why brain-wave resonance may be the key to learning, not synapses.

Self-repairing mechanism helps to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Creating new neurons can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases.

New compound to treat depression identified

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified a compound, hydroxynorketamine, that may treat depression just as effectively as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects.

Modeling how neurons work together to perform movements: not as random as we thought

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Could help design prosthetic limbs controlled via electrodes implanted in the brain.

Potential Alzheimer's drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The culprits behind Alzheimer's disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Decline in trials for Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer's disease during the past decade have failed, according to a study.

Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jul, 2014 04:28 AM
by AlexMuller
One moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.

Cinnamon May Be Used to Halt the Progression of Parkinson’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease

Europe’s human brain project comes under attack

Posted in Software on 11th Jul, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Hundreds of European neuroscience experts are threatening to boycott an effort to create a computer simulation of the brain if a 10-year, $1.6 billion initiative isn’t handled properly.

A neural device to restore memory

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2014 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Intended to help military service members with traumatic brain injury (TBI), but could also help with Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy

EC 'confident' in human brain project

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.

Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2014 05:10 AM
by AlexMuller
A study published today has confirmed a link between anti-psychotic medication and a slight, but measurable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

New Era of rapid Brain Imaging allows understanding of interactions at the cellular level across the brain

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Detailed high resolution brain imaging has been made one hundred times faster.

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2014 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat.

Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints are Early Predictors of Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
A simple test can predict the likelihood of developing dementia.

Pea-sized brain hub could shed light on depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say a part of the brain, smaller than a pea, triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen.

England records rise in dementia diagnoses

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia has risen by 62% over seven years.

Depression Is a Risk Factor for Dementia, New Research Says

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The two have been linked before, but the new study says depression may be an independent risk factor for the disease.

Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal 'sweet spot'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2014 02:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain.

The social origins of intelligence in the brain

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2014 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
A study of brain injuries in vets showed that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.

Brain-inspired chip fits 1m 'neurons' on postage stamp

Posted in Hardware on 8th Aug, 2014 09:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have produced a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the brain, and squeezed in one million computational units called "neurons".

Stress may be passed down through generations, studies suggest

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Small epigenetic DNA modifications predict brain’s threat response.

Cosmetic Eye Surgery Decompresses Migraine Trigger Nerves:

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Patients Have 90.7% Positive Response Rate.

Blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Researcher have developed a new technique for using pulsed electric energy to open the blood-brain-barrier for treating brain cancer and neurological disorders.

Lab grown neurons give scientists a real-time glimpse into how the brain works

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2014 02:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are now growing brain tissue in petri dishes to study neurons up close and personal.

Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Aug, 2014 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke, research suggests.

Children on the autistic spectrum have extra synapses in their brains

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be possible to prune synapses with a future drug after diagnosis.

Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise, potentially leading to improved treatments for depression.

DARPA plans to shrink brain interface and organ control electronics to the size of nerve fibers

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014 03:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The initial goal will be improving the quality of life for US soldiers and veterans.

Experimental rat brain fighter pilot yields insights into how the brain works

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The experiment delivers an elusive live glimpse of neurons in action; it’s difficult to observe brains on the cellular level in living animals.

Brainy processing at your fingertips

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that nerve endings in the fingertips perform neural computations that were thought to occur in the brain.

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is.

Brain may 'compensate' for Alzheimer's damage

Posted in Medicine on 16th Sep, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The human brain may be able to compensate for some of the early changes seen in Alzheimer's disease, research in Nature Neuroscience shows.

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.

First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Test identifies nine blood markers tied to depression; predicts who will benefit from therapy.

Test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any behavioural signs of dementia.

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice'

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

Massive electrode array system will do first large-scale network recording of brain activity

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
An electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works.

Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Reversed

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2014 11:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Small trial from UCLA and Buck Institute succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders.

Nobel Prize for the brain's GPS discovery

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".

Brain Scan Technique Could Predict Dementia Before Symptoms

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say a simple technique using magnetic resonance imaging could lead to an early diagnosis of dementia, long before cognitive decline is evident.

Obama’s Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2014 08:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The U.S. announces $46 million to develop new technologies for exploring the brain.

How myths about the brain are hampering teaching

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2014 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Teachers in the UK, Holland, Turkey, Greece and China were presented with seven “neuromyths” and asked whether they believe them to be true.

Transparent graphene-based sensors open new window into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Engineers have developing invisible implantable medical sensor microarrays to allow for seeing brain tissue hidden by implants.

Are efforts at total brain simulation putting the cart before the horse?

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014 09:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Since it was awarded a one billion euro, decade-long research grant last year, the Human Brain Project has been the center of extreme excitement and heavy criticism.

University's £1m study of eyeball link to Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Dundee University are to lead a £1.1m study into whether eye tests can reveal the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists convert human skin cells into brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
By exposing skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules, scientists managed to convert them into brain cells that behave like native cells.

A brain decoder that could read your inner thoughts

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Nov, 2014 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have figured out how to read the words of our inner monologue, a finding that could help people who cannot physically speak to communicate with the world.

Brain-to-brain interface via Internet replicated, improved

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago.

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Nov, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.

Scientists create Parkinson's disease in a dish

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Attributed to a combination of genetic and nongenetic factors, Parkinson's disease has no completely effective therapy or cure.

Brain's taste secrets uncovered

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The brain has specialist neurons for each of the five taste categories, salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami, US scientists have discovered.

Humans' big brains might be due in part to newly identified protein

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2014 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Experiments revealed that the protein, is made in growing brains of humans, and appears necessary for normal proliferation of human brain stem cells growing in a lab dish.

How to increase (or decrease) brain activity and memory

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Is it possible to rapidly increase (or decrease) the amount of information the brain can store?

Brain Pathway Rediscovered After 100 Years

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Modern magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are giving scientists unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the human brain.

Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Aiming to discern discrete neural circuits, researchers have tracked electrical activity in the brains of people who alternately imagined scenes or watched videos.

Brain network vulnerable to Alzheimer's identified

Posted in Medicine on 26th Nov, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Research has emerged that reveals a specific brain network, that is the last to develop and the first to show signs of neurodegeneration, is more vulnerable to aging and disease.

PlanetTech News interviews neuroscientist Dr. Kenneth Hayworth

Posted in Interviews on 26th Nov, 2014 11:19 PM
by AlexMuller
In this exclusive Interview, PlanetTech News digs deeper into the future of brain preservation, cryonics, mind uploading and neuroscience.

Carnegie Mellon researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Analyzing multiple subprocesses of the brain at the same time is unprecedented in cognitive neuroscience.

Customize your emotions with a device; coming in 2015

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2014 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
What Thync hopes to do, in 10 minutes or less, is create in its users nothing less than a desired state of mind, or mode, ranging from calm to creative to energetic.

Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology is designed to enable neuroscience research that cannot be accomplished with current sensors that tether subjects with cabled connections.

Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism, large-scale analysis shows

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses.

Saving information on a computer boosts human memory resources for new information

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2014 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next.

Running and Walking May Lower Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2014 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
As drug companies struggle to find a cure, research suggests that exercise earlier in life may substantially reduce Alzheimer’s disease mortality.

Autism link to air pollution raised

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Anti-inflammatory drugs could fight depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness, and could lead to new treatments

It might be possible to restore lost memories

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
New UCLA research indicates that lost memories can be restored, offering hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Smartphone use is changing our brains

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2014 09:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Our brains are adapting to touchscreen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human volunteers.

An existing drug, riluzole, may prevent foggy old age brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2014 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
New experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent changes in the aging brain.

Color-coding brain cells

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have developed a method called “multicolor RGB tracking” to improve our understanding of how the brain works by color-marking brain cells to be tracked over time.

Optogenetics captures synaptic transmission in live mammalian brain for the first time

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2014 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
This could significantly expand our knowledge of connectivity between various types of neurons as a more realistic alternative to in vitro studies.

Test measures analytical thinking linked to depression, fueling the idea that depression may be a form of adaptation

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression may actually be an adaptation meant to help people cope with complex problems.

Brain imaging may help predict future behavior

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2015 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Recent studies show that brain imaging can help predict an individual's future learning, criminality, health-related behaviors, and response to drug or behavioral treatments.

Expanding the brain achieves super-resolution with ordinary microscopes

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2015 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A way to make a brain expand to four and a half times its usual size, allowing structures to appear sharp with an ordinary microscope.

New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Further evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes.

How the brain controls the burning of fat

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2015 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings give new insights into how the brain regulates body fat, and may lead to more effective ways to lose weight and prevent obesity.

Global ENIGMA consortium cracks brain’s genetic codes for aging

Posted in Science on 24th Jan, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
8 common gene mutations leading to brain aging in over 30,000 brain scans that may unlock mysteries of Alzheimer’s, autism, and other neurological disorders.

Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists claim to have overturned standard thinking on how the brain is able to perform different tasks.

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2015 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

A New Study Links Brain Inflammation With Depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jan, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression is a complex form of mental illness which is very difficult to diagnose due to varied symptoms shown by people.

New fibers can deliver optogenetic signals and drugs directly into the brain while allowing simultaneous electrical readout

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jan, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT scientists have developed a new method of coping with the complexity of studying the brain.

How complex environments push brain evolution

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A recent study by neuroscientists offers clues about how increasingly difficult tasks have evolved the brain.

Deep brain imaging reveals which nearly identical neurons are associated with specific behaviors

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2015 02:25 PM
by AlexMuller
More precise mapping of how individual neurons interact in the brain.

Promising results for new Alzheimer's therapy

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2015 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The results suggest that the introduction of a nerve growth factor can prevent neuronal degradation in Alzheimer’s patients.

Science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2015 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It appears that their brains are overcoming the effects of the medication, rather than being assisted directly by them.

UK Government pledges £300m to dementia research

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2015 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
David Cameron said an international dementia institute would be established over the next five years in a bid to make the UK a world leader for research and medical trials.

Growing New Neurons May Help Us Adapt Better

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenges a major dogma in the field of neuroscience.

Brain makes decisions with same method used to break Enigma

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015 02:10 PM
by AlexMuller
When making simple decisions, neurons in the brain apply the same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany’s Enigma code during World War II.

The human brain may age less than was previously thought

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
This has important consequences for understanding how the brain changes with age and challenges current theories of ageing.

Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 09:18 PM
by AlexMuller
This research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism.

Wireless brain stimulaton with magnetic nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Network theory suggests consciousness is global in the brain

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2015 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found evidence that awareness or consciousness results from widespread communication across sensory and association areas of the cortex.

Modified microscope allows for high-speed, high-res imaging of live neurons

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2015 11:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The device images without signs of cellular damage and has a spatial resolution up to 100 times better than a standard light microscope.

Neuropsychology: Power naps produce a significant improvement in memory performance

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2015 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychologists have shown that a short nap lasting about an hour can significantly improve memory performance.

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The ability to analyse the entire data set from an fMRI scan provided researchers the opportunity to compare accurate computer models for both autistic and non-autistic brains.

Glass Fibers May Open Door to Neuromorphic Computing

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have demonstrated how neural networks and synapses in the brain can be reproduced using glass fibers made that are sensitive to light, known as chalcogenides.

New 'MIND' diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2015 12:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Even moderate adherence shows reduction in incidence, according to a paper published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Depression Distorts People's Perception of Time, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2015 09:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that depressed people have a general feeling that time is passing more slowly, or even that it has stopped.

Nanoparticles open blood-brain barrier for delivery of molecules

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Currently 98 percent of therapeutic molecules are blocked by the barrier, but a new technique opens the door to new treatments for brain diseases.

Brain has strong points at different ages

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
While some thinking skills begin to decline as one ages, researchers found that others don't peak until middle age or even later.

Memories May Not Live in Neurons' Synapses

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The finding could mean recollections are more enduring than expected and disrupt plans for PTSD treatments.

A brain-machine interface to control a prosthetic hand

Posted in Hardware on 1st Apr, 2015 03:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Non-invasive technique allows amputee to control prosthetic hand by his thoughts.

'Lightning bolts' in the brain reveal how the brain encodes and stores information without disrupting previously acquired memories

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:19 PM
by AlexMuller
This could help explain the underlying neural circuit problems in brain disorders.

High-speed, high-res method allows imaging of a living brain

Posted in Software on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues.

Master protein found to enhance both muscles and the brain

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2015 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The finding could lead to treatments in regenerative medicine and for defects in learning and memory.

IBM creates a research group to test Numenta, a brain-like AI software

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our goal is not to be biologically inspired; I want to re-create exactly; this is how you would really build a machine intelligence.'

In search of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2015 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record directly from the brain of a person with tinnitus in order to find the brain networks responsible.

Video Gamers Have Better Connected Brains

Posted in Games on 28th Apr, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Action video gamers have more gray matter and better connectivity in certain subregions of the brain.

Human Brain Inspires New Computer Memory System

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2015 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Mechanisms involved in next-generation magnetic memory could be used as artificial synapses in a new type of brain-inspired computer.

Scientists create 'ghosts' in the lab by tricking the brain

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have succeeded in creating 'ghosts' in the laboratory by tricking the brains of test subjects into feeling an unexpected 'presence' in the room.

Nanotech drug holds promise for treating Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A rapidly aging population places a new imperative on the hunt for medicines to control, or even to cure, such neurodegenerative diseases.

Neuroscientists pinpoint the neurons that can tell faces apart

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
How do brains tell faces apart? Scientists have attributed this ability to 'face-detector' (FD) neurons, considered to be responsible for distinguishing faces.

New memory cells could lead to bionic brains, and human-like computers

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have created an electronic memory cell that mimics the way that human brains work.

A big step toward mapping the human brain

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The Allen Institute for Brain Science, a key player in the BRAIN Initiative, has launched a database of neuronal cell types as a first step toward understanding the brain.

You could one day be identified by your unique 'BrainPrint'

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2015 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
This could lead to a whole new way for people to securely access their devices, no passwords required.

Human cells from the blood turned into brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 22nd May, 2015 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered how to turn human blood cells into brain cells, opening the doors to better understanding disease in the body.

On the Horizon: A Magnetic Zap that Strengthens Memory

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Magnetic stimulation may help stave off age-related cognitive decline.

An infection can affect your IQ even after it has been treated

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation.

Some blind people can train themselves to use echolocation

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2015 04:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Some blind people have learned to use echolocation to tell the size, density, and texture of objects around them.

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified, says psychiatrist

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Pre 1967 research showed "beneficial change in many psychiatric disorders"

Light electric stimulation of the brain may improve memory for people with schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2015 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
This type of brain stimulation might ease some of the cognitive difficulties that afflict people with schizophrenia.

Scientists recover 'lost' memories using brain stimulation by blue light

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2015 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Amnesia is a fixable result of retrieval impairment, not damage.

Missing link found between brain and immune system

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Overturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

When the Color We See Isn’t the Color We Remember

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
People can distinguish between millions of colors, but have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains store what we’ve seen as one of just a few basic hues.

Scientists make breakthrough in schizophrenia research

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2015 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The work presents strong evidence that disruption of a delicate chemical balance in the brain is heavily implicated in the disorder.

Strokes steal 8 years worth of brain function, new study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Having a stroke ages a person’s brain function by almost eight years.

20 billion nanoparticles talk to the brain using electricity

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles can be used to stimulate regions of the brain electrically, opening up new ways to treat brain diseases.

Neuroscientists capture the moment a brain records an idea

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2015 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Cutting-edge brain imaging technology has offered the first glimpse into how new concepts develop in the human brain.

A 3D human 'organoid' brain in a dish

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Growing a miniature brain from cell scrapings could help diagnose brain disorders in the future.

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Is your awareness of the world and of yourself the result of specific, focused changes in your brain, or does that awareness come from a broad network of neural activity?

'Brain-to-Text' system converts speech brainwave patterns to text

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
A step toward communication with computers or humans by thought alone.

Individual neurons tell us whether or not we remember something

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
At the same time, they indicate how confident we should be in that judgment.

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2015 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Consciousness is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a passive conduit rather than exerting control, according to a new theory.

DNA and Light Detect Cancer in the Brain, Head and Neck

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2015 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have employed an imaging technique that uses safe near-infrared light to differentiate between healthy brain tissue and that which has become cancerous.

Scientists build artificial neurons able to communicate with organic neurons

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2015 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
This artificial neuron is capable of mimicking the function of a human nerve and communicate the way as our own neurons do.

New Research Shows How Brain Reconstructs Past Events

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
When remembering something from our past, the entire event can be reactivated in the brain, including incidental information, such as what music may have been playing.

Common drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Healthy people given citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others.

Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Patterns in sulci and gyri don't predict cognitive ability, but may help diagnose disease.

Wireless device delivers drugs to brain and triggers neurons via remote control

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2015 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny “wireless optofluidic neural probe” that can be implanted in the brain and triggered to deliver drugs and target brain cells.

Brain-inspired algorithms may make for optimized computational networks

Posted in Software on 21st Jul, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons.

Brain area found that may make humans unique

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
An experiment compares the way monkey and human brains respond to abstract information.

Women's brains more vulnerable to Alzheimer's than men's

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Women's brains might be more vulnerable to the Alzheimer's disease than men’s, causing them to decline in memory and function twice as fast, according to research.

Identifying the source of memory loss from psychosis

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Psychosis' toll on memory arises from dysfunction of frontal and temporal lobe regions in the brain that rob sufferers of the ability to make associative connections.

The Cause Of Overeating Might Be A Brain Hormone Deficiency, According To A New Study

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
GLP-1 peptides let the brain know when we are satisfied and that we should stop eating.

Study shows how rhythms control communication between brain regions

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2015 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Taking on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to one another and harmonize, then go back to improvising.

3D brain map reveals connections between cells in nano-scale

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope uprecedented images will allow study of abnormal connections in neurological disorders and a better understanding of the brain.

Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions?

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A study claims a startling conclusion: consciousness is just a passive machine running one simple algorithm, serving up what’s already been decided, and taking credit for the decision.

Thync review: A drug-like, brain-zapping wearable?

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Aug, 2015 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Here's a gadget completely unlike anything we've used before. Meet Thync, a wearable that zaps your brain to change your mood.

A precision brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
May allow people with ALS or spinal cord injuries to communicate faster and more accurately.

Gene Therapy Makes Near-Blind Patients See by Strengthening Neural Connections

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Gene therapy restored vision to blind patients by strengthening visual pathways from the retina to the brain’s visual cortex.

Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimer's Patients

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2015 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have turned human skin cells into neurons. They hope that their technique could one day help rejuvenate failing tissues in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Brain-scanning software blocks your notifications while you are busy

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2015 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
If your mind is busy, the software can quiet the beeping of your devices so you can actually concentrate.

Eye movements in sleep 'change scenes' during dreams

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2015 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time, scientists have recorded from individual brain cells during the dreaming phase of sleep.

Study links aerobic fitness, thinner gray matter, and better math skills in kids

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Thinning of the outermost layer of brain cells in the cerebrum is associated with better mathematics performance.

Newly discovered brain network recognizes what’s new or familiar

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2015 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The Parietal Memory Network (PMN), processes incoming information based on whether it’s something we’ve experienced previously or appears to be new and unknown.

Most complete functioning human-brain model to date, according to researchers

Posted in Medicine on 20th Aug, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The brain organoid, engineered from adult human skin cells, is the most complete human brain model yet developed.

Dementia levels 'are stabilising'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The University of Cambridge study shows the proportion of elderly people with the condition in the UK has fallen, contrary to predictions that cases would soar.

Rethinking which cells are the conductors of learning and memory

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Brain cells called glia may be center stage when it comes to how humans learn and remember.

Engineers Create Brain-Machine Interface for Controlling Robot Exoskeleton

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2015 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of engineers from Germany and Korea has developed a brain-machine control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton.

Antidepressant causes different brain changes in depressed and non-depressed individuals

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A common antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in different ways.

Motion sickness could be avoided via a zap to the scalp

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
While many of us may have experienced a bit of queasiness on rough flights or boat trips, some people suffer from extreme motion sickness even under calm conditions.

Soaking brain tissue in a solution turns it transparent, providing new opportunities for understanding

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2015 03:45 PM
by AlexMuller
From X-rays to MRIs, researchers learn a lot about the body any time they find a new way to see it.

Controlling brain cells with ultrasound

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Sonogenetics may be able to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle, and other cells using ultrasonic waves, similar to optogenetics.

Kavli foundation invests $100 Million into brain research

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope the money will help develop tools that will allow neuroscientists to see the whole picture of how the brain works.

Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug that would sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?

Mini-brains will help medical research

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2015 09:34 PM
by AlexMuller
If Brown University scientists have their way, just about any lab could make some simulated brain matter of their own.

A soft, bio-friendly ’3D’ brain-implant electrode

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time, without causing brain-tissue damage.

Cardiff University study on the science of hallucinations

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2015 04:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at Cardiff University believe they can help explain why some people are prone to hallucinations.

Researchers pinpoint where the human brain stores time and place of memories

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2015 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain stores the time and place of memories.

Transformation of human astroglial cells into neurons for brain repair

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2015 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
May lead to drugs that restore brain function after traumatic injuries, stroke, or diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Noninvasive imaging method can look twice as deep inside the living brain

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2015 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
This new optical coherence tomography (OCT) approach to brain study may allow for examining vascular changes in the deep brain.

Brain Surgery Using Ultrasound Waves

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A revolutionary new approach to neurosurgery avoids both radiation and a scalpel.

A study shows how brains are able to multitask

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
What's actually going on inside our brains that allows for us to strategically focus on one task over another? That's remained largely a mystery, at least until recently.

A drug-delivery technique to bypass the blood-brain barrier

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2015 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A development that could benefit a large population of patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Sleep disruptions similar to jet lag linked to memory and learning problems

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2015 04:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Chemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body’s day-night cycle may lead to the learning and memory loss.

Male/female brain differences? Big data says not so much

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has debunked the belief that the hippocampus, a part of the brain that consolidates new memories and helps connect emotions to the senses, is larger in females.

Breakthrough Prize for Illuminating the Brain's Secret Code

Posted in Medicine on 9th Nov, 2015 02:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A revolutionary technique that switches brain circuits on and off has taken neuroscience by storm and is now undergoing a new round of innovation.

Researchers create synthetic synapse that could lead to more intelligent machines

Posted in Hardware on 12th Nov, 2015 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have reported the development of a first-of-its-kind synthetic synapse that mimics the plasticity of the human brain.

Eating sweet food forms memories that may control eating habits

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2015 04:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Neurons in the dorsal hippocampus, the part of the brain that is critical for episodic memory, are activated by consuming sweets.

Reprogramming neurons and rewiring the brain

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way to fix defective neural communication in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases, such as schizophrenia and autism.

Exercise may protect against neurodegenerative diseases

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Exercise may protect aging brains against the neurodegenerative diseases resulting from energy-depleting stress caused by neurotoxins.

Allen Institute researchers decode patterns that make our brains human

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified a set of just 32 gene-expression patterns for all 20,000 genes across 132 functionally distinct brain regions.

Signaling molecule helps neurons find their way in the developing brain

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A molecule secreted in the spinal cord helps guide axons during a critical stage of central nervous system development in the embryo.

First real-time imaging of neural activity invented

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a new technique for watching the brain’s neurons at a speed that is just fast enough to capture the action potentials in real time for the first time.

Ultrasound captures rat brain in microscopic 3D

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 02:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed an ultrasound technique that can rapidly build up a 3D view of a network of blood vessels, in microscopic detail.

Could Implantable LEDs Relieve Your Pain?

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new biocompatible device will make it easier for researchers to determine the neurological basis of pain.

For Cocaine Addicts, Treatment with Magnets May Stop Craving

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015 01:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Can magnetic stimulation of the brain shake drug addicts out of their habit?

Possible biochemical mechanism underlying long-term memories identified

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Why do some of our memories fade away, while others last forever? Now scientists have identified a possible biochemical mechanism.

3D video games could make your memory better according to a neuroscience study

Posted in Games on 9th Dec, 2015 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that 3D video games can boost performance on memory tests by up to 12%.

Stanford researcher scans his own brain for a year and a half, the most studied in the world

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2015 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychologist experiments on himself, documenting his neural, metabolic, and genetic changes over 18 months.

Study finds altered brain chemistry in people with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2015 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists link autism to reduced activity of key neurotransmitter in human brain.

Pulsed laser light turns whole-brain activity on and off

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The study may guide deep brain stimulation therapies used for traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders.

Anxiety significantly raises risk for dementia

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
People who experienced high anxiety any time in their lives had a 48 percent higher risk of developing dementia compared to those who had not, according to a new study.

Matrix-style memory prosthesis set to supercharge the human brain

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A memory prosthesis being trialed next year could restore long-term recall and may eventually be used to upload new skills directly to the brain, just like in the film The Matrix.

Scientists say they may be able to control the parts of the brain which determine intelligence

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers said that a clusters of genes found in brain controlled human cognitive functions from memory to attention and reasoning.

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2015 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
One neural circuit is responsible for "rapid arousal from sleep and anesthesia."

Study: Liver hormone regulates sweet, alcohol preferences

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2015 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A hormone found in the liver has the ability to reduce sweet and alcohol cravings in mammals, a recent study found.

Brain scans show compulsive gamers have hyperconnected neural networks

Posted in Games on 29th Dec, 2015 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between brain networks, that could help players respond to new information.

Brain Scans Could Predict Who Will Benefit From CBT

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2015 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
If we could tell who will be unlikely to benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, resources could be saved by offering them alternative forms of treatment.

How brain architecture relates to consciousness and abstract thought

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2015 09:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to better ways to identify and treat brain diseases and to new learning AI systems.

Brain Circuit Linked to Depression Found in Rats

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2016 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A finding that could help researchers better understand the mechanisms underlying depression and schizophrenia.

Not enough sleep may help alzheimer’s take hold

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Disrupted sleep has long been a common complaint for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, sometimes decades before they develop noticeable memory loss.

IARPA wants human-like robot brains; at least, brain-like computers

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2016 11:00 AM
by AlexMuller
IARPA is the far-future research projects arm of America’s intelligence agencies, much like DARPA is for the Pentagon.

Do we have free will?

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2016 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists run the ultimate experiment to find out: a "duel" between human and brain-to-computer interface (BCI).

Cognitive-stimulation experiment suggests new tools for healthy brain aging

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have developed cognitive-stimulation exercises and tested them in a month-long experiment with healthy aging adults.

Lucid Dreaming May Help Us Unravel the Mystery of Consciousness

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2016 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
lucid dreamers have the ability to experience awareness during their dreams by "re-awakening" some aspects of their waking consciousness.

Weak electrical field found to carry information around the brain

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
In a development that could lead to improved understanding of memory formation, scientists have discovered a new way information may be traveling throughout the brain.

Researchers develop dissolvable wireless sensors to monitor brain injury

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jan, 2016 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed biocompatible brain implants that can monitor brain injury before completely dissolving.

IBM research thinks it's solved why the brain uses so much energy

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2016 10:25 AM
by AlexMuller
About 90 percent of the energy consumed by the brain is unaccounted for, which is a considerable amount given that the brain takes 20 percent of the body's total energy.

Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016 02:02 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our new measurements of the brain's memory capacity increase conservative estimates by a factor of 10 to at least a petabyte, in the same ballpark as the World Wide Web.'

Implant to 'Plug' Brain into Supercomputers

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Potential applications of the technology are vast, but in the short term DARPA is hoping to create devices for those with sight or hearing impairments.

Researchers use modified rabies viruses to map the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Few diseases match rabies' method of self-replication and domination of the brain. The virus multiplies, spreading from cell to cell until the brain cannot support normal function.

Brain levels of B12 are prematurely low in those with autism or schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2016 02:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A study has found that B12 levels in the brain are decreased in the elderly and are much lower in those with autism or schizophrenia.

Brain Scans May Identify Children Vulnerable to Depression Before Symptoms Appear

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jan, 2016 11:53 AM
by AlexMuller
A new brain imaging study from MIT may lead to a screen that could identify children at high risk of developing depression later in life.

Harvard is trying to build an AI like the human brain

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The bold ambition is the new systems could be used to complete just about any task normally reserved for human brains.

An electric forehead patch could treat PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2016 01:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Transcranial magnetic stimulation can help treat depression in patients who dont respond well to drugs. Researchers suspected that TNS might work well for patients with PTSD.

$60M Chip That Will Connect Human Brains to Computers Is In The Works

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The chip is designed to translate signals sent by neurons into the ones and zeros that computers understand, and vice versa.

Grey Matters: Scientists Link Brain Size and Smarts

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2016 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Having a big head might not be such a bad thing, if it means you have a gigantic brain. Animals with bigger brains may be better problem-solvers.

Blood pressure medicine may improve conversational skills of individuals with autism

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The neurodevelopmental disorder impairs communication and can be treated with medications and therapies, but there is no cure.

Mind-altering drugs such as MDMA could be used to cure PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2016 04:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S. has reached crisis levels. About 8 percent of Americans experience PTSD; for veterans, that number is 30 percent.

Better Brain Imaging Could Show Computers a Smarter Way to Learn

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Using cutting-edge imaging to study the inner workings of our brains could lead to more powerful and useful machine-learning algorithms.

CMU announces research project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms

Posted in Software on 7th Feb, 2016 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A Human Genome Project-level plan to make computers learn like humans.

How to weld neurons with a laser

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The technique could lead to new research and treatment methods, including physical reattachment of severed neurons right after injury, the researchers say.

Preservation of a rabbit brain with new cryonics procedure

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The Small Mammalian Brain Preservation Prize was won after a protocol was able to preserve an entire rabbit brain with very well-preserved ultrastructure.

Learning to fly a plane from expert-pilot brainwave patterns

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2016 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Novice pilots who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head caps improved their piloting abilities, with a 33 percent increase in skill consistency.

Mini-brains to help us understand how chemicals affect the brain

Posted in Medicine on 17th Feb, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
In recent years, scientists have turned to "mini-brains", tiny lab-grown balls of brain cells, to test pharmaceuticals or better understand the causes of some diseases.

New drug could prevent impaired memory in schizophrenia sufferers

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A mutation thwarts the development of neurons that connect two parts of the brain together, the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus, while the brain is forming.

Studying 'ripples' in the brain that could underlie memory formation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016 02:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Caltech neuroscientists have looked inside brain cells as they undergo the intense bursts of neural activity known as "ripples" that are thought to underlie memory formation.

The blind or deaf brain rewires itself to boost the remaining senses

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
There is mounting evidence that people missing one sense don't just learn to use the others better. The brain adapts to the loss by giving itself a makeover.

Obesity linked to 'worse memory'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2016 02:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Tests on 50 people showed being overweight was linked to worse "episodic memory" or the ability to remember past experiences.

Pentagon Research Could Make 'Brain Modem' a Reality

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Until recently, an impossible technological feat: developing a high-bandwidth neural interface that would allow people to beam data from their minds to external devices and back.

Mental abilities are shaped by individual differences in the brain

Posted in Science on 29th Feb, 2016 11:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such as intelligence and memory.

Why are only 20% of synapses active during neurotransmission?

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2016 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Silent synapses hint at a mechanism of information coding in the brain that’s yet to be revealed, researchers hypothesize.

Three British researchers win 'Brain Prize' for UK research on memory mechanisms

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
British researchers have won a 1 million euro prize, awarded each year for an "outstanding contribution to European neuroscience".

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
People with anxiety are less able to distinguish between a "safe" stimulus and one that was associated with the threat of money loss or gain.

Zika caught killing brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Zika was able to destroy or disrupt the growth of neural progenitor cells, which build the brain and nervous system, in lab tests.

Future brain therapies for Parkinson's possible with stem cell bioengineering

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2016 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists developed a novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain.

This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2016 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
So what if we could harness the power of the human brain by using actual brain cells to power the next generation of computers?

Electrical brain stimulation could boost benefits of stroke rehabilitation

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Research indicates that transcranial direct current stimulation during therapy might help stroke patients recover more movement.

DARPA is using peripheral nerve stimulation to accelerate learning

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2016 11:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Unlike many of DARPA’s neuroscience and neurotechnology endeavors, it will aim not just to restore lost function but to advance capabilities beyond normal levels.

A more precise way to measure your brain

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2016 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Measuring activity in the brain can tell us a lot about how a brain functions, as well as when the functioning is disrupted.

Neurons involved in working memory fire in bursts, not continuously

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2016 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
By having these different bursts coming at different moments in time, you can keep different items in memory separate from one another.

Video Gaming Is Entirely Beneficial for Cognitive Functioning, Says New Study

Posted in Games on 25th Mar, 2016 04:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of psychologists reports that playing video games is associated with lots of positive cognitive and mental health outcomes.

Men more vulnerable to developing depression from long-term stress

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from 100 terabytes of data

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:17 AM
by AlexMuller
"Functional connectomics" research bridges the gap between function and wiring in the brain, a major step in an IARPA project to create a roadmap to reverse-engineer the brain.

Dharmendra Modha Discusses the Roadmap for Neuromorphic Computing

Posted in Software on 5th Apr, 2016 12:14 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM is developing energy-efficient, brain-inspired machines that mimic the brain’s abilities for perception, action, and cognition.

Brain structure is different in people who have insomnia

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2016 03:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers used a special imaging technique to determine that people with insomnia have variations in amount of white matter, which links different parts of the brain.

Research Describes How the Brain Learns Sequences, a Key For Intelligence

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A theory of how the brain learns and understands sequences of patterns may be an essential component for intelligent machines.

Brain scan software can spot adults with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Subjects only needed to spend about 10 minutes in the machine and didn't have to perform any special tasks.

Migraine may permanently change brain structure

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2016 11:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The study found that migraine raised the risk of brain lesions, white matter abnormalities and altered brain volume compared to people without the disorder.

Scientists pinpoint where in the brain we process facial expressions

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
While we're not conscious of it, when you're looking at someone making a facial expression, there's a whole part of our brains that deals with decoding the information.

Psychologists study awe astronauts feel viewing Earth from space

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feelings of awe and wonder, of being transformed. This is called the "overview effect".

First blood test for Parkinson’s detects the disease much sooner

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The blood test is based on a discovery that over-active mitochondria are responsible for the buildup of toxic products responsible for the cell damage in Parkinson’s.

Glasgow University scientists crack brain 'Enigma code'

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2016 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered what two parts of the brain are saying to one another when processing visual images.

First happiness genes have been located

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 12:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetic overlap between happiness, depression discovered.

Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.

Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, a new study shows

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2016 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.

Bee model could be breakthrough for autonomous drones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer model of how bees use vision to avoid hitting walls could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous drones.

Music improves baby brain responses to music and speech

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'This means that early, engaging musical experiences can have a more global effect on cognitive skills.'

Researchers develop electronic devices that can melt in the brain

Posted in Hardware on 10th May, 2016 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Bioresorbable devices promise to help eliminate the risks, cost, and discomfort associated with surgical extraction of current devices.

Thought-reading headset lets users speak their mind

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2016 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Combining a wireless connected EEG headset from Emotiv and an assistive communication app, Smartstones is bringing speech to those who have difficulty communicating verbally.

Dreaming brain rhythms lock in memories

Posted in Medicine on 13th May, 2016 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
REM sleep is the phase during which, at least in humans, dreams take place; The question of whether it is important for settling new memories has been difficult to answer.

Accelerated learning from low current brain stimulation

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2016 09:23 PM
by AlexMuller
"Students, employees, and athletes could potentially benefit, as could those with traumatic brain injury who have impaired memory."

Cells carry 'memory' of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2016 03:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Seemingly innocuous injuries leave molecular 'footprints' which add up to lasting damage, and ultimately chronic pain.

Clinical Trial Will Attempt to Bring Braindead Humans Back to Life

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2016 03:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A health watchdog organization has approved a new trial that will attempt to revive technically dead humans using their own stem cells.

Carnigie Mellon will host its first Neurohackathon to solve human brain research goals

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:52 AM
by AlexMuller
'Getting these smart and creative young minds to look at neural data will bring 21st century tools and ideas to brain science research'

Sensor detects signs of cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 24th May, 2016 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The biosensor is able to detect molecules linked to various cancers and neurological diseases for rapid diagnosis.

Dead Brain Cells May Inhibit Function In Neurodegenerative Disease

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2016 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A study claims that in neurodegenerative diseases, the brain's cleaning process is impaired.

A Simple Test Could Predict Whether a Comatose Patient Will Ever Wake Up

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2016 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Overall, the cerebral metabolic rate accounted for the imminent return of awareness in 94 per cent of patients.

MRI scans prove schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings point the way to the development of targeted treatments that potentially could better address some of the core pathology in schizophrenia"

Stanford researchers 'stunned' by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The results appear to contradict a core belief about brain damage, that it is permanent and irreversible.

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of directly killing a cancer cell, the virus lays the groundwork for targeted drug strikes.

Supplements may prevent and reverse damage to aging brain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
It's a mixture scientists believe could someday slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, ALS and Parkinson's.

Some Antidepressants Might Actually Be Harmful to Children and Teens

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2016 09:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The effectiveness and risks of these drugs remain unclear due to the small number of clinical trials, many of which are flawed.

Research showing why hierarchy exists will aid the development of AI

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2016 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Connections in biological networks are expensive, and there is therefore an evolutionary pressure to reduce the number of connections.

Ultrasound Opens the Brain to Promising Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2016 04:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Opening the blood-brain barrier with ultrasound helps remove the amyloid-β protein thought to be responsible for Alzheimer’s even without using any drugs.

Exercise four hours after learning 'boosts memory'

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2016 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Exercise is known to release proteins that can boost the part of the brain related to memory, and this study suggests the timing of it is crucial.

How Your Workplace Environment Affect Brain Function

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2016 01:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive decline were observed in both men and women exposed to dirty working environments.

Up to half of UK people living in chronic pain

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2016 12:06 PM
by AlexMuller
With an ageing population, it is predicted the toll will rise in the future.

Research finds technique for early detection of Alzheimer's in animals

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The work paves the way for a human trial with the technology, which could lead to a noninvasive means of detecting the disease.

Artificial synapse said to rival biological synapses in energy consumption and function

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2016 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial synapse that emulates a biological synapse while requiring less energy has been developed by POSTECH researchers in Korea.

Texting Produces an Entirely New Kind of Brain Wave Pattern

Posted in Science on 29th Jun, 2016 04:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.

Current stimulation to the brain partially restores vision in patients with glaucoma and nerve damage

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
There is now more light at the end of the tunnel for patients with low vision or blindness following glaucoma and optic nerve damage.

Bacteria in the gut have been spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
It up could help explain why the gut microbiome seems to affect mood.

Neurons grown from stem cells in a dish reveal clues about autism

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2016 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Neurons grown from stem cells in a dish reveal clues about autism.

Allen Brain Observatory launched

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2016 05:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The Allen Institute is known for its comprehensive brain atlases, high-quality data sets revealing where genes are expressed and how cells and connections are arranged.

Working full-time could be bad for your brain after a certain age

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2016 07:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An international team of researchers tested 3,000 Australian men and 3,500 women over the age of 40

Brain map carves cortex into twice as many areas

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2016 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been mapped in various ways for centuries, but this new effort is a landmark attempt at a definitive, modern atlas for neuroscientists.

Imaging method identifies common brain disorders

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2016 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
New chemical allows for measuring the density of synapses in the entire brain in vivo for the first time, using a PET scan.

Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicate

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Neurons rely on complicated surrounding processes in order to communicate with each other.

Scientists grow mini human brains

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Mini midbrains provide next generation platforms to investigate human brain biology, diseases and therapeutics, report scientists.

Being overweight 'ages people's brains'

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2016 05:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The brains of overweight people look "10 years older" than those of leaner peers, a study has found.

Implantable neural dust powered by ultrasound within a body

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2016 03:27 PM
by AlexMuller
First in vivo tests demonstrate ultrasound can be used to wirelessly power and communicate with millimeter-scale devices surgically placed in muscles and nerves.

Study reveals new measure of intelligence involving temporal variability of brain areas

Posted in Medicine on 9th Aug, 2016 04:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Results could be applied to building advanced deep neural networks and treating mental-health patients.

Pain reliever eliminates Alzheimer's symptoms, in mice

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2016 06:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, commonly used to relieve pain.

Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis

Posted in Medicine on 14th Aug, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers believe the treatment is reawakening the brain's control over surviving nerves in the spine.

Schizophrenia emerged after humans diverged from Neanderthals

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2016 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Schizophrenia poses an evolutionary enigma. The disorder has persisted throughout recorded history.

A Simple Phone Game Could Diagnose Autism

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
They aim to diagnose autism with a simple game played on a phone or tablet. In a recent study, they took a significant stride towards reaching that goal.

Ultrasound jump-starts brain of man in coma

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
New non-invasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury, possibly for those in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

Physicists Go Hunting for Consciousness

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
It was only recently that physicists shifted their attentions from concepts like the Big Bang, quantum information and began tendering their two cents on consciousness.

Sleep 'prioritizes memories we care about'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Sep, 2016 10:20 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has found that during sleep, the experiences you care about are more likely to enter your long-term memory.

The NIH will track brains of 10,000 kids as they grow up

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2016 09:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The massive brain development study will span a decade

Researchers Develop New Understandings of Memory Formation with Brain Simulation

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A remarkable property of the network is its ability to retrieve previously stored memories from incomplete or degraded versions.

Human Brain Atlas Updated with Unprecedented Resolution

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The new Allen Brain Atlas combines neuroimaging and tissue staining to offer an unprecedented level of resolution.

Scientists uncover how a fluctuating brain network may make us better thinkers

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2016 04:44 AM
by AlexMuller
When the brain is more integrated people do better on complex tasks.

Study Finds Alcohol Creates Effects of Fast-Acting Antidepressant

Posted in Science on 6th Oct, 2016 08:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The effects of alcohol on depression take effect quickly and can last up to 24 hours, the study found.

University Health System is first in state to use totally non-invasive brain surgery

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2016 08:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Gamma Knife technology allows unparalleled precision for surgeons, speedy recoveries for patients.

Researchers predict with high accuracy if antidepressants will help

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2016 10:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were able to predict at 80% if antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their brain and personal history.

Uncovering depression's web in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression could come down to stronger and weaker connections between various parts of the brain.

$100 million investment to unlock the power of the human brain and make our neural code programmable

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
To our great detriment, we understand very little about the human brain.

Migraine sufferers have more nitrate-reducing microbes in their mouths

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
"perhaps there are connections between what people are eating, their microbiomes and their experiences with migraine."

Scientists Bring Sense of Touch to Amputees Using Neural Signals

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
By directly stimulating the nervous system, scientists have been able to produce realistic sensations to test patients.

Neurons from stem cells replace damaged neurons, precisely rewiring into the brain

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2016 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The transplanted neurons were fully integrated in the brain, showing functional properties indistinguishable from the original neurons.

A new imaging technique maps serotonin activity in living brains

Posted in Science on 1st Nov, 2016 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Imaging technique that creates 3D video of serotonin transport could aid antidepressant development.

Study debunks consensus that math abilities are innate

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2016 03:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A new theory on how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math-learning disabilities.

New Alzheimer’s drug developed by Merck clears milestone in human clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2016 03:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain plaque inhibitor is now being tested in larger studies for efficacy against the neurodegenerative disease.

Brain-scanning helmet will allow brains to be studied on the go

Posted in Hardware on 6th Nov, 2016 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology will allow for investigations to be carried out into people with exceptional talents and also those with degenerative brain disorders.

Neuroscience review reframes 'mind-wandering' and mental illness

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Mind-wandering is not far from creative thinking.

fMRI Brain scan better than polygraph test in spotting lies

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2016 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
When someone is lying, areas of the brain linked to decision-making are activated, which lights up on an fMRI scan for experts to see.

A research Team Think They Have Found the Physical Location of Consciousness

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2016 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A team may have figured out its physical origins of consciousness in the brain, after pinpointing a network of three specific regions.

Manipulating One Brain Protein Could Allow Us to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Most research on Alzheimer's is around beta-amyloid in the brain that's suspected of causing plaques associated with the disease.

Tracking large neural networks in the brain by making neurons glow

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to glow in the dark, giving scientists a new tool to track what’s happening in the brain.

Lack of sleep may disrupt development of a child's brain

Posted in Science on 4th Dec, 2016 11:25 AM
by AlexMuller
New brain scans reveal sleep deprivation damages children's brains more than previously thought.

MRI scans reveal Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2016 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to playing a musical instrument.

Brain's party noise filter revealed by recordings

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Direct recordings have revealed what is happening in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy room.

Researchers Map How the Brain Processes Faces From Sight to Recognition

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2016 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
How does the brain recognise familiar faces with efficiency and ease despite extensive variation in how they appear?

Immune cells in covering of brain discovered; may play critical role in battling neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By harnessing the power of cells, known as type 2 innate lymphocytes, doctors may be able to develop treatments for neurological diseases.

MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI without chemical or radioactive labels

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Heart mechanical contractions recorded in MRI machine for first time; hope to monitor neurotransmitters at 100 times lower levels.

Adult Brains Are Built To Recognise Faces Better Than Kids' Brains

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have generally thought that babies are born with more tissue than their brains need, and that the body slowly dumps some of it as the brain develops.

Glia, not neurons, are most affected by brain aging

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2017 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The difference between an old brain and a young brain isn't so much the number of neurons but the presence and function of supporting cells called glia.

Neuroscientists discover that disorganized brain waves are needed for human memory

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Brain waves, or oscillations, are the brain’s way of organising activity and are known to be important to learning, memory, and thinking.

Magnetic brain stimulation improves a precise type of memory

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2017 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation could help people with brain injuries or dementia.

Personality linked to 'differences in brain structure'

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2017 03:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Our personality traits are linked to differences in the thickness and volume of various parts of our brains, an international study has suggested.

The Cognitive Benefits of Smart Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2017 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Some nootropics can have a very beneficial impact on mental and physical functionality.

Bilingual people may have an edge against Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jan, 2017 04:44 PM
by AlexMuller
People who speak two or more languages appear to weather the ravages of Alzheimer's disease better than people who have only mastered one language.

Device reads brain activity to help locked-in people communicate

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2017 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
It can tell whether a completely paralyzed person is thinking “yes” or “no”

Mentally stimulating activities after age 70 associated with lower new cognitive-impairment risk

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2017 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
For cognitively normal people 70 or older, the risk of new-onset mild cognitive impairment decreased by 30 percent with computer use.

Brain imaging shows benefits of a good nights' sleep

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2017 05:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Sleep plays an integral role in our ability to learn new things.

Long-lasting mental health isn’t normal

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2017 09:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Most people have at least one bout of depression, anxiety or other disorder, study suggests.

Brain science startup NeuroQore hopes its magnets will cure depression and anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2017 08:50 PM
by Alex Muller
NeuroQore wants to shoot magnetic pulses into your brain to try to treat mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2017 10:09 AM
by Alex Muller
Preclinical study suggests a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Autism may be detectable in the brain long before the symptoms appear

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists.

Elon Musk: Our Future Is Only Fruitful If We Connect Our Brains With Machines

Posted in Hardware on 17th Feb, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
“I think we’ll end up doing universal basic income. It’s going to be necessary,” he suggested.

Brain network connections may underlie social behavior linked to autism

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Multicenter research effort may help identify autism risk earlier in life.

Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2017 10:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly creative people apart.

Hair thin fibers were used for two way optical, electrical and chemical signaling within the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2017 04:54 PM
by Alex Muller
The new approach could provide way to learn about the functions and interconnections of different brain regions.

Brain-computer interface allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2017 04:51 PM
by Alex Muller
3 participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.

AI can predict autism through babies' brain scans

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2017 01:49 AM
by Alex Muller
It could lead to an earlier, more accurate diagnosis.

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2017 07:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'It can deliver the virus [containing the opsins] straight to the cell, and then stimulate the response and record the activity'

IU study finds caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2017 11:56 PM
by Alex Muller
New analysis reveals 24 compounds that can help reduce impact of harmful proteins in the brain.

Human brain scanning used to correct robot mistakes

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2017 07:50 PM
by Alex Muller
A new system from CSAIL uses EEG brain signals to detect if a person notices robots making a mistake.

Brain activity appears to continue after people are dead, according to new study

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2017 07:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The research could have huge medical and ethical implications for things such as organ donation.

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2017 11:30 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works, and could lead to new approaches for treating disorders and for developing computers.

As Moore's law ends, brain-like computers begin

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
For five decades, Moore's law held up pretty well: Roughly every two years, the number of transistors one could fit on a chip doubled, all while costs steadily declined.

Transcranial alternating current stimulation used to boost working memory

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2017 07:24 PM
by Alex Muller
The hope is that the approach could be used to bypass damaged areas of the brain and relay signals in people with brain injury.

Several tech billionaires are openly or secretely funding mind computer interfacing projects

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2017 07:37 AM
by Alex Muller
DARPA says it is close to announcing $60 million in contracts under a program to create a “high-fidelity” brain interface.

Accelerated brain aging may be in your genes

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2017 09:58 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that accelerates aging in elderly brains.

Vitamin D linked to autism prevention

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Vitamin D plays important role in the development, and prevention, of autism, researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ have found.

A brain-computer interface for controlling VR with your mind

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:29 PM
by Alex Muller
The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.

Musk launches company to pursue 'neural lace' brain-interface technology

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2017 02:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Neural lace would help prevent humans from becoming 'house cats' to AI, he suggests.

Ketamine depression treatment 'should be rolled out'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2017 09:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Doctors trialling the use of ketamine to treat depression are calling for the treatment to be rolled out.

Study shows short- and long-term memories form simultaneously

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2017 01:59 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could revolutionize our understanding of how memories form in the brain.

Brain stimulation influences honest behavior

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2017 01:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest.

Nanoparticle research tested in locusts focuses on new drug-delivery method

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2017 03:00 PM
by Alex Muller
Delivering life-saving drugs directly to the brain in a safe and effective way is a challenge for medical providers.

Neuron-recording nanowires could help screen drugs for neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2017 04:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Ultimate goal is a neural-lace-like device that can be implanted in the brain to bridge or repair networks.

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains.

Anti-dementia drugs will soon start clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Apr, 2017 03:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Many neurodegenerative diseases involve the production of faulty proteins.

Scientists think Facebook and Elon Musk are way too optimistic about mind-reading tech

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Ambitious promises this month about how fast their new research projects into human telepathy could yield big scientific breakthroughs.

Software firms are actively seeking 'neurodiverse' employees

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2017 05:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Everyone’s brain operates differently, and these companies hope to leverage the strengths in those differences to improve the software development process.

Cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2017 01:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year.

Clinical Review: Psilocybin therapy could be significantly better than current psychiatric treatments

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in magic mushrooms.

Researchers Are Using Stem Cell Tech to End Neurological Disorders

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2017 04:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have constructed a laboratory model for a unique neurological disorder by transforming patients' own cells using stem cell technology.

Elon Musk's Neural Lace Could be an Injectable Thinking Cap

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2017 03:57 PM
by Alex Muller
But who will be the first to try it?

In 'Enormous Success,' Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2017 03:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence in nearly 80,000 people.

Too Much Sleep Could Signal Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
More than nine hours a night might spell trouble for the elderly, say medical school researchers.

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