How brain architecture relates to consciousness and abstract thought

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Could lead to better ways to identify and treat brain diseases and to new learning AI systems.

Matrix-style memory prosthesis set to supercharge the human brain

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

Stress in older people increases risk for pre-Alzheimer's condition

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that elderly people will develop mild cognitive impairment, often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer's disease.

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

Posted in Games on 9th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that 3D video games can boost performance on memory tests by up to 12%.

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say.