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

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Neuroscientists have succeeded in creating 'ghosts' in the laboratory by tricking the brains of test subjects into feeling an unexpected 'presence' in the room.

Significant increase in major depression reported during recent recession

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in U.S. adults.

Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinsons Disease Patients

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinsons.

Alpha-rhythm brain stimulation shown to boost creativity

Posted in Medicine on 18th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

'Weve provided the first evidence that specifically enhancing alpha oscillations is a causal trigger of a specific and complex behavior, in this case, creativity.'

Gene study may explain why some remain quick thinkers

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests.