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AI just learned how to boost the brain’s memory

February 16th, 2018 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

By triggering precisely timed pulses of electricity to the brain, researchers can essentially use one black box to unlock the potential of another.



Will we ever be able to upload a mind to a new body?

February 12th, 2018 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

In Altered Carbon, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human consciousness has been digitized, and can be moved between bodies—both real and synthetic.



Researchers have linked a human brain to the internet for the first time

November 4th, 2017 at 9:23 am » Comments Off

A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering.



DARPA scientists unveil brain device that boosts learning by 40 percent

November 2nd, 2017 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

A brain device that can increase learning by up to 40 percent has been revealed by scientists funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). While the device was originally tested on macaques, researchers said it could be a cheap and non-invasive way of “altering functional connectivity in humans” in the future.



DARPA’s new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

October 28th, 2017 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

An international team of scientists has created a non-invasive device that stimulates the brain to improve cognitive function. In tests on macaques, it reportedly increased the monkeys’ learning speed by 40 percent.



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