RoboRoach The minds behind Backyard Brains, a neurological education and outreach company, are bringing the first commercially available cyborgs to the general public. They landed on Kickstarter Monday, and they’re wooing support from Internet backers worldwide. (Videos)
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An elderly Chinese woman participates in a survey on dementia. China had more people living with Alzheimer’s disease than any other country in the world in 2010. They had twice as many cases of Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia as the World Health Organization thought.
Women who regularly consumed probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function. Researchers from UCLA now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. They found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and [...]
What makes us itch? Scientists now know the secret. In what will be a boon for millions of people with chronic itch conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, a small molecule released in the spinal cord has now been found to trigger a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.
In Upload, a new techno-thriller, a young computer scientist with a sketchy past and distrust of society decides to take the ultimate leap forward by scanning his brain and uploading his memories, personality and consciousness into a simulated world of his own making.
Electrical brain stimulation benefited subjects for months. A small laboratory study of university students has found that random electrical stimulation, a technique that applies a gentle current through the skull, leads to a long-lasting boost in the speed of mental calculations.
Men just don’t understand women. It’s an old cliché that men don’t understand women. Now, new research suggests men really do struggle to read women’s emotions — at least from their eyes.
Research has shown that the differences between the male and female visual cortex means that men and women literally see the world differently. From differences in sensitivity to color, patterns, and hue to being more or less sensitive to movement against a pattern, understanding and making use of these differences in visual processing is essential [...]
Scientists have used brain scans to decode imagery directly from the brain. Brain researchers can tell whom a person is thinking about by scanning the human brain. For the first time they have been able to identify what people are imagining from imaging technologies.
Scientists have long known that the young and old brains are very different. A single molecular switch, that when flipped, helps create the mature neuronal connections that allow the brain to bridge the gap between adolescent impressionability and adult stability.