Sending messages to other people using our cell phones is pretty convenient method, but wouldn’t it be a lot easier to just think messages to them? Telepathy is still relegated to the realm of science fiction, but an international team of researchers have gotten one step closer to making it a reality. Using transcranial magnetic […]
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The new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) (pronounced “electrics”) DARPA program aims to develop new high-precision, minimally invasive technologies for modulating nerve circuits to restore and maintain human health, initiated in support of the President’s brain initiative.
“Now we can go inside the brain and change the way the mice reacts to a memory.” Memories can be good, bad, or neutral. And now, they can be changed from good to bad, and vice versa, from within the brain—in genetically engineered mice, at least.
Brain-operated bionic hand. We are living in a time where the concept of robotic healthcare isn’t as foreign as it might seem. In regard to healthcare, the surge of innovation is supported by a strong attention to the world of technology and robotics. The evolution of the healthcare market is astonishing. We are becoming more […]
It wouldn’t be surprising if the 21st century became known for its expanded understanding of the human brain. From magnetic scans that pinpoint different brain regions to the discovery and treatment of neurological disorders, scientists have demonstrated that the brain is a highly plastic organ capable of learning new things well into the later stages […]
Manipulations of a neurotransmitter could give criminals more prison time within a shorter-length sentence. Oxford University’s Rebecca Roache has some thoughts about how we could treat our criminals differently. She envisions a future where we can use chemicals to manipulate an inmates sense of time. Through these chemicals, a criminal could be made to feel […]
IBM’s new processor, TrueNorth. Scientists have developed a new kind of computer chip that was inspired by the architecture of the brain. The chip uses no more power than a hearing aid and may eventually excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers.
We are heading down a path that will allow us to supercharge the brain. You might be able to enter a flow state that allows you to learn a new skill twice as fast, solve problems that have mystified you for hours, or even win a sharpshooting competition with just a jolt of electricity. […]
If addictive behaviors rewire the brain, the challenge is to erase these patterns of behavior. Addictive substances are known to rewire the brain, but addictive behaviors do as well, according to a new article published in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews. It’s not just what is consumed, but what is experienced that can make the brain crave […]
Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]