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New discovery of vessels linking the brain to the immune system

August 14th, 2015 at 7:18 pm » Comments Off

New research has found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.  



Comparing brain vs deep learning and the computational complexity of these processes

August 3rd, 2015 at 8:30 pm » Comments Off

Tim Dettmers: In this blog post I will delve into the brain and explain its basic information processing machinery and compare it to deep learning. I do this by moving step-by-step along with the brains electrochemical and biological information processing pipeline and relating it directly to the architecture of convolutional nets. Thereby we will see that […]



Scientists grow human mini-brains that are giving big insights into autism

July 31st, 2015 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Scientists first grew mini-hearts in a lab. Then they 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level.



Curing blindness by healing eyes and brain together with gene therapy

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:35 pm » Comments Off

Reversing blindness, repairing damaged cells int he eye and also rearranges the brain to help process the new information with gene therapy.  



The future of therapy: DIY brain shocking?

July 21st, 2015 at 6:27 pm » Comments Off

Strapping electrodes to your head and running a small amount of electrical current through it can actually help your brain perform better, according to a growing body of scientific evidence.  



Spoken sentences can be reconstructed from brain activity patterns

June 17th, 2015 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

It is now possible to reconstruct spoken sentences from activity patterns of the human brain surface. “Brain to Text” combines knowledge from neuroscience, medicine and informatics.  



Digital tattoo for controlling devices with your mind

May 7th, 2015 at 1:26 pm » Comments Off

For around $120, anyone can can buy a headset that reads the electrical activity of their brain. It’s called an electroencephalogram, or EEG, a devise that reads the electrical activity of their brain, and you can use it to control devices with the power of your mind.  But there are some drawbacks:  they don’t work when the wearer is […]



MIT researchers reveal an interface that allows us to plug our brain into a computer

February 3rd, 2015 at 9:15 pm » Comments Off

MIT senior, Christina Tringides, holds a sample of the multifunction fiber. MIT researchers reveal an interface that could make plugging our brain into a computer a reality. Their system uses new fibers less than a width of a hair that could deliver optical signals and drugs directly into the brain, along with electrical readouts to continuously […]



Study finds nasal spray effective treatment for Alzheimer’s and memory loss

January 15th, 2015 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

Nasal spray could improve memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that an insulin nasal spray can improve cognitive function in those with Alzheimer’s disease and normal age-related memory problems. The study involved 60 adults who had normal age-related memory problems or mild to moderate Alzheimer’s (Claxton […]



How Virtual Reality can Help with Curing Alzheimers Disease

January 14th, 2015 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

90 year old grandmother tries Oculus Rift  Nearly 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It is a devastating disease that leaves individuals as shells of their former selves. For the millions of family members of those affected by the disease, one of the hardest things in dealing with the disease is empathizing with the […]



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