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Scientists demonstrate direct brain-to-brain communication across 5,000 miles

September 11th, 2014 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

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 […]



DARPA ElectRx program explores new neuromodulation technology to help the body heal itself

September 9th, 2014 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

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.    



Scientists turn bad memories into good ones in mice

September 4th, 2014 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

“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.    



Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare

August 26th, 2014 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

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 […]



Will new technologies allow us to upgrade our brains in the not-so-distant future?

August 25th, 2014 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



Future biotechnology could make prisoners think they are in jail for 1,000 years

August 22nd, 2014 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



TrueNorth – A new computer chip that functions like the brain

August 14th, 2014 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

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.



Scientists are close to hacking the brain which will make us smarter and more productive

August 9th, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

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.   […]



Mindfulness can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse

August 7th, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

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 […]



You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

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 […]



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