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Good storytelling – why your brain loves it

November 13th, 2014 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

Paul J. Zak: It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat.  I know this to be true because instead of enjoying the movie myself, I am measuring the brain activity […]



Brainform will 3D print your brain

November 12th, 2014 at 12:54 pm » Comments Off

Brainform 3D printed brain. Brainform is New Zealand-based company that will print a high quality 3D model of your brain. The company’s mission is simply stated on its website: “We 3D print brains.”    



Genetically engineered humans could have IQ’s of 1,000

November 6th, 2014 at 2:39 pm » Comments Off

Tweaking our genomes we could make humans drastically smarter. Scientist Stephen Hsu’s theory is that genetically engineered human beings could have IQs of 1000 or higher. Hsu is something of a scientific polymath, who has done work pertaining to quantum physics, dark energy, finance, and information security, as well as genomics and bioinformatics, or the […]



Top 7 neuromyths that many teachers believe

November 2nd, 2014 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

About half of the educators surveyed believed that people only use 10% of their brains. Surveys of teachers in the UK, Turkey, Holland, Greece and China have revealed that many believe seven common myths about the brain, likely because the simple explanations are often attractive, even if totally wrong. The results of the surveys were […]



Neuroscientists discover on/off switch in the brain for deep sleep

October 20th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The parafacial zone (PZ) in the brain stem produces half of all the brain’s sleep-promoting activity. For the first time ever, neuroscientists have used an innovative new method to identify a circuit in the brain that promotes deep sleep, which reinvigorates the brain from its daily activities.    



Memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease reversed with lifestyle changes

October 13th, 2014 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

This is the first time researchers have been able to reverse the memory loss caused by the disease. The first time ever, huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease […]



Rewiring your brain to become fluent in math

October 11th, 2014 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Basic, deep-seated fluency in math and science—not just an “understanding,” is critical. By Barbara Oakley: I was a wayward kid who grew up on the literary side of life, treating math and science as if they were pustules from the plague. So it’s a little strange how I’ve ended up now—someone who dances daily with […]



Novel treatment may reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients

October 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

Nine out of ten patients with memory problems showed improvements with this novel multi-systems approach. A small exploratory study has found that memory loss in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may be reversed — and the improvement sustained — using a novel treatment approach.  



The 3 laws of transhumanism and artificial intelligence

October 7th, 2014 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence morality will be different from our human morality. By Zoltan Istvan: I recently gave a speech at the Artificial Intelligence and The Singularity Conference in Oakland, California. There was a great lineup of speakers, including AI experts Peter Voss and Monica Anderson, New York University professor Gary Marcus, sci-fi writer Nicole Sallak Anderson, and futurist […]



Computing’s Next Big Transformation – Semantic Intelligence

October 3rd, 2014 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: I had great difficulty completing this column. This is partly due to the complex nature of the technology and partly because its implications may indeed be so far reaching that I’ll sound over-reaching in describing it.    



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