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Building a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper

October 5th, 2018 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

UC San Diego researchers develop new protocol for creating human cortical organoids, mini-brains derived directly from primary cells that can be used to better explore and understand the real thing. Writing in the current online issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development , researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe […]



New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

September 23rd, 2018 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

  This image provided by Oxford VR in July 2018 shows a virtual reality viewpoint from a simulation designed to help people with a fear of heights. Virtual reality therapy can help patients by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. (Oxford […]



We compared the average IQ scores in all 50 states, and the results are eye-opening

June 18th, 2018 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

  Yes, the IQ test is controversial, but it’s one of the few consistent metrics we have. Here’s how the states compare. People are getting dumber, according to science. There are a lot of theories why IQ tests are falling. Some say it’s bad food, poor schools, or obscene amounts of screen time. Others suggest […]



IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

June 17th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

The research suggests that genes aren’t what’s driving the decline in IQ scores “It’s not that dumb people are having more kids than smart people,” researcher says (CNN) — IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says. The research suggests that genes […]



No more secrets! New mind-reading machine can translate your thoughts and display them as text INSTANTLY

April 4th, 2018 at 8:03 am » Comments Off

Researchers say they have developed a machine that can translate our thoughts The astonishing machine will analyse what you are thinking and display it as text Scientists hope that the machine can be used by people who are unable to speak



BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

March 6th, 2018 at 2:14 am » Comments Off

Israel-based BrainQ is a new neurotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies like Braintree founder Bryan Johnson’s Kernel and Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk’s Neuralink.



Where do you go when you die? The increasing signs that human consciousness remains after death

February 12th, 2018 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don’t breathe, our brains shut down—and that’s what divides the states we occupy from one moment (alive) to the next (dead).



DARPA scientists unveil brain device that boosts learning by 40 percent

November 2nd, 2017 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

A brain device that can increase learning by up to 40 percent has been revealed by scientists funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). While the device was originally tested on macaques, researchers said it could be a cheap and non-invasive way of “altering functional connectivity in humans” in the future.



DARPA’s new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

October 28th, 2017 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

An international team of scientists has created a non-invasive device that stimulates the brain to improve cognitive function. In tests on macaques, it reportedly increased the monkeys’ learning speed by 40 percent.



Sleep in 2050

August 25th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Zoltan Istvan stated that Transhumanism is an intellectual and international movement influenced by actual science and technology innovation much of it created by the under 40s who consist of: – life extensionists, tecno-optimists, Singularitarians, biohackers, roboticists, artificial intelligence proponents and futurists. (Istvan, Z. 2011. The Transhumanist Wager.)



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