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How neurotechnology uld help treat dyslexia

Posted on 12/28 01:04 in More | 0

As director at the Wyss Center, Donoghue works in the field of neurotechnology – brain computer interfaces.Cochlear implants, helping the deaf hear again, are a relatively common example, but Donoghue's work goes a lot further.

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The secret to learning is more low-tech than you think

Posted on 01/13 21:40 in More | 0

From helping humans live longer and hacking our performance, to repairing the body and understanding the brain, WIRED Health will hear from the innovators transforming this critical sector.Read all of our WIRED Health coverage here.

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Scientists nail down the network topology of the human circadian clock

Posted on 03/25 14:52 in Shows | 0

Our own circadian clock controls things as diverse and important as sleep, hunger, body temperature, hormone levels, and even cell cycles.The anatomical correlate of the circadian clock is in the SCN.

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Study: 30 years of data shows no link between cell phones and brain cancer ()

Posted on 04/17 17:42 in More | 0

There is no causal link between mobile phone use and brain cancer, a new epidemiological study by some of Australia's leading cancer specialists says.Led by Simon Chapman, emeritus professor public health at the University of Sydney's School of Public Health, the study looked for an association between data on 19,858 men and 14,222 women diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia between 1982 and 2012 and national mobile phone usage between 1987, when cellular phones were introduced to the country, and 2012.

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Scientists invent machine that can (sort of) read your mind

Posted on 06/20 22:46 in Shows | 0

Neuroscientists have devised a way for an fMRI to read a person’s mind… sort of.The process of recreating faces from brain activity started with a training phase.

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Neuroscientists just isolated the part of the brain that controls free will

Posted on 07/19 22:29 in Shows | 0

“How do we peek into people’s brains and find out how we make choices entirely on our own?” asked Susan Courtney, a professor of psychological and brain sciences and coauthor of the report.

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The Human Connectome Project zeroes in on the firmware of the brain

Posted on 07/27 20:19 in Shows | 0

As it turns out, the brain as computer analogy has its shortfalls.“The brain is not like a computer that can support any operating system and run any software,” says neuroscientist David Van Essen, Principal Investigator of the Human Connectome Project.

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Huge Pew study says human augmentation will be a hard sell, but it probably won’t be

Posted on 07/28 19:51 in Shows | 0

There are basically two arguments against non-medical human augmentation.The study focuses most powerfully on gene editing of babies and adults, upgraded synthetic blood, and intracranial brain implants for cognitive enhancement.

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This is your brain on physics: Scientists figure out how humans learn abstract concepts

Posted on 08/02 20:08 in Shows | 0

Scientists from CMU report that the brain handles scientific abstractions “using inherent, re-purposed brain systems,” according to Robert Mason, coauthor of their latest study.Then they fed those brain scans into a machine learning model, and found that the brain lit up in certain places in response to certain physics concepts, regardless of which person was doing the contemplating.

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Scientists isolate the brain’s ‘physics engine,’ could lead to faster, more agile robots

Posted on 08/08 22:21 in Shows | 0

Now, for the first time, Johns Hopkins scientists have located the part of the brain responsible for this basic, fundamental processing.These brain regions are also part of the multiple demand network, a widespread set of functional areas.

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People born blind do math with their visual cortex

Posted on 09/20 17:49 in Shows | 0

When blind people read Braille, for example, their visual cortex becomes active, and deaf cats repurpose some auditory cortex to visually locate things in 3D space.When researchers compared fMRI scans from 17 people blind since birth to those of 18 people born with sight, they observed both groups’ occipital cortex lighting up when parsing sentences describing math problems.

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Researchers find no evidence ‘brain training’ games offset aging, cognitive decline

Posted on 10/03 22:25 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, so-called “brain training” games from companies like Luminosity were all the rage.To date, only a handful of studies have actually attempted to answer whether ‘brain training’ can have an impact on real-world performance.

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Scientists develop a memristor that can be conditioned just like a real synapse

Posted on 10/05 17:31 in Shows | 0

The memristor is made of a silicon-oxygen-nitrogen material laced with clumps of silver nanoparticles at the electrical terminals.When current is applied across the memristor, the silver nanoparticles shuffle around within their parent oxynitride matrix, to line up within a lightning-bolt-like path of least electrical resistance.

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New probe measures electrical activity of hundreds of individual neurons in living brains

Posted on 10/25 19:01 in Shows | 0

To move beyond historically difficult and damaging methods of taking these readings, researchers from Caltech have demonstrated a minimally invasive probe for doing in vivo electrophysiology: real-time electrical recordings of living nerves in the brain.The probe can measure electrical activity in three dimensions, which could be a huge breakthrough for our understanding of cognition and neural activity.

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