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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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Scientists discover nature's algorithm for intelligence

Posted on 12/08 17:22 in Shows | 0

Throughout the ages, one old chestnut has stubbornly resisted yielding up its secret: the organizational principle behind the human brain.Joe Tsien, think they may be onto the answer with a recent paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

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Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression

Posted on 12/20 18:52 in Shows | 0

The study captured fMRI brain scans from more than a thousand participants, in order to answer a question: What’s different between the brains of healthy people and those with depression?The authors refer to the axes as a shared pathological core, by which we can understand the relationship between brain connectivity and the symptoms of depression.

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Brainstorming online soccer ball control -

Posted on 01/14 21:01 in More | 0

I'm developing an online soccer MOBA where upwards of ten players will be jockeying for a soccer ball.This journal is a brain dump to help me get a handle on the mechanics of managing a soccer ball in an online soccer game using Unity3D and the Photon network engine.

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The brains of astronauts change during spaceflight

Posted on 02/02 17:31 in Shows | 0

At the dawn of human spaceflight, we weren’t even sure people would be able to eat in space.Today, we’ve moved on to bigger questions like, “what happens to your brain in space?

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Scientists develop a robot capable of listening when told it's wrong, in real time

Posted on 03/13 16:12 in Shows | 0

Now a research team from Boston University and MIT’s CSAIL have successfully enabled Baxter to interpret and obey brain waves in real time.” Their setup gave Baxter a simple sorting task and a human judge wearing an EEG cap.

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Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum

Posted on 03/20 17:17 in Shows | 0

Scientists from Stanford have stumbled onto a new and different role for the cerebellum — and they found it while they were looking for something else entirely.Their target for observation was granule cells, which you can see lit up here in green.

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Elon Musk wants to implant an AI interface in your brain

Posted on 03/28 16:36 in Shows | 0

Toward that goal, and with a happy side effect of therapeutic benefits for certain brain disorders, Elon Musk has been funding a company called Neuralink that wants to implant an AI interface in your brain.It has to be stressed here that brain implants are not a casual undertaking.

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Breakthrough Stanford experiment shakes up our model of the brain's spatial orientation system

Posted on 04/06 18:38 in Shows | 0

Your brain has a built-in GPS system, with bespoke cells for speed, location, direction and more.Now a group of scientists from Stanford have further advanced our understanding of the brain’s spatial orientation system — by shaking up our models in a big way.

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