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We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as many as 11 dimensions. If you have a hard time wrapping your head around how those extra dimensions could possibly work, we've got news for you: your brain regularly makes use of these 11 dimensions to process information, according to a new stud
Oxytocin has long been called the love hormone, thanks to the warm and fuzzy feelings it creates in the brain. It also plays a key role in encouraging social bonding in humans and animals and it's an effective painkiller to boot, but the brain circuitry behind these effects is still being untangled. Now neuroscientists at Emory University have found the regions in brains of prairie voles resp
Although deep brain stimulation is effective at treating conditions such as Parkinson's disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and depression, there's a catch – it involves surgically placing electrodes inside the brain. Not only is the procedure complex and invasive, but there are also risks involved, plus only specially-trained surgeons can do it. Now, however, scientists have de
"You can see this as symbiosis -- computers learn from what people are doing and they do better," Center for Game Science director Dr. Zoran Popovic tells The New York Times about its new game Mozak. ...
    We recently covered Google’s RAISR technology, which aids in making low-resolution images higher-resolution while also eliminating artifacts and preserving details. Google Brain is up to something even more impressive, seemingly being capable of creating details that are arguably not even there. Using 8x8 source images, the Google Brain can formulate 32x32 imag
Amazon's cloud-based personal assistant, Alexa, usually calls the Echo speaker home, but she's been known to occasionally step into lamps and robots. Now she has another residence in Lenovo's Smart Assistant, a new Echo-like device that picks up voice commands and replies in kind. If better sound quality is your jam, there's a Harman Kardon speaker edition, and the company is also rolling out
As indicated by the name, video games are a very visual medium. But that hasn't stopped participants in a study at the University of Washington (UW) successfully playing through a game without ever actually looking at it, hearing it or using any of the standard five senses. Instead, they were guided through virtual mazes via direct brain stimulation, in a demonstration of technology that coul
Millennia-old religious faith and cutting-edge neuroscience seem an unlikely pairing, but by combining the two, researchers have uncovered new information about our brain's response to spiritual experiences. The team observed the brain's reward circuits in Mormons as they engaged in spiritual activities, finding that they activated reward regions in a very similar fashion to other stimuli lik
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and one of the leading causes of adult disability. The death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen can result in, amongst other things, problems speaking, understanding speech and paralysis. Rehabilitation is a long, often lifetime, process, but researchers have found a drug already used to treat
Rockefeller University researchers have taken neuroscience closer to achieving the current "holy grail" of brain science – the ability to look into a living brain and see all the neurons firing in real time, with the subject free to move around and perform tasks...Continue Reading Light sculpting technique records neurons firing inside a mouse's brainCategory: BiologyTags: Neurosc is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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