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Our canine friends are not as exceptionally intelligent as we think, according to a newly published study that sought to place the brain power of our canine companions in the context of other members of the animal kingdom. The research involved an examination of over 300 scientific papers that detailed the intelligence of dogs and other animal species, including wolves, chimpanzees, and bo
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
Although seizures can be controlled via pharmaceuticals, there are often some unpleasant side effects – plus the medications don't work on all people. According to new research, however, a soft and flexible neurotransmitter-dispensing brain implant may someday do a better job... Continue Reading Brain implant stops seizures in mice Category: Medical Tags: Brain Epilep
Back in February, the US Food and Drug Administration announced a new blood test that could be used to check patients for concussions. Now, Swiss scientists have developed a handheld device that can be used by laypeople to perform a similar test within minutes, on the spot... Continue Reading Compact device analyzes blood to detect brain injuries Category: Medical Tags: Blood
Over the last few years, a surge of brain-training apps have hit the market purported to do everything from improve memory to staving off the onset of age-related dementia, but outside of anecdotal reports, actual scientific evidence proving many of these claims has been hard to find. A new study from researchers at McGill University in association with commercial company Posit Science has
Major depression and sleep problems are fundamentally interlinked. A new study from a team of international researchers has now found a unique neurological mechanism that underlies this association offering new insights into how we can understand and hopefully treat major depression... Continue Reading Researchers discover novel brain mechanism connecting depression with bad sleep Categor
A new study from the University of Waterloo has revealed that cravings for high-calorie foods can be increased by suppressing activity in a part of the brain responsible for self-control. The research offers key insights into how neurocognitive mechanisms can be modulated to alter food consumption... Continue Reading Magnetic stimulation reveals how the brain controls food cravings Catego
A fascinating study from scientists at Rockefeller University has shed new light on a deep brain mechanism that can stimulate awareness and cognition. The research homes in on a collection of giant neurons in the brain that seem to be able to modulate stimulation of the entire central nervous system... Continue Reading How giant neurons in the brain stimulate consciousness, awareness and c
no astronaut will ever be alone in space again. The post the ‘flying brain’ AI assistant has successfully launched into space appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
designer behnaz farahi gives the display cabinet a brain that processes data at approximately 30 times a second, reacting according to the customers expression. The post adidas commissions designer to create display case with a brain to track consumers faces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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