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Transcranial magnetic stimulation, where magnetic pulses are delivered non-invasively through the skull to excite particular regions of the brain, is a promising technique with applications that could range from boosted memories to reduced food cravings. Now, scientists exploring its potential to tackle drug addiction have found that it can dampen brain activity in response to common trigg
Learning new things would be so much easier if we could just download them into our brains, like in The Matrix. Now, biologists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have pulled off something similar, effectively transferring a memory from a trained snail into the mind of an untrained one. The experiment could eventually lead to new treatments for restoring memory in Alzheime
As if the prospect of neurosurgery isn't daunting enough, the idea of having to remain awake for the procedure is enough to turn many Parkinson's disease sufferers off potentially life-changing deep brain stimulation surgery altogether. But now researchers at the Bionics Institute in Melbourne have discovered a unique brain signal that might allow electrodes to be inserted at the correct l
motion graphics displayed on 16 x 20 ft LED media screens in an attempt to demonstrate how the brain recalls memories. The post melting memories: large data sculptures show you the inner workings of the brain appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
In what they claim is a world-first, University of Adelaide researchers have created a fiber optic probe that can reach deep into the brain to capture images and measure temperature. It's been developed to learn more about hyperthermia associated with drug use, and may lead to new understanding of drug toxicology...Continue Reading Tiny probe sees inside the brain to take temperatureCategory:
New research suggests that prenatal exposure to antidepressants, primarily selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can significantly affect fetal brain development. The study, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, concludes these changes could raise the risk of the offspring developing depression during puberty...Continue Reading
A DARPA-funded study has raised the possibility of memory-enhancing brain prosthetics. Following animal research that had returned successful results, the new study was conducted on patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center who already had brain implants as part of epilepsy treatment, and they experienced marked improvements to both short- and long-term memory...Continue Reading Memory-b
The brain can be a tricky organ to monitor, but two new studies have demonstrated novel ways to peer inside. Stanford scientists have created what they call a "brain stethoscope" that translates brain waves into sound, allowing medical professionals to easy listen out for seizures that aren't accompanied by convulsions. And over at the University of Nottingham, another team has developed a we
The International Space Station (ISS) is about to get a strange new crew member. The Crew Interactive Mobile Companion – or CIMON for short – is described by Airbus as a kind of flying brain, and will assist with experiments during the upcoming Horizons mission...Continue Reading Flying brain is heading to the ISS to help out astronautsCategory: SpaceTags: Airbus Assistive Tech
Pain is an important biological mechanism. It tells us when something in our body is damaged, and forces us into inactivity so energy can be diverted to healing. But sometimes pain can be counter-effective, hindering a person's ability to actively help themselves, so the brain effectively "turns down" those pain signals so relief can be effectively found. New research has identified where in


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