Aaron Hernandez"s Brain Will Be Studied for CTE

The brain of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez will be donated to an academic center that studies a brain disorder linked to playing football......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceApr 21st, 2017

Scanning your brain can predict what will happen in the future

Can neuroforecasting predict the next election result or market crash? Analysing activity in a part of our brain can predict things that haven’t happened yet.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News16 hr. 39 min. ago

Google Fellow: Neural Nets Need Optimized Hardware

Jeff Dean, leader of the Google Brain project, told an audience at the Hot Chips conference that neural networks need specialized computers to perform a small handful of specific operations that make up the vast majority of machine learning models......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

The Obsession with New Things Is Burdening Our Brain

The Obsession with New Things Is Burdening Our Brain.....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2017

Memories of Fear Could Be Permanently Erased, Study Shows

A new study unpicks why certain sounds can stir alarming memories, and reveals a new approach to wiping such memories from the brain. The Guardian reports: Published in the journal Neuron by Cho and his colleague Woong Bin Kim, the research reveals h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Good news, wannabe supervillains! Mind control is possible with magnetism

Scientists have demonstrated that it's possible to use magnetism to control the movement of mice. The research could help scientists better understand how the brain processes information. The post Good news, wannabe supervillains! Mind control is pos.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

New Material to Help Repair Brain Tissue Damaged by Stroke

One of the reasons why strokes are so devastating is that brain tissue does not exhibit the same healing mechanisms as other tissues that repair themselves quickly. Integrin proteins are responsible for some of the healing processes, including getti.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Stimulating the Brain with Magnetic Fields Can Control Movement

Scientists have developed a method to stimulate small clusters of brain cells using magnetic fields. Using this technique, they were able to control movement in mice. Understanding how the brain works is an ongoing effort, with a huge number of resea.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Mind-reading computer moves closer to reality

Computer scientists are developing a mind-reading computer that deciphers symbols that people have looked at.The device accurately replicates shapes seen. The computer scans brain activity, then successfully redraws those numerals and symbols, say.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  networkworldRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

A Glimpse Into The Visionary Brain Of Design Hero Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass, father of Memphis, drew his autobiography in a sketchbook–and it’s a trip. Italy has no shortage of design legends, but one in particular has been hogging the spotlight recently: Ettore Sottsass. The architect a.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

What Are The Limits of Tolerance?

I’ve had an emotionally challenging morning so far. I woke up too early and was deeply agitated. I tried to get rolling, couldn’t, and went back to bed. But I wasn’t able to fall asleep and my brain kept cycling on all the politica.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Star Wars #34 Review

It's a double blast from Han Solo's past as Sana Starros and Lando Calrissian take the spotlight in Marvel's Star Wars saga. It seems that Jason Aaron is ending his Star Wars run with a series of standalone, one-shot stories spotlighting the va.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia, "brain-eating" amoeba infections

Researchers have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible for giardia infections and an amoeba that causes an.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development

After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a team of scientists examined the maturation of astrocytes in 3-D structures gr.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain -- and control body movements

Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities -- an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurol.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Popular immunotherapy target turns out to have a surprising buddy

The majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now suddenly also a potential therapeutic target......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Why teens take risks: It"s not a deficit in brain development

A popular theory in neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers' seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensive literature review finds that much of the evidence for that theory misinterprets adol.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Paul Allen"s AI Unit Doubles Down on Startup Support

Paul Allen's artificial-intelligence research outfit is opening its doors to a handful of startups, dangling $250,000 in funding and the promise of opportunities to draw on the human brain power of its in-house Ph.D.s. The Allen Institute for Artifi.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants" cerebellum

Premature birth, which affects one in 10 US babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team of researchers reports......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area

A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region of the brain important for processing emotional mem.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Surgeons study "awake aneurysm surgery" for better outcomes

Researchers are encouraged by study results that they hope can reduce the risks associated with brain surgery for aneurysm where the patient is awake......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017