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The Age of Neuroelectronics

Source: Wireheading Every so often, when some new scientific paper is published or new experiment revealed, the press pronounces the creation of the first bionic man—part human, part machine. Science fiction, they say, has become scientific reality; the age of … Continue reading

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MIT creates glucose fuel cell to power implanted brain-computer interfaces

Sabastian Anthony Extreme Tech Neuroengineers at MIT have created a implantable fuel cell that generates electricity from the glucose present in the cerebrospinal fluid that flows around your brain and spinal cord. In theory, this fuel cell could eventually drive … Continue reading

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Pitt researchers link neural variability to short-term memory and decision making

B. Rose Huber EurekAlert A team of University of Pittsburgh mathematicians is using computational models to better understand how the structure of neural variability relates to such functions as short-term memory and decision making. In a paper published online April … Continue reading

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Brain ‘hyperconnectivity’ linked to depression

Sharon Jayson USA Today People with depression have hyperactive brain activity, according to a study published online today that offers new insight into the brain dysfunction that causes depression. Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles studied the functional connections … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in mind-reading technology

Source: SMH Scientists may one day be able to eavesdrop on our thoughts, after a major breakthrough which allowed researchers to decode brain activity. The finding could eventually allow neuroscientists to “hear” the thoughts of stroke sufferers or other patients … Continue reading

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Spotting Dyslexia Before a Child Starts School

Source: PR Newswire BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since developmental dyslexia responds to … Continue reading

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‘Downloading’ new skills into our brains like characters on The Matrix set to become a reality, say scientists

Source: Daily Mail Learning a martial art, how to fly a plane or how to speak a new language without even being awake is set to become a reality, say researchers. Scientists at Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories … Continue reading

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