Tag Archives: brain waves

Scans could catch benefits cheats

Source: Guardian Brain scans that test individual pain experience could be used to spot benefit cheats within 10 years, it has been claimed. Imaging and other aspects of neuroscience could also be used in future to assess the public risk … 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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Science decodes ‘internal voices’

Source: BBC News Researchers have demonstrated a striking method to reconstruct words, based on the brain waves of patients thinking of those words. The technique reported in PLoS Biology relies on gathering electrical signals directly from patients’ brains. Based on … Continue reading

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The Matrix reality: Scientists successfully implant artificial memory system

Source: Smart Planet It seems the sci-fi industry has done it again. Predictions made in novels like Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer back in the 1980s of neural implants linking our brains to machines have become a reality. Back then it … Continue reading

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Brain Waves Module 1: Neuroscience, society and policy

Source: Royal Society This publication is a collection of essays that together provide a primer of current developments in neuroscience and highlight interesting issues and questions for society and policy.  The essays, authored by leading experts in neuroscience, bioethics, and … Continue reading

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