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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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Brain study finds what eases pain of financial loss

Kate Kelland Reuters Financial market traders and keen gamblers take note. Scientists have found that a chemical in the region of the brain involved in sensory and reward systems is crucial to whether people simply brush off the pain of … Continue reading

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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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Russian research project offers ‘immortality’ to billionaires – by transplanting their brains into robot bodies

Refreshing News A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims … Continue reading

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Bees can ‘turn back time,’ reverse brain aging

Sandra Leander EurekAlert Brain function improvement related to change in social behavior. Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While … Continue reading

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The eyes reveal more than we might think — research findings from Psychological Science

Anna Mikulak EurekAlert Our eyes don’t just take in the world around us, they can also reflect our emotional state, influence our memories, and provide clues about the way we think. Here is some of the latest research from the … Continue reading

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Brain Food: Berries Can Slow Cognitive Decline

Alice Park Time Its spring, which means it’s the season for fresh, juicy berries. And that’s good news for your brain. Researchers report in the journal Annals of Neurology that women who ate berries more frequently over a period of … Continue reading

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Monkey See, Monkey Do. Monkey Read?

Erin Loury Science Now Monkeys banging on typewriters might never reproduce the works of Shakespeare, but they may be closer to reading Hamlet than we thought. Scientists have trained baboons to distinguish English words from similar-looking nonsense words by recognizing … Continue reading

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DNA Hackers: Synthetic biology weaponized virus, zero-day exploit to infect your brain?

Darlene Storm Computer World From the let’s get futuristically freaky department, future hacking crimes could take a decidedly sinister twist; not hacking to breach systems but brains, bodies and behaviors. This DNA hacking goes way beyond potentially using police bees … Continue reading

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Studies Point to Pesticide as a Culprit in Decline in Bee Populations

Carl Zimmer The Ledger Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides played a part, but to date their experiments have yielded … Continue reading

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