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Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories.<p>But the Pentagon is betting tens of millions of dollars that so-called neuroprosthetics will someday be used by victims of traumatic brain injuries and other conditions to …

The Brain

Mind Reading? Brain-to-Brain Message Sent From India to Paris

In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to send greetings to each other using only a digital connection linking their brains.<p>Using noninvasive means, researchers made brain recordings of a person in India thinking the words "hola" and "ciao," and …

The Brain

Study reveals new clues to help understand brain stimulation

Over the past several decades, brain stimulation has become an increasingly important treatment option for a number of psychiatric and neurological …

QUIZ: What mental disorder do you have?

There are many online quizzes that claim to tell you what mental disorder you have, but this one takes the issue seriously<p>You can’t move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of a far-fetched but strangely specific quiz that claims to reflect some …

Initiative: Scientists Control Mouse Behavior With On-Off Switch

The Brain

WhatsApp Rival WeChat Passes 355M Monthly Active Users

With 450 million active users each month and 1 million new sign-ups per day, WhatsApp is indeed the world’s most popular messaging app.<p>However, figures revealed today show that WeChat is catching up. WeChat’s parent company, Tencent, released its earnings report today revealing that the combined …

What Your Facebook Use Reveals About Your Personality And Your Self-Esteem

Every day when Facebook asks, “What’s on your mind?” around 400 million people respond with a status message. While some people take the opportunity to share about their latest meal, other people post photos or inspirational messages. Over the past few years, researchers have discovered the way …

The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram

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