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Artificial Neurons Can Communicate in the Same Way as Human Neurons

<b>Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain</b> …

Neuroscience

Here's What Scientists Think Video Games Are Actually Doing To Our Brains

Are video games and other screen technologies "rewiring" people's brains, as media reports suggest? We asked five psychologists and neurologists.<p>If you read the newspapers, you may get the impression that video games and other forms of digital technology are damaging our brains. They cause …

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

Quit Today, Right Now

It almost exploded. All over the neurologist’s office in Hinkle Fieldhouse in the middle of America. I almost lost my brain.<p>I was born and raised in the Midwest. If you had any athletic ability, you played sports. Sports was a thing. Culture revolved around it. Sports was the culture, actually.<p>I …

Scientists Inject ‘Cyborg Tissue’ Into the Brain and It Left Their Colleagues ‘With Our Jaws Dropping’

So-called futurist Ray Kurzweil has predicted that in the not so distant future humans will be augmenting their minds with technology that’s even smarter than them. Well, it appears that some scientists are making headway into how that technology could be inserted into our brains someday.<p>Photo …

Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil

Science fiction has a long tradition of pitting artificial intelligence (AI) against humanity in a struggle for dominance.<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google's …

Singularity

Team discovers stem cells that make new neurons

Researchers have identified two types of stem cells in the hippocampus, a region of the brain crucial for learning and memory.<p>Dhanisha Jhaveri, lead …

Neuroscience

It’s not a stream of consciousness, its a rhythm.

In the NYTimes Gray Matter series Gregory Hickok gives an exegesis on the implications of his Psychological Science paper "The Rhythm of Perception." …

Brainwaves

How Julian Jaynes’ famous 1970s theory about consciousness is faring in the neuroscience age.

Hartwig HKD (CC BY-ND 2.0)<p>Julian Jaynes, author of <i>The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind,</i> is well known for his …

Study Uncovers Link Between Blood Type And Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Many factors impact brain health, from genetics to sleep quality. And now a new landmark study has found that blood type also may affect cognitive function as we age.<p>Indeed, researchers at the University of Sheffield in England found that those with an O blood type have more gray matter in their …

What the latest brain science tells us about 'working smarter'

<b>Dear Annie:</b> Can you explain the expression “work smarter, not harder”? My boss is constantly telling us to “work smarter” but she gives us no …

A Neuroscience Experiment You Can Perform On Yourself With Just A Mirror

There are lots of DIY scientific experiments you can put to the test, without needing so much as a lab protocol. Not all of them are just kitchen …

Neurology

Thync Mood-Altering Headset Launches For $299 (video)

Thync has this week launched their new mood-altering headset for $299, offering users a way to tap into calm or energy on demand, says Thync.<p>The …

Engineering the End of Aging

A new drug that promises to stop muscles and brains from getting old.<p>From the basement of a University of California-Berkeley building, Irina Conboy has been fighting back Father Time.<p>For over a decade, Conboy and her colleagues at UC Berkeley have been searching for ways to slow down or even …

conboy

Here's What Zapping Your Brain with Electricity Feels Like

NEW YORK — The first thing I noticed was the stinging, as if a fire ant were attacking my right temple.<p>But this was no fire ant — it was current …

The Brain

Bionic Brain? Scientists Develop Memory Cells That Mimic Human Brain Processes

True artificial intelligence is on the horizon, it seems. <b>Human brain cells, memory cells to be exact, are being tweaked and improved to create an</b> …

Great tech innovators: Ray Kurzweil

• Age: 67<br>• Company: Google<br>• Best known for: Future tech, AI, singularity, inventions<br>• Quote: "The power of ideas to transform the world is itself …

Singularity

Solution to Fermi Paradox

<b>The Second Intelligent Species</b> <b><br>How Humans Will Become as<br>Irrelevant as Cockroaches</b><p><b>Chapter 10 - Why aren't there any Extraterrestrials?<br>(Solution to</b> …

"Super-Turing" AI gets development funding

By onApril 3, 2012 in News, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence<p>University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist Hava Siegelmann has received …

Google's genius futurist has one theory that he says will rule the future — and it's a little terrifying

But, to paraphrase fellow futurist Peter Diamandis, Kurzweil's brilliance isn't in the predictions themselves.<p>It's in what the predictions represent — Kurzweil's core thesis, a little thing called <b>"the Law of Accelerating Returns."</b><p>It states that "fundamental measures of information technology follow …