Emily Ann Becker

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Neuroscientists speak out against brain game hype

Aging baby boomers and seniors would be better off going for a hike than sitting down in front of one of the many video games designed to aid the …

Google Glass goes to work

A nervous new doctor performing a procedure for the first time puts on a pair of Google Glass and scrubs in. From the moment she makes her first incision, a live video feed of the operation is streamed from her glasses to a surgeon outside the operating room who gives live feedback over …

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique

Henry Segerman and Saul Schleimer paint beautiful shadows based on the maths of stereographic projection, a method originally used by cartographers to map the Earth<p>Like a Halloween pumpkin, the hollow sphere casts a dramatic shadow across the room.<p>The curved lines on the spherical shell magically …

The Big Future: Can we build a better brain?

How will the future change the human brain? This week's <i>Big Future</i> takes a look at a new wave of neurological techniques that directly alter the brain's electrical patterns, correcting seizures and movement disorders. Some doctors are even experimenting with using it to treat depression. Could the …

Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

<i>By Nathan Collins</i><p>Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there's been slow progress in understanding the disease, and researchers still aren't exactly sure what causes it. Now, a small new study hints that subtle …

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

\<br>Pumpkin pie spice is a spice blend made with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. They’re the primary flavoring agents use in pumpkin pie – hence …

Presenting the Pumpkintini: A Tipsy Take on the Pumpkin Spice Latte

You know that fall is upon us when all of your different photo feeds gets flooded with photos of pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, even ones you mix up at home. The excitement is palpable… that spicy, comforting, creamy combo that wraps the spirit of Thanksgiving into a single sip. And it gives …

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread

I spent one summer in college working as a research tech in my developmental neuroscience lab with students from all over the country. One of the new …

Chocolate Boosts Memory, According To Science

These flavanols, found in virtually all plants, are part of a group of substances known as bioflavonoids. They were initially known as vitamin P and were first indentified by Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist, Dr Albert Szent-György.<p>To date, over 4,000 individual flavonoids have been …

Chocolate

KinectoTherapy - Making Rehabilitation Fun, Motivating and Rewarding

'Virtual reality hands' may help stroke survivors recover hand function

"Virtual reality hands"—controlled by stroke survivors' thoughts—could help them recover use of their hands and arms, according to a small study …