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Resucitan a un virus de 30.000 años

<b>Un antiguo virus fue devuelto a la vida tras permanecer durmiente por al menos 30.000 años, aseguran los científicos responsables de revivirlo.</b><p>Fue hallado congelado en una capa profunda del permahielo siberiano, pero tras descongelarse se convirtió en infeccioso otra vez.<p>Los investigadores dicen …

«Mi hijo estuvo muerto 20 minutos. Me vi obligado a tomar decisiones drásticas»

Luis recuerda poco del día del accidente. Sin embargo, confiesa que cuando estuvo en estado de coma, sí escuchaba algunas conversaciones, pero sin …

Does being happy help you earn more?

An economist at the University of Western Sydney has analysed the effect of happiness on income inequality<p>Does being happy make you more likely to earn more? The answer is yes, according to one economist.<p>Professor Satya Paul, an economist at the University of Western Sydney, has analysed the effect …

Research Uncovers How And Where Imagination Occurs In The Brain

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination," Albert Einstein once said. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”<p>The elusive quality of mind has long been mused about by artists, philosophers and psychologists who have …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Grow a Brain, Already

How do you know that you aren’t just a brain in a vat of bubbling chemicals, hooked up to a virtual-reality simulator? Are your hands and feet real? And what about your spouse, your child, and your dog? Are they just figments of an imagination fed by a computer that simulates what it would be like …

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks<p>The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness …

For the first time, scientists can identify your emotions based on brain activity

The mind reading trick, done before with objects, is now plumbing the depths of human feeling<p>The field of neuroscience has been animated recently by the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI. When a person lies in an fMRI machine, scientists can see their brain activity in real …

Kids With Autism May Not Enjoy The Sound Of The Human Voice

All human voices, not just the annoying ones.<p>The causes, symptoms, and effects of autism are some of the most puzzling mysteries in all of psychology and neuroscience, but researchers at Stanford University may have connected a few of the dots. They dove deep into the brains (not literally) of a …

Out of sync with the world: Brain study shows body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level

Every cell in our bodies runs on a 24-hour clock, tuned to the night-day, light-dark cycles that have ruled us since the dawn of humanity. But new …

Research

Going Wireless and Restoring Memories: The Incredible Future of Brain Implants

Neuroprostheses are already bridging the divide between man and machine to treat diseases and allow paralyzed people to move prosthetic limbs. And the next generation of brain-machine interfaces will be even more incredible.<p><b>In some ways, the human brain isn't much</b> different from a computer. Both …

New 3D map of the human brain offers 50 times more detail than previous reconstructions

The inner workings of the human brain are still a fairly mysterious frontier despite all we've learned in recent decades, but a recently-completed initiative should provide a better map of what's inside our heads than anything we've seen thus far. According to <i>Nature</i>, scientists have successfully …

Unpleasant words and pictures make us move more slowly

In much the same way that an animal freezes or slows at the sight of a predator, humans are automatically slowed down when they see or read something …

The Problem with the Neuroscience Backlash

Aristotle thought that the function of the brain was to cool the blood. That seems ludicrous now; through neuroscience, we know more about the brain and how it works than ever before. But, over the past several years, enthusiasm has often outstripped the limits of what current science can really …

Your Brain Sees Even When You Don't

The unconscious processing abilities of the human brain are estimated at roughly 11 million pieces of information per second. Compare that to the estimate for conscious processing: about 40 pieces per second.*<p>Our conscious processing capacity isn’t insignificant, but clearly it’s just a retention …

There's a lot more to neuroscience than media 'neuromania'

Neuroscience gets a lot of press. Popular media outlets run the latest story of a brain scan that predicts your political leanings (but see a …

Human Head Transplants Are Getting Closer To Reality

I want *that* head on *that* body.<p>Complete head transplants are enormously complicated, requiring the reconnecting of literally millions of nerve fibers, not to mention bones and tissue. We're not really sure how any of this will work, but it looks like we're getting closer to a full …

Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function, …

How the brain creates the 'buzz' that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?<p>UCLA psychologists have taken a significant step toward …

Reading can help save your memory: It slows decline in brain power say scientists

• Reading or doing crosswords at any age could slow decline in brain power<br>• Study found decline is cut by 32% with frequent mental activity in later …

The Brain

Scientists Regrow Severed Spinal Cords In Rats

Neuroscientists surgically and chemically reconnect rats' severed spinal cords, recovering the rats' bladder control.<p>Scientists have found a way to reconnect severed spinal cords in rats, allowing them to regain bladder control--a major accomplishment that could one day help humans with similar …

Stanford's Artificial Neural Network Is The Biggest Ever

It's 6.5 times bigger than the network Google premiered last year, which has learned to recognize YouTube cats.<p>Last summer, in conjunction with Stanford researchers, Google[x], the R&D arm where ideas like Project Glass are born, built the world's largest artificial neural network designed to …

Why Do We Yawn and Why Is It Contagious?

Humans yawn from their earliest days–even babies still inside the womb can yawn. Photo by Flickr user Björn Rixman<p>Snakes and fish do it. Cats and …

Remembering to Forget

<b>New research suggests that it is possible to suppress emotional autobiographical memories. The study published this month by psychologists at the</b> …

Daydreaming simulated by computer model | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists have created a virtual model of the brain that daydreams like humans do.<p>Researchers created the computer model based on the dynamics of …

Atomic tests help prove that we grow new neurons in our brains

HOW WE DECIDE: mind-blowing neuroscience of decision-making

Jonah Lehrer's How We Decide is the latest in a series of popular neuroscience books (Brain Rules, Stumbling on Happiness, Mind Wide Open, The Brain …

Engineering the Human Brain

Wired’s piece, “The $1.3B Quest to Build a Supercomputer Replica of a Human Brain“, is a must-read — if you’re into big data, neuroscience, super …