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The Scientist Magazine - Life Sciences News and Articles

Covering the life sciences inside and out<p>With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the …


Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …


How Your Brain Wiring Drives Social Interactions

WASHINGTON — Humans and many other animals express a range of social behaviors, from cooperation to aggression. But as innate as these behaviors may …

The Brain

Algorithm better at diagnosing pneumonia than radiologists

Stanford researchers have developed a deep-learning algorithm that evaluates chest X-rays for signs of disease.<p>Stanford researchers have developed an …

Machine Learning

Billions of neuronal junctions make up new ‘synaptome’ map

Researchers have charted billions of synapses in the mouse brain and sorted them by type, according to unpublished findings presented today at the …


Brain Activity Buffers Against Worsening Anxiety

<i>Summary: It may be possible to buffer against developing depression and anxiety by boosting brain activity in areas associated with problem solving,</i> …

The Brain

Researchers Discover the Brain is Strobing, Not Constant

According to researchers, perception is cyclical. In a new study, researchers report that, much like visual perception, auditory perception and …


Faster big-data analysis

We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is “sparse.” Imagine, for instance, a massive table that mapped all of Amazon’s customers …

Deep Learning

Tego jeszcze nie by³o. Robot Boston Dynamics wykonuje efektowne salto w ty³

Najnowszy film od Boston Dynamics prezentuje dobrze ju¿ znanego humanoidalnego robota Atlas, który skacze na coraz wy¿sze stopnie, obraca siê na …

Genetic treatment for blindness may soon be reality

Patients who had lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease could see well enough to navigate a maze after being treated with a new gene …


Chiny pod³±cz± 1,3 miliarda ludzi i wielkie firmy do Matrixa. Prawdziwego. Niebieskiej pigu³ki nie bêdzie

My¶licie, ¿e przeczytali¶cie fragment ksi±¿ki science-fiction? ¯e to przypomina odcinek serialu "Black Mirror", o wiele mówi±cym tytule "Nosedive" …

Potential new autism drug shows promise in mice

NitroSynapsin is intended to restore an electrical signaling imbalance in the brain found in virtually all forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


China is opening a massive VR theme park next month

Clear your schedules and count up your vacation days, everyone: A massive virtual reality theme park is opening next month in Guiyang, China.<p>The park, called the East Valley of Science and Fantasy, was designed to be a science fiction world. The park site says it will include VR recreation halls, …

Walt Disney Company

Scientists just used a brain implant to improve human memory, and it could change everything

The human brain is truly a wonder, and nature has honed it to be an incredibly efficient tool for processing information and hanging on to things we …

The Brain

Visualizing Representations: Deep Learning and Human Beings

In a previous post, we explored techniques for visualizing high-dimensional data. Trying to visualize high dimensional data is, by itself, very …

Machine Learning
The Brain



A neural algorithm for a fundamental computing problem

Flies use an algorithmic neuronal strategy to sense and categorize odors. Dasgupta <i>et al.</i> applied insights from the fly system to come up with a …

Computer Science

Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods

Despite the central role of physics in quantum computing, until now, no problem of interest for physics researchers has been resolved by quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common in boys: In mice, the male brain is vulnerable and the female brain resilient to a genetic cause of autism

In mice, the male brain is vulnerable and the female brain resilient to a genetic cause of autism<p>Researchers have discovered sex differences in a …

The Brain

Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential

Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to …


Human brain recalls visual features in reverse order than it detects them: Study challenges traditional hierarchy of brain decoding; offers insight into how the brain makes perceptual judgements

Study challenges traditional hierarchy of brain decoding; offers insight into how the brain makes perceptual judgements<p>New research has contributed …

The Brain

'Mind-reading' brain-decoding tech

Researchers have demonstrated how to decode what the human brain is seeing by using artificial intelligence to interpret fMRI scans from people …

The Brain

Increased spontaneous MEG signal diversity for psychoactive doses of ketamine, LSD and psilocybin

Altmetric: 840<p>Citations: 7<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Michael M. Schartner<br>• , Robin L. Carhart-Harris<br>• , Adam B. Barrett<br>• , Anil K. Seth<br>• & Suresh D. …



Our interactive on-boarding module allows the user to quickly build a health profile and receive insights based on their data. The agent utilizes …

Data Management

Is your gut microbiome the key to health and happiness?

Research suggests the vast ecosystem of organisms that lives in our digestive systems might be as complex and influential as our genes in everything from mental health to athleticism and obesity. But is ‘poop doping’ really the way ahead?<p>John Cryan was originally trained as a neuroscientist to …