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Interconnected rats' brains create organic computer

Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, in particular, has been making strides with his research on the subject. His team recently created a "Brainet" or a network of interconnected brains …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

There May Be More Muslims Than Christians In The World By 2070, Pew Study Suggests

(RNS) Muslims will overtake Christians by the end of this century.<p>India, now mostly Hindu, will become the world’s largest Muslim country.<p>The numbers of people with no religious identity will soar in the United States and Europe, but the unaffiliated will lose worldwide market share as Christians …

Remote control of brain activity with heated nanoparticles

Two teams of scientists have developed new ways of stimulating neurons with nanoparticles, allowing them to activate brain cells remotely using light or magnetic fields. The new methods are quicker and far less invasive than other hi-tech methods available, so could be more suitable for potential …

Neurophilosophy

No More Physics And Maths, Finland to Stop Teaching Individual Subjects

The future is all about learning by topic, not subject.<p>Finland, one of the leading educational hotspots in the world, is embarking on one of the most …