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Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?

Transcranial electrical stimulation is increasingly being used to boost creativity. A new article reviews the ethical, legal, and social implications …

The Brain

Study Connects Sleep Apnea with Multiple Psychiatric Disorders in Men

Text size: research<p>Sleep Condition Is More Likely in Male Military Veterans Who Have Both PTSD, Mood Disorders<p>Sept. 20, 2018<p>Male military veterans …

Sleep Apnea

Wiping Out the Brain’s Retired Cells Prevents a Hallmark of Alzheimer's

A study in mice hints at a new approach for thwarting neurodegenerative diseases—but many questions remain.<p>In 2016, Darren Baker and Jan van Deursen from the Mayo Clinic announced that they had discovered a new way to prolong the life of mice: They cleansed the rodents of retired cells.<p>Over time, …

Alzheimer's Disease

New brain research suggests that schizophrenia is an extreme version of a common personality type

<b>Shared thinking patterns</b><p>People’s personalities vary in many ways and this variation can be measured using questionnaires. Similarly to how some …

Mental Disorders

MS: Is a 'rogue' brain and lymph node interaction to blame?

The causes behind multiple sclerosis, a progressive neurological condition, are unknown. However, a new study has uncovered a key starting point: a …

Immune System

Epigenetics: The Brain-Booster You've Never Heard Of

The emerging science of epigenetics describes the way our lifestyle and environment influence our gene expression over time. This growing field of research is a hot topic right now because it has radically altered our preconceived views on the nature-nurture debate. The new and evolving science …

Epigenetics

Neurons absorb and release water when firing, NIH study suggests

Media Advisory<p>Thursday, September 13, 2018<p>Findings in rat cell cultures could lead to new method for tracking communications throughout the brain.<p>What<p>…

Medicine

HP launches Metal Jet 3D printing technology for mass production

Desktop Metal might have set the ball rolling back in 2017, but it seems HP is getting very serious about 3D metal printing at industrial volumes and …

GKN

This advanced neural network can explain its thought process (finally)

BLACK BOXES<p>The type of artificial intelligence known as a neural network can be trained to complete tasks once thought to be exclusive to humans, …

Artificial Intelligence

One of the Most Famous Degenerative Diseases Affects the Brain in Previously Unknown Ways

An incurable affliction that gradually destroys a person’s ability to walk, speak, and eventually breathe can also deteriorate the mind, new research …

Cognitive Impairment

Trauma can change brain chemistry, expert says

Kim Barthel recalled the first time she met Theo Fleury, the former NHL hockey player who revealed he had been sexually abused by his junior hockey …

The Brain

Lifting the lid on the unconscious

Almost all the brain’s activity happens below the level of consciousness. Your unconscious has many vital functions – from controlling breathing to …

Consciousness

Robo-trousers to give elderly bionic strength designed by British scientists

Robo-trousers which help people stand up, walk upstairs and get out-and-about without wheelchairs, are being designed by British scientists in a government-funded scheme to help the elderly and disabled stay mobile.<p>The University of Bristol is developing ‘smart trousers’ with artificial muscles …

Living Rooms

Scientists find cells in hippocampus linked to bravery and anxiety

Scientists have identified cells in the hippocampus that may be responsible for the degree of bravery exhibited by an individual, according to a new …

Neuroscience

Brain Data Could Read Moods, Potentially Treat Depression

Study uses experimental software to decode variations in mood<p>Can mood be decoded from brain data?<p>A group of researchers reported Monday that experimental software trained on recordings from seven patients with brain implants can decode variations in mood. Many brain regions underpin emotions and …

The Brain

A neuroscientist explains how religious fundamentalism hijacks the brain

It is not accurate to call religious fundamentalism a disease, because that term refers to a pathology that physically attacks the biology of a …

Ideology

Brain Cancer's 'Immortality Switch' Turned Off with CRISPR

Many cancer cells can divide indefinitely by flicking on an "immortality switch," a trick most other cell types can't perform. Now, researchers have …

Cancer Cells

Photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light

Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold …

Artificial synaptic device simulates the function of the human brain

A research team led by Director Myoung-Jae Lee from the Intelligent Devices and Systems Research Group at DGIST has succeeded in developing an …

Artificial Intelligence

Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use Strongly Associated With Race, Study Finds

Whiteness is a more significant factor than insomnia, doctors find.<p>When we think of someone who takes a lot of Xanax, Valium, or Klonopin, we may …

Pharma

We’ve cracked the brain’s emotion code and it may help depression

Patterns of electrical brain activity have been used for the first time to tell when people are sad, happy or depressed. It’s a first step towards …

Depression

Amazing New Brain Map of Every Synapse Points to the Roots of Thinking

Imagine a map of every single star in an entire galaxy. A map so detailed that it lays out what each star looks like, what they’re made of, and how …

For BigRep, the future of 3D printing and manufacturing is now

Three-dimensional printing has long been billed as the next revolution in manufacturing. But for one Berlin-based start-up, that revolution is taking …

Prototyping

Scientists Have Detected an Entirely New Visual Phenomenon in The Human Eye

We can see more than we thought.<p>New research suggests the human eye and brain are capable of seeing ghosted images, a new type of visual phenomenon …

Albert Einstein

The truth about intelligence: What makes someone smarter than others?

One reason people may find discussing intelligence uncomfortable is the belief that it is something you are born with and so you can do nothing to …

Brain images display the beauty and complexity of consciousness

THIS is what consciousness looks like – but these aren’t brain scans. Neuroscientist-turned-artist Greg Dunn created the art, aided by artist and …

Drawing

It’s Now Possible to Telepathically Communicate with a Drone Swarm

A person with a brain chip can now pilot a swarm of drones — or even advanced fighter jets, thanks to research funded by the U.S. military's Defense …

Drones

New multiple sclerosis culprit identified

It is still unclear what causes multiple sclerosis, but new research closes in on the faulty immune system mechanisms involved in the development of …

Multiple Sclerosis

WATCH: Can You Affect Another Person's Behavior With Your Thoughts?

Do you think that the private thoughts in your head could influence how other people — or creatures — act? The answer is "Of course not," right? Because to say yes would be to admit you believe in mind control or telekinesis or some other phenomenon usually reserved for superhero comic books.<p>But …

How the Brain Forgets on Purpose

<i>Summary: Researchers implicate the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in in our ability to actively forget a memory.</i><p>Source:</b> …

Neuroscience