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World first: bionic hand controlled by the mind - video

Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to be fitted with bionic hands that are able to be controlled by the mind. The men suffered severe injuries in vehicle and climbing accidents which damaged vital nerves and lead to hand amputations. Videos released by the Lancet medical journal …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Mind Reading? Brain-to-Brain Message Sent From India to Paris

In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to send greetings to each other using only a digital connection linking their brains.<p>Using noninvasive means, researchers made brain recordings of a person in India thinking the words "hola" and "ciao," and …

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

You Have Already Complied: RoboCop and the All-Too-Feasible Horror of Brain Hacking

In science fiction films, science tends to play the villain. Speculative theories and far-fetched technology wear the old black hat and outsize mustache, and tie us all kicking and screaming to the train tracks. These are adventure stories, ultimately, so why not set cloned dinosaurs and predatory …

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

<b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

I carry weight around the waist, but my BMI is normal. Should I worry?

<b>The question:</b> I've gained a little weight over the years, mostly around my waist. My wife affectionately tells me that I have a bowl full of jelly like Santa, but my BMI is normal. If my BMI is okay but I carry more weight around my waist, do I really need to worry?<p><b>The answer:</b> Like you, when most …

Epilepsy implant stops seizures instantly

A new medical device to treat epilepsy works like a cardiac defibrillator to detect and suppress seizures the instant they begin.<p>Clinical trials of …

Medical Technology

How to Treat Depression When Psychiatrists Are Scarce | WIRED

Mental health doesn’t even rate a mention in most policymakers’ lists of global health priorities. But mental illness and substance abuse disorders …

Hypnosis: You are getting sleepy ... and calm, and thin, and ...

Ever wonder why some people, even under adverse circumstances, set goals and achieve them effortlessly? Some of them, undoubtedly, are hard-wired to succeed. They just set themselves in a direction and their mind handles the rest.<p>But that ability is atypical; most of us, at one time or another, are …

Could a brain scan diagnose you as a psychopath?

Society is intrigued by psychopaths, at least from a distance. Hollywood paints them as powerful and emotionless predators – a small few who have embraced their inner dark passengers. Whether it is Gordon Gekko, Catherine Tramell, or Dexter Morgan, the mythology of the psychopath is …

How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory

The next treatment for trauma could be spotless minds.<p>Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they form memories that can shape (and damage) us for a lifetime. Now, a handful of studies have shown that we’re on the verge of erasing and even rewriting memories. The hope is that this research …

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s a question that’s perplexed …

Einstein May Have Had An Unusually Well-Connected Brain

A new study compares Einstein's corpus callosum with those of mere mortals.<p>More than half a century after his death, we're still searching for the secrets of Albert Einstein's genius. Almost immediately after he died in 1955, the famed physicist's brain was removed from his head, dissected and …

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 – as it happened

That's all for now<p>And there we have the 2013 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine. You can read Alok Jha's news piece summarising today's announcement here. And listen to my interview with Thomas Südhof here. Tomorrow it's time for the physics prize. Will Peter Higgs win for his famous boson? What …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Scientists Develop 3-D Video Game to Improve Brain Skills

According to a new study, multitasking can cause the brain to slow down in processing stimuli, such as car horns and traffic lights.<p>Scientists at the …

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

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 …

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

Stephen Hawking: brain could exist outside body

Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale.<p>Speaking at the premiere of a documentary film about his life, the theoretical physicist said: "I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

Where does imagination happen in our brains?

The answer, researchers suggest, lies in a widespread neural network – the brain’s “mental workspace” – that consciously manipulates images, symbols, …

How ‘slow-wave’ sleep helps us learn

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> Scientists have pinpointed the brainwave frequencies and brain region associated with sleep-enhanced learning of a finger-tapping task …

The Brain

3 Ways To Save Psychotherapy

People have been turning away from psychotherapy in favor of medication for years, despite the evidence that therapy works. Here are a few tips for improving the industry's image.<p>The subtle art of lying on a therapist's couch is in rapid decline. Psychotherapy, the traditional one-on-one weekly …