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Vivid Vision

The Hardware

What comes in the bundle?

A virtual reality head mounted display with high accuracy head tracking.
• Desktop computer for controlling and …

How I Explained My Son's Autism Diagnosis to Him

My youngest child and I finally had “the Talk.” I had recently sensed that it was imminent, I knew that it was crucial, and I also had conflicting …


The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Steven Keating’s doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future.

A scan of his brain eight years ago revealed a slight abnormality — nothing to worry about, he was told, but worth monitoring. And monitor he did, reading and studying about brain structure, function and wayward cells, …


Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research …

The Brain

Two Servings of Specific Vegetables Can Reduce Brain Age By 11 Years - PsyBlog

Just two daily servings of vital nutrients is enough to reduce brain age by 11 years.

Eating green leafy vegetables could reduce brain age by around …

The Brain

ECT Changes Areas of Brain Responsible for Memory, EmotionPsych Central News

Care for depression has always been complicated by the observation that some people respond to treatment while others do not.

Now, new research has …

The Brain

The Science of Creativity

I have a riddle for you: Everyone has some, but wants more, and some people think they have less than others do. What is it?I’ll give you a hint: …


Brain's 'gender' may be quite flexible: Mechanism that plays key role in sexual differentiation of brain

Mar. 31, 2015 — During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. But …

The Brain

Soon, wearables could make your brain happier and more productive

A growing number of neuro-stimulative products offer convincing control over performance ability and state of mind

In the past few years, products …

Life Sciences

New study investigates the link between family income and brain development

The study found that income was "nonlinearly associated" with brain surface area.

"While in no way implying that a child's socioeconomic circumstances …

The Brain

Autism Campaigner Kevin Healey is calling on the Goverment on World Autism Awareness week

The Two Mindsets and the Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Shane Parrish writes Farnam Street

Because your view of yourself can determine everything

Carol Dweck studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don’t) and what’s within our control to foster success.

As she describes it: “My work bridges developmental psychology, …


What neuroscience can teach leaders

Inspire your team to do great work with storytelling and a forward-looking mentality

LEADERSHIP is always about people, so being a leader is rarely …

Life Sciences

'Scientists find clues into cognitive dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome' | Medical Xpress | 31 March 2015

From Medical Xpress, 31 March 2015.

Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have identified a unique pattern of immune


From Neuroscience to Data Science

By Shiri Gaber — Data Scientist, EMC IT

Project: Root cause analysis of difference in support hours
ROI: Model suggests saving of 500-1,000 support

Life Sciences

Allen Institute for Brain Science leads project to reconstruct 3D neural images with supercomputers

When asked what the “BigNeuron” project is all about, Hanchuan Peng quickly stands up and moves toward the window. He points to different trees …


Seeing things the way they are

A few really disastrous mistakes have dominated Western philosophy for the past several centuries. The worst mistake of all is the idea that the …


My Brain Made Me Do It, But Does That Matter?

Your brain is still you. Andrew Mason, CC BYBy Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke UniversityImagine that Brian promises to drive you to the airport but …

The Brain

A way forward to solve the hard problem of consciousness

I participated in the Greenland consciousness cruise referred to in your article (The I in mind, 21 January). The majority of the participants were in the Daniel Dennett camp, according to which proper respect for science requires us to deny the very existence of consciousness. David Chalmers …


Shakespeare defined our concept of nothingness

"If it be nothing I shall not need spectacles"

Few things, to judge by his works, so fascinated William Shakespeare as the presence of absence: the lacuna where there ought to be abundance — of will, or judgment, or understanding. It looms large in the lives of many of his characters, so powerful in …

Cultivating positive emotions

Think of your mind, your emotions and your spirit as the ultimate garden. The way to ensure a bountiful, nourishing harvest is to plant seeds like …


The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.

Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …


Life, Animated

The story of yet another uplifting autism organization, rooted in affinities and the beautiful creations they engender, comes to us from a fellow …


Autism Speaks, But Does it Listen?

Autism Speaks has been talking for ten years now, without pausing to first listen in any meaningful way to #ActuallyAutistic people. The ongoing …

Developmental Disabilities

p>Four distinct cognitive modes emerge from how the top-brain and bottom-brain systems can interact. The degree to which each of the brain systems is used spans a continuum, ranging from highly...

Four distinct cognitive modes emerge from how the top-brain and bottom-brain systems can interact. The degree to which each of the brain systems is …

The Brain

Study Of More Than 3,500 Human Brains Reveals The Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease

After examining more than 3,500 donated brains, scientists have gathered evidence to suggest that a rogue protein, tau, which has long been suspected …

The Brain

What '60 Minutes' Got Right And Wrong On Duke's Polio Virus Trial Against Glioblastoma

An engineered version of the poliovirus has been in development for more than 20 years as a treatment for one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers, a brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme, abbreviated GBM. A human safety trial of the virus, called a Phase I study, is ongoing at Duke …


”Lightning bolts” in the brain show learning in action

The Brain

This Thursday is #Autism Awareness Day @autismspeaks