Neurology

What these optical illusions say about our brains

Kim Ransley and Alex O. Holcombenews.com.au<p><b>VISUAL illusions show us that we do not have direct access to reality. They can also provide an inkling of</b> …

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Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your …

Consciousness

This tiny microscope implanted in the brain could restore sight to the blind

Microscopes are incredibly powerful, but they aren’t always the best device to study, say, what’s happening within individual brain cells doing …

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This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

Circumventing your eyes entirely, this chip beams images from the world onto the brain to help restore sight<p>A team of university engineers has turned …

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Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

Brain-wide activity in a zebrafish when it sees and tries to pursue prey (credit: Ehud Isacoff lab/UC Berkeley)<p>Imagine replacing a damaged eye with a …

UC Berkeley

If You Don't Know Why Eye Contact Makes You Uncomfortable, This Is It

Direct eye contact opens a door to the person inside you -- without your permission.<p>We're told eye contact is essential for social skills, for nailing a presentation and for exuding confidence as a leader, especially in western cultures. But it's hard to deny there is something strangely …

The Brain

Imagine Being Able to Explore the Brain Like a Website

The human brain is smaller than most people imagine, it can be held in one hand and weighs about 3 pounds. However, the innocuous looking gray matter …

Neuroscience

Here’s Why Eye Contact Is So Awkward for Some People

Eye contact is one of those Goldilocks things: Too much, and people find you intense; too little, and people think you’re shifty. Getting it just …

Psychology

My déjà vu is so extreme I can’t tell what’s real anymore

<i>When a brain tumour left Pat Long with persistent déjà vu, he began to question the very nature of reality. Here, he tells his story for the first time.</i><p>One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I …

The Brain

Alan Alda Explains The 'Ice-Water Experiment' And How Messages Stick

Alan Alda is a seven-time Emmy Award winner best known for playing Hawkeye Pierce in the classic television show, M*A*S*H. Alda’s interest in science led him to host the award-winning PBS series <i>Scientific American Frontiers</i>. Eleven years of interviewing scientists on the program convinced Alda that …

Human brain structure inspires artificial intelligence

Scientists are looking at how the brain processes information, and how that can be used in AI<p>The human brain is the most powerful supercomputer on …

Artificial Intelligence

What Is The Iphone? - Motherboard

5947e4bd3a23c320a4966a31<p>https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/topic/what-is-the-iphone<p>What Is the …

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Blue Brain Project Discovers a Multi-Dimensional Universe in Human Brain

Blue Brain Team Discovers a Multi-Dimensional Universe in Brain Networks.<br>In a paper published on 12th of June, a team of scientists led by the Blue …

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The EU Human Brain Project Reboots but Supercomputing Still Needed

The often contentious, EU-funded Human Brain Project whose initial aim was fixed firmly on full-brain simulation is now in the midst of a reboot …

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For Alan Alda, the heart of good communication is connection

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b> Now a lesson in communication from an unlikely, but very familiar source.<p>It’s the latest addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf.<p>Jeffrey …

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The Human Brain Project Reboots: A Search Engine for the Brain Is in Sight

2. The Mechanics of the Mind<p>The human brain is smaller than you might expect: One of them, dripping with formaldehyde, fits in a single gloved hand …

The Brain

For Those With Autism, Eye Contact Isn't Just Weird, It's Distressing

"It burns."<p>For many people with autism, avoiding eye contact isn't a sign that they don't care – instead, it's a response to a deeply uncomfortable …

Autism

Watch the Human Brain Come to Life in This Stunning Piece of Art

Sometimes neuroscientist Greg Dunn finds his field tedious. Working at a lab bench can make you forget how beautifully ornate the human brain is, he …

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Neuroscience research suggests human brains think in 11 different dimensions

Why it matters to you<p>Research will lead to a better understanding of how the brain works, and could one day be used to treat neurodegenerative …

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The brain may learn by building 11-dimensional "sandcastles"

We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as …

Neuroscience

How the Human Brain Project Maps the Brain Faster with Deep Learning

The Human Brain Project has ambitions to advance brain research, cognitive neuroscience and other brain-inspired sciences like few other projects …

Deep Learning

[WEB SITE] The Relationship Between Seizures and Strokes – Saebo

Strokes can damage the brain in many ways, and these negative effects take different forms depending on the person and their stroke. But in general, …

Medical Research

How one researcher is studying that tingly, universal, unmistakable and unsettling phenomenon known as déjà vu

Déjà vu — we all know it when we feel it, but can researchers make it happen in someone else? Psychology professor Anne Cleary figured out a way.Most …

Psychology

Alan Alda has the answer for better understanding each other

Alan Alda is a seven-time Emmy winner known for his portrayal of Dr. Hawkeye Pierce on <i>M*A*S*H</i>, as well as an Oscar-nominated actor who has appeared …

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The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists

Groundbreaking research finds that the human brain creates multi-dimensional neural structures.<br>Read More

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Why do those with autism avoid eye contact? Imaging studies reveal overactivation of subcortical brain structures in response to direct gaze

Imaging studies reveal overactivation of subcortical brain structures in response to direct gaze<p>Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often find …

The Brain

Déjà vu: Re-experiencing the unexperienced

<i>Many of us will have experienced déjà vu, yet none of us seem to know why.</i><p>It's odd, isn't it? That wistful sense of having been somewhere before, yet …

Medicine

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

Lifestyle

Daniel Franco in medically induced coma after knockout loss on Saturday

Franco, 25, suffered two bleeds on the brain after being knocked out by Jose Haro and is in a fight for his life.

Neuroscience

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of …

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