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Neuroscience: âEUR~I Built a Brain Decoder'
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Technology, Brain, Human body, Innovation )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.com
What are you looking at? Scientist Jack Gallant can find out by decoding your thoughts, as Rose Eveleth discovers.
Brain: Why Exercise Boosts IQ
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Human body, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.com
If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?
Should We Be Treating Suicide Differently?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Neuroscience, Psychology )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.com
Robin WilliamsâEUR(TM) recent death has triggered many discussions about suicide. But as David Robson discovers, scientists are finding new ways to identify those at risk âEUR" potentially opening the way for better targeted treatments.
Could a Diet Supplement Supercharge Your Eyesight?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Food, Human body, Organ )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.com
Researchers are claiming that taking supplements of a pigment found in food like spinach and eggs could sharpen vision. Douglas Heingartner looks at the evidence.
The Code That May Treat Blindness
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Brain, Disease )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.com
Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg has found a technique that promises to treat blindness, and it all began with her idea to crack the brain's visual code...
Drug Addiction: The Complex Truth
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Environment, Biology, Brain, Drugs, Human body )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
We're told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn't that simple - a set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago tells a very different tale.
How Pickpockets Trick Your Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Health, Technology, Brain, Hacking, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain's weaknesses.
Reading the Minds of the 'Dead'
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Brain, Disease, Hospital, Human body )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.com
Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.
Should We Engineer Animals to Be Smart Like Humans?
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Brain, Evolution )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.com
What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.
PTSD: Do Most People Get It After Terrifying Incidents?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Human body, Medicine, Military, Stress )

Ray
- 19 days ago - bbc.com
Why the assumption that everyone is prone to developing the condition after witnessing a traumatic event isn't the only myth that exists about it.
How Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Brain, Human body, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 19 days ago - bbc.com
When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?
The Promise of Antidepressants in Brain Cancer Fight
Offbeat  (tags: Medication, Health, Healthcare, Cancer, Brain )

Ray
- 80 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Brain cancer is one of the least-funded types of cancer in the UK, according to cancer charities, but kills more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer.
Humans Evolved Weak Muscles to Feed Brain's Growth, Study Suggests
Offbeat  (tags: animals, monkeys, humans, brain, muscles, environment, wildlife )

Lone
- 209 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Humans appear to have evolved puny muscles even faster than they grew big brains, according to a new metabolic study that pitted people against chimps and monkeys in contests of strength.
Your Dreams Can Be Controlled By Electrically Stimulating Your Brain - Body Hackers and Chronic Nightmare Sufferers Rejoice!
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Dreams, Chronic Nightmares, PTSD, Lucid Dreaming, Electrical Stimulation, Body Hacking, Research )

Brian
- 223 days ago - extremetech.com
"These findings come from a new study that found that lucid dreaming could be induced in a full 70% of participants, with a simple (external) electrical current passed across the frontal lobe."
Human Brains Bat Sight Found
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, human, bat )

Tarequl
- 1288 days ago - xfmnewscenter.com
The part of the brain used by people who can "see like a bat" has been identified by researchers in Canada. Some blind people have learned to echolocate by making clicking noises and listening to the returning echoes.
 

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