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Journey Through the Brain: MIT Neurotech
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, brain, MIT Neurotech, neurotechnologies, Neuroscience, understanding )

Darren
- 34 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series about emerging neurotechnologies. Join a pilot class of 12 PhD students at MIT as we explore how neuroscience is revolutionizing our understanding of the brain.
Beauty in Math and Art Activate Same Brain Area
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, science, research, humans, interesting, environment, discovery, beauty, mathematics, art, brain )

Darren
- 48 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Mathematicians have long likened the experience of mathematical beauty to that of visual and musical beauty. Now scientists in England and Scotland have determined that despite the abstract nature of mathematics, mathematical beauty is linked to activity
Postage-Stamp Size 'Neurosynaptic' Computer Chip Mimics the Human Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, IBM, cerebral cortex, brain, computer chip )

Robert
- 82 days ago - rawstory.com
Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
The Difficult Task of Reading the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, brain, fMRI )

Ray
- 178 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Neuroscience is a fast growing and popular field, but despite advances, when an area of the brain 'lights up" it does not tell us as much as we'd like about the inner workings of the mind.
Language, Brain and Neuroscience
Science & Tech  (tags: language, neuroscience, children, brain, humans, medicine, investigation, science, interesting, research )

Alejandro
- 200 days ago - floatingpenguin.co.uk
Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, from King's College London, recommends initiating children in languages before the age of four when brain development is strongest. Read more at http://floatingpenguin.co.uk/news-and-free-resourc es.php
'Minicomputers' Live Inside the Human Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, neurology, computers )

Freya
- 363 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The brain may be an even more powerful computer than before thought -- microscopic branches of brain cells that were once thought to basically serve as mere wiring may actually behave as minicomputers, researchers say.
Is 'Numerosity' Humans' Sixth Sense?
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain, discovery, health, humans, investigation, medicine, NewTechnology, research, scientists, study, technology )

Kit
- 418 days ago - livescience.com
Whether it's determining the number of ships on the horizon or the number of cookies in a jar, the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, new research shows.
Some See Brain Project as Cultural Apollo of Our Time
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, research )

Freya
- 432 days ago - nbcnews.com
This spring, President Obama announced what could be this generation's defining national science effort -- an ambitious mission to map the human brain. In its size and scope, the project could claim a place in human culture on par with previous landmarks..
Hyperactive Brain May Create "Near Death" Visions
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, brain, near death visions, study, news, interesting )

Giana
- 440 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going.
What Is DéJà Vu?
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, functions, mysterious, medicine )

Kit
- 464 days ago - livescience.com
French for "already seen," déjà vu has been under investigation for years by scientists, who have yet to offer a complete explanation for the phenomenon, though it's reportedly experienced by more than 70 percent of people at some point.
Eternal Sunshine of the Bionic Mind: Prosthesis Could Restore Memory
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, memory, neurology, prosthesis )

Freya
- 492 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Theodore Berger of the University of Southern California is developing a prosthesis to restore memory, by replacing a circuit in the brain's hippocampus. Berger described the device at the Global Future 2045 International Congress, held here June 15-16.
Scientists Create First 3D Digital Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, 3D, human, brain, neuroscientists )

Ray
- 495 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers have created the first high-resolution 3D digital model of the human brain, which they have called "Big Brain".
Japanese-Canadian Study Pinpoints Brain's Addiction Spots
Science & Tech  (tags: research, health, treatment, prevention, addiction, smoker, craving, brain )

Naoko
- 632 days ago - japantoday.com
A smoker's cravingto light up can be tamed by carefully targeted magnetic field applied to the brain, a senior researcher from a Japanese-Canadian team says.
Einstein's Brain Reveals Clues to Genius
Science & Tech  (tags: Albert Einstein, brain, pathologist Thomas Harvey, autopsy photos re-surface, Nov 16 journal "Brain" )

Judy
- 707 days ago - livescience.com
Einstein's brain had extraordinary folding patterns in several regions, which may help explain his genius, newly uncovered photographs suggest.
Why Are Some Sounds So Awful to Hear?
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, research, science, scientists, investigation, discovery, hearing, study, sounds, brain )

Michael
- 745 days ago - cbc.ca
When you hear the sound of a nail scratching a blackboard, the emotional and auditory part of your brain are interacting with one another, a new study reveals.
 

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