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'Minicomputers' Live Inside the Human Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, neurology, computers )

Freya
- 512 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
- 567 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
- 581 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
- 588 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
- 613 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
- 641 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
- 644 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
- 781 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
- 856 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
- 894 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.
The 10 Biggest Breakthroughs in the Science of Learning
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Learning, Organs, Brain )

Eva
- 970 days ago - onlinephdprograms.com
When it comes to human organs, none is quite so mysterious as the brain. For centuries, humans have had numerous misconceptions and misunderstandings about how the organ works, grows, and shapes our ability to learn and develop.
Is Your Brain Making You Fat
Science & Tech  (tags: Is, your, brain, making, you, fat )

Agnes
- 1243 days ago - abc.net.au
We're getting fatter, but it's not all our fault, says physiologist Professor Michael Cowley.Spend enough time in public places or even watching television and it's clear that people are becoming more overweight. Indeed rates of obesity are rising in bot
Images Capture Moment Brain Goes Unconscious
Science & Tech  (tags: Images, brain, unconsciousness, anaesthetic injection )

Nancy
- 1382 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The new imaging method detects the waxing and waning of electrical activity in the brain moments after an anaesthetic injection is administered.
Scientists Discover How to Predict Learning Using Brain Analysis
Science & Tech  (tags: Learning, Brain, science, human )

Anna
- 1437 days ago - sciencedaily.com
An international team of scientists has developed a way to predict how much a person can learn, based on studies at UC Santa Barbara's Brain Imaging Center.
The Human Brain Gets a New Map
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, map, human brain, gene )

Angle
- 1443 days ago - wired.com
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of writing about the Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science. At the time, the Institute was just beginning a fairly epic undertaking - constructing a precise map of gene expression for the entire human brain.
 

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