A paraplegic man kicked the first ball of the World Cup today thanks to a special mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton fashioned by scientists at Duke University. The scientific advancement could signal a future where wheelchairs become obsolete.
According to a new study, that's the frequency of electric current that, when sent to the frontal cortex via electrodes, best induced sleeping test subjects to become aware of their dream state. (Lower and higher frequencies had little effect.)
Childhood amnesia is a fairly common phenomenon that had no clear scientific explanation. Now a new study offers one: The high numbers of new brain cells forming may disrupt existing memory storage.
When it comes to overall well-being, a new survey reports that regardless of whether it's public or private, elite or obscure, the type of institution isn't nearly as important as certain other factors, such as engaging professors.
In mice, the answer seems to be yes: Recent studies reveal improvements in memory and brain cell growth in older mice who received blood or plasma from younger mice.
The Neurogrid can simulate a million neurons and billions of synaptic connections, making it 9,000 times faster than a typical PC. Possible applications include prostheses that work nearly as fast as human thought.
A new study suggests that taking notes by hand, rather than with a laptop, helps lecture attendees remember more.
The brain is the most demanding organ that your circulatory system has to feed.
Two months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined what would be said at his funeral. Not a bad idea for all of us.
It’s the sort of general purpose crowbar of rational argument where you take your opponent's premises and deduce something absurd from them.
As we keep pushing forward with technology, we’ll be able to take more and more data from the invisible parts of the world and start feeding them into our brain.
Social psychology has demonstrated that the more people think you don’t have free will, the worse they behave.
Fixated as we are on reason, humans tend to overlook other types of intelligence that animals possess in abundance.
Google is looking to build an artificial brain, a fact that "some may consider thrilling and others deeply unsettling. Or both."
Anecdotal evidence has now been backed up by research: Using eyetracking technology, scientists found that both men and women looked at sexualized body parts when asked to evaluate appearance.