Neuroscientists Inch Closer to Seeing Your Dreams
Brain decoding is the technique by which neuroscientists are able to decipher what a person is experiencing during a dream.
Brain decoding is the technique by which neuroscientists are able to decipher what a person is experiencing during a dream. Researchers are using MRI scans to detect subtle patterns of activity.
The Nature video below depicts three different uses of brain decoding, "including a virtual reality experiment that could use brain activity to figure out whether someone has been to the scene of a crime."
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Turns out pushups are more telling than treadmill tests when it comes to cardiovascular health.
- Men who can perform 40 pushups in one minute are 96 percent less likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who do less than 10.
- The Harvard study focused on over 1,100 firefighters with a median age of 39.
- The exact results might not be applicable to men of other age groups or to women, researchers warn.
On Thursday, New Zealand moved to ban an array of semi-automatic guns and firearms components following a mass shooting that killed 50 people.
- Gun control supporters are pointing to the ban as an example of swift, decisive action that the U.S. desperately needs.
- Others note the inherent differences between the two nations, arguing that it is a good thing that it is relatively hard to pass such legislation in such a short timeframe.
- The ban will surely shape future conversations about gun control in the U.S.
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