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Jul 26, 2016

We’re Understanding How The Brain Functions

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, genetics, neuroscience

Many folks are not aware that one of the early detections of GBM is through a person’s weakened eyesight as well as Ophthalmologist examinations.

The retina is essentially part of the brain. Studying them led researchers one step closer to understanding how the brain processes stimuli.

There is a genetically transmitted disease that causes the eyeballs to twitch back and forth, and it’s called Nystagmus. It impacts 1 in 1,500 men. Notably, it has been recently discovered that the twitching is caused by the miscalculations done by the retinal neurons in converting visual stimuli into electrical signals.

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Jul 26, 2016

This new brain-scanning technique is literally mind expanding

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

This amazing! I see so many uses both in medical/ healthcare as well as advancing the work in tech around brain sensory and mapping.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between science and technology ó almost all the time when it has to do with the brain. But this research from MIT that allows for vastly improved scans of the networks inside the brain is too cool to pass up, whether it’s tech, science, or somewhere in between.

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Jul 26, 2016

Study identifies neural circuits involved in making risky decisions

Posted by in category: neuroscience

New research sheds light on what’s going on inside our heads as we decide whether to take a risk or play it safe. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process.

The work, published July 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience, could lead to treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders that involve misjudging risk, such as problem gambling and anxiety disorders.

“We know from human imaging studies that certain parts of the brain are more or less active in risk-seeking people, but the neural circuits involved are largely unknown,” said Ilya Monosov, PhD, an assistant professor of neuroscience and senior author on the study. “We found a population of value-coding neurons that are specifically suppressed when animals make a risky choice.”

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Jul 26, 2016

Data Written on DNA Will Be Stored in Freezer Banks in 7 Years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance

We’re about 7 years out from sending files to a company to be stored in permanent DNA freezer lockers.

Jul 26, 2016

Welcome to Lab 2.0 Where Computers Replace Experimental Science

Posted by in categories: chemistry, computing, mobile phones, physics, science, solar power, sustainability

We spend our lives surrounded by high-tech materials and chemicals that make our batteries, solar cells and mobile phones work. But developing new technologies requires time-consuming, expensive and even dangerous experiments.

Luckily we now have a secret weapon that allows us to save time, money and risk by avoiding some of these experiments: computers.

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Jul 26, 2016

VIDEO: Creator of DeepMind working to build an AI agent as smart as a rat this year

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

Dr. Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition. Demis will draw on his eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and video games designer to discuss what is happening at the cutting edge of AI research, including the recent historic AlphaGo match, and its future potential impact on fields such as science and healthcare, and how developing AI may help us better understand the human mind.

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Jul 26, 2016

Manned multicopter part 10, FINALLY UP & FLYING!

Posted by in category: futurism


Jul 26, 2016

Automated Large-Scale Restaurant

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

This concept automated restaurant will deliver you food in under a minute.

Jul 26, 2016

Horizon: The Future of Public Transport

Posted by in category: futurism

This is an amazing concept!

By: Hashem Al-Ghaili

Jul 26, 2016

Researchers have figured out how to zap people’s brains to make them smarter

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Are you ready for advance brain stimulation because it is getting a whole closer to reality.

You can wire up your brain and make it easier to focus, improve your memory, and boost learning ability. But doing so takes an electric or magnetic pulse.

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