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Jun 21, 2018

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

Herpes Viruses And Alzheimer’s: A Possible Link : Shots — Health News Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer’s disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain.

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Jun 21, 2018

What If We Could Communicate Directly From Brain to Brain?

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Would you share your thoughts if we could communicate directly from brain to brain?

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Jun 21, 2018

What Is Optical Computing (Computing At The Speed of Light)

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, neuroscience

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Jun 21, 2018

Prosthetic Memory Enhancement Is Here

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, neuroscience

This brain implant gives users prosthetic memory that can boost the brain’s short-term recall.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Limits of Neuroplasticity in the Brain

Posted by in categories: biological, neuroscience, science

New research shows that the brain‘s neuroplasticity isn’t as flexible as previously thought.

One of the brain’s mysteries is how exactly it reorganizes new #information as you learn new tasks. The standard to date was to test how neurons learned new behavior one #neuron at a time.

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh decided to try a different approach. They looked at the population of neurons to see how they worked together while #learning a new behavior. Studying the intracortical population activity in the primary motor cortex of rhesus macaques during short-term learning in a brain–computer interface (BCI) task, they were able to study the reorganization of population during learning.

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Jun 20, 2018

Aggregate form of α-synuclein leads to cell death in Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

An interaction between aggregate alpha synuclein and ATP synthase implicated in Parkinson’s Disease.


An open-access paper published in Nature Communications sheds light on how an accumulation of α-synuclein protein in brain cells contributes to causing Parkinson’s disease. In particular, the researchers discovered how clumps of the protein damage important proteins on mitochondrial surfaces, leading to impaired energy production, swelling and bursting of the mitochondria themselves, and, ultimately, cell death [1].

Study abstract

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Jun 18, 2018

A Neuroscientist Explains What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Sleep

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Sleep deprivation affects nearly all parts of your brain, but it is most detrimental to simple cognitive functions that we take for granted, such as memory and staying alert.

Ph.D. neuroscience candidate Shannon Odell says scientific research suggests that sleep deprivation majorly reduces cognitive performance. Studies have shown that patients have significantly reduced their thinking ability after just one night of sleep deprivation, specifically in the hippocampus, also known as the memory center.

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Jun 18, 2018

Is your brain ready for Monday? Tease your mind with these four optical illusions

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Better than coffee smile


___ A great way to learn more about our brains and minds is to look at how we can trick them—that is, to see how we react to brain teasers and visual illusions. Below are four fun optical illusio…

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Jun 17, 2018

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

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Jun 17, 2018

‘Smile, it’s the Future!’ — Emotions, Mixed Reality, and Techno-Telepathy

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, neuroscience

Let me propose a hypothetical future scenario: Let’s say that we’ve since developed an advanced method of brain-to-brain (B2B) communication, to which, naturally, has become quite popular among the younger generation of that time.


How might we judge futuristic societies using our present day standards? Better yet, how might the past have judged us today and would there be a difference?

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