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Sep 28, 2021

Consciousness & Information | Part II of the Documentary Consciousness: Evolution of the Mind

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, computing, education, engineering, information science, neuroscience, quantum physics

Quantum physics is directly linked to consciousness: Observations not just change what is measured, they create it… Here’s the next episode of my new documentary Consciousness: Evolution of the Mind (2021), Part II: CONSCIOUSNESS & INFORMATION

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Sep 28, 2021

Khaliya — Innovator, Philanthropist, Humanitarian — Solutions For The Global Mental Health Crisis

Posted by in categories: business, health, neuroscience, sustainability

Innovator, philanthropist, humanitarian — khaliya — discussing radical solutions for the global mental health crisis.


Khaliya (https://www.khaliya.net/) is a Columbia University-trained public health specialist and Harvard University-trained specialist in Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma. She is also a Venture Partner for Gender Equity Diversity Investments (www.gedi.vc), a new female-led VC firm targeting high growth investments that deliver top-quartile returns and measurable impact towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a preliminary focus on health.

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Sep 28, 2021

Samsung unveils Neuromorphic Chips technology that can mimic brain connections

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

A future with human brain-chip interfaces is not very far as Samsung has a published a Perspective paper titled “Neuromorphic electronics based on copying and pasting the brain”, which talks about a new way to copy th…

Sep 28, 2021

Anti-seizure medication improves cognitive function in some Alzheimer’s patients

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

An inexpensive anti-seizure medication markedly improves learning and memory and other cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s patients who have epileptic activity in their brains, according to a study published in the Sept. 27th issue of JAMA Neurology.

“This is a drug that’s used for epilepsy,” says Keith Vossel, MD, MSc, director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA, and the principal investigator on the clinical trial. “We used it in this study for Alzheimer’s who had evidence of silent , which is seizure-like brain activity without the associated physical convulsions.”

Alzheimer’s (AD) is the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Early symptoms include short-term memory loss, decline in problem solving, word-finding difficulties, and trouble with spatial navigation. Among Alzheimer’s patients, an estimated 10–22% develop seizures, while an additional 22–54% exhibit silent epileptic activity.

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Sep 28, 2021

High-profile autism genetics project paused amid backlash

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

A large, UK-based study of genetics and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been suspended, following criticism that it failed to properly consult the autism community about the goals of the research. Concerns about the study include fears that its data could potentially be misused by other researchers seeking to ‘cure’ or eradicate ASD.


Study aimed at collecting DNA from 10,000 people with autism and their families has drawn criticism for failing to consult the autism community.

Sep 28, 2021

Scientists discover a link between exposure to traffic noise and dementia

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Sep 27, 2021

Dr Jennifer Garrison, PhD — Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity & Equality — Buck Institute

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, life extension, neuroscience

Dr. Jennifer Garrison, PhD (http://garrisonlab.com/) is Assistant Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Founder & Faculty Director, Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity & Equality (https://www.buckinstitute.org/gcrle/), Assistant Professor in Residence, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

Dr. Garrison’s lab is interested in understanding how neuropeptides (a large class of signaling molecules which are secreted from neurons and transmit messages within the brain and across the nervous system) regulate changes in normal and aging animals as well in understanding how they control behavior at both the cell biological and neural circuit level.

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Sep 27, 2021

Math Equation of Mood Can Predict Your Preferences Better Than You Can

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics, neuroscience

“Our mathematical equation lets us predict which individuals will have both more happiness and more brain activity for intrinsic compared to extrinsic rewards. The same approach can be used in principle to measure what people actually prefer without asking them explicitly, but simply by measuring their mood.”


Summary: A new mathematical equation predicts which individuals will have more happiness and increased brain activity for intrinsic rather than extrinsic rewards. The approach can be used to predict personal preferences based on mood and without asking the individual.

Source: UCL

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Sep 25, 2021

Neural correlates of the DMT experience assessed with multivariate EEG

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

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Studying transitions in and out of the altered state of consciousness caused by intravenous (IV) N, N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT — a fast-acting tryptamine psychedelic) offers a safe and powerful means of advancing knowledge on the neurobiology of conscious states. Here we sought to investigate the effects of IV DMT on the power spectrum and signal diversity of human brain activity (6 female, 7 male) recorded via multivariate EEG, and plot relationships between subjective experience, brain activity and drug plasma concentrations across time. Compared with placebo, DMT markedly reduced oscillatory power in the alpha and beta bands and robustly increased spontaneous signal diversity. Time-referenced and neurophenomenological analyses revealed close relationships between changes in various aspects of subjective experience and changes in brain activity.

Sep 25, 2021

This Photo Is Black And White. It Uses Color Grid Lines to Trick Your Brain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

A weird and brilliantly effective optical illusion that has gone viral on the internet tricks your brain into seeing a color image … but if you look closely you will notice that the photo you are looking at is only black and white.

The viral image was created by artist and developer Øyvind Kolås who carefully overlaid red, orange, yellow, blue, and green grid lines over black and white images.

“An over-saturated coloured grid overlaid on a grayscale image causes the grayscale cells to be perceived as having colour,” Kolås explains on his Patreon page.

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