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Open brain surgery is about as dangerous as it sounds, but for sufferers of conditions like Parkinson's and epilepsy it can be the only way to relieve their symptoms. Unfortunately, this means drilling a hole in the skull and stimulating the brain with electrical currents, bringing on the risk of serious side effects. Fortunately, scientists have opened a new doorway to the brain, developi
the $6 million, medicine ball-sized device was designed to test human-machine interaction in space. The post international space station’s ‘flying brain’ robot ball makes its debut appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco has found that electrically stimulating an area of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) results in significant mood improvements for patients suffering from moderate to severe depression... Continue Reading Electrical stimulation of novel brain region shows promise for treating depression Category: Medical Tags:
There are a variety of situations that may call for the implantation of electrodes in the brain, ranging from the treatment of neurological conditions to possibly even restoring the function of paralyzed limbs. A newly-developed hydrogel could someday replace such electrodes, allowing for better functionality... Continue Reading Graphene-enhanced material may be bound for the brain Catego
Michio Kaku calls the brain "the most complicated object in the known universe." So, despite plenty of study, maybe it's not a total surprise that we're still finding new parts of it. After decades of mapping the brains of humans and other mammals, and publishing a multitude of books and journal articles on the subject, Professor George Paxinos AO (Order of Australia) has discovered a new
Carbohydrates have been developing a rather bad reputation as the 21st century has progressed. From low-carb/high-fat diets to more restrictive ketogenic regimes, it seems the growing consensus has simply become "carbs are bad". However, a new study from the University of Sydney suggests a low-protein/high-carb can promote healthy aging and improve brain health, perhaps even slowing the on
Given its huge reliance on patients self-reporting their symptoms and then doctors interpreting those symptoms, diagnosing depression is far from a simple undertaking. Breakthroughs in neuroscience are continuing to shine a light on how this mental health disorder operates, including the revelation of distinctive markers that may make it much simpler to diagnose. New research further adds
The mysteries of human perception are endlessly fascinating, and a good optical illusion is a brilliant reminder of how our brains can be so easily fooled. For over a decade the Neural Correlate Society has been running an annual competition celebrating the best new illusions, and the 2018 winners are sure to short-circuit your brain … in the best possible way... Continue Reading Be
A new study has found a strong association between increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol and impaired memory in middle-aged adults. The research suggests that extended periods of stress while a person is in their 40s and 50s can result in reduced cognitive skills, and even brain shrinkage... Continue Reading Stress in middle age found to shrink your brain and impair memory Categ
Our canine friends are not as exceptionally intelligent as we think, according to a newly published study that sought to place the brain power of our canine companions in the context of other members of the animal kingdom. The research involved an examination of over 300 scientific papers that detailed the intelligence of dogs and other animal species, including wolves, chimpanzees, and bo


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