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Video Games Can Enlarge Parts Of The Human Brain [Study]

11/08/2013, We’re sure many of you who don’t play video games on a regular basis probably think it’s a waste of time, especially if you’re an adult. Although according to a recently published study, those hours you see your husband spending on...

Human Brain Can Now Control Rat’s Tail

04/05/2013, You know something? The phrase “I don’t give a rat’s ass” might not be too accurate, considering how the rear end of a rat has a tail hanging from it, but in the near future, we might soon see a variant of that particular phrase appear. In fact,...

Scientists Create Virtual Functioning Brain

11/30/2012, University of Waterloo neuroscientist Chris Eliasmith has spent the better part of his working years in figuring out just how one is able to build a brain. Well, he has compiled his thoughts into a book that comes complete with instructions, describing...

Scientists find a way to induce memories in brain

09/11/2012, Many of us have seen memories being induced into brains in sci-fi movies. Guess what? This stuff is no longer fiction. While we have seen scientists being able to gather personal information with the help of human-brain interfaces, they have taken yet...

New Nanoparticle Can Instantly Limit Brain Damage

08/27/2012, Molecular biology has played a significant role in a number of recent advancements in the field of neurosurgery. It has helped the researchers understand brain functions better and tackle any untoward circumstances which may damage the brain. Now, the...

Overclock your brain with a $99 DIY kit

03/14/2012, Here is a little lesson in reasoning – your brain is a computer, and hence, if you can overclock computers, surely the same applies to your brain as well. Unfortunately, there are no jumpers or adjustable voltage for us to play with where our brains...

Computer chip does the human brain tango

11/16/2011, Hmmm, it seems that computers are slowly making progress in terms of matching the way our brains work – and the keyword here is “plasticity”. Yes sir, this term could very well be the key that enables the grey matter within our skill to...

Scientists Create First Expandable Memory For The Brain

06/21/2011, If you’ve watched the Matrix movie you probably remember parts of the movie where the characters “download” various learning tools into their brain, i.e. learning to fly a helicopter or ride a motorbike and learning martial arts in...

Teen brain data used to predict the success of a pop song

06/13/2011, Teen brain data can be used to predict the success of a pop song, according to the latest findings of scientists at Emory University. They performed an experiment where they got a group of twenty-seven teenagers, aged 12-17 and played them music 120 songs...

Check out a brain in 2D

06/06/2011, If you’ve always been curious about how a brain works or how it is laid out there’s tons of information available out there, but at the moment we have very complex diagrams that have been created using diffusion imaging. These images, without...

Petri dish has 12 second memory, longer than some people

05/26/2011, Remember the movie 50 First Dates? Well, memory loss can be quite a frustrating thing of experience, but here is an artificial brain that is grown on (where else) but an old school petri dish, comprising of around 60 rat neurons. To put it in plain...

DIY Steampunk mouse is awesome

03/28/2011, For those of you who aren’t satisfied with your typical run-of-the-mill mouse you find in computer accessory shops, there is always the option to customize your own device to your heart’s content. And that’s what hardware designed Peter...