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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Future science or silly trend?

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 10:54am by Stephen Quinn

    ... Stephen Quinn Wacky head-wear based on research into brainwave patterns reveals our mood Is this the latest craze in headgear? A Japanese device shows your mental state via a pair of ears that change direction based on your mood. Neurowear is the name of a project to develop fashion items and gadgets using brain waves and other biosensors.  How does it work? Brain activity creates ...

  2. All the rage

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... type. I am no brain scientist, but I believe a different part- the more reptilian sections- of our brain are triggered by, or triggers, those instant responses. That is why the internet is full ... gratification, delays responses and forces the thinking parts of the brain to formulate a considered reaction. Just as road rage poses a mortal danger to road users, so our propensity for angry reactions ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    ‘Brain’ on a microchip getting closer with TrueNorth breakthrough

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:19pm by MCT

    ... 'brain' on a chip Computer science is edging close to manufacturing a brain, or at least an electronic cognition machine that operates as closely as possible to the speed and efficiency ... in that direction. He envisions a world populated with sensors that can process data at brain-like speeds, serving as guides for the blind or instant detectors of industrial toxins. "The impossible has ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    US study focuses on how infants' brains respond to language

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... at the University of Washington in Seattle had a group of seven- and 11-month-old infants listen to a series of syllables while sitting in a brain scanner. Not only did the auditory areas of their brains ... be mentally exercising the pivotal parts of their brains in preparation. Study author and neuroscientist Patricia Kuhl says her results reinforce the belief that talking and reading to babies from ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Rare fossils in China show brain structures of prehistoric predators

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Strange creatures' nerve structures captured for first time in fossils in China Inside the brains of prehistoric predators Researchers on Wednesday described fossilised remains unearthed in China showing in fine detail the brain structures of a bizarre group of sea creatures that were the top predators more than half a billion years ago. The fossils show ...

  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Implant could restore injured soldiers' memories US military researchers have awarded US$40 million towards developing a new kind of brain implant ... Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said. The hope is that some day, a wireless, implantable device will bridge gaps in the injured brain and make it easier to remember events, places, ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    More than 100 scientists threaten to boycott 'premature' project to study brain

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:39pm by GDN

    ... 'doomed' human brain project The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid accusations of mismanagement and fears that it is doomed to failure. The European Commission launched the €1.2 billion (HK$12.6 billion) Human Brain Project (HBP) last year ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy metal fan suffers brain injury from headbanging at Motorhead concert

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36am

    ... Associated Press in London Doctors say bleeding in brain would not have happened if German man went to a classical music concert – but insist it’s safe for heavy metal fans to rock on It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Lumosity's brain training games give researchers a window on the mind

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in San Francisco Lumosity's challenges, played by millions, give researchers an invaluable chance to study how the brain functions and changes over time Site's brain games a window on the mind The glossy white coffee cups are moving across the computer screen at a mind-blowing pace. Forty-eight orders, and only two minutes to fill them all. Put ...

  10. News - China - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese scientists create robot arm powered by thought that can play rock, paper scissors

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 07:05pm by Staff Reporter, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... after testing it on monkeys and rats – spells hope for patients without limbs or who lack muscle control. WATCH: Chinese scientists invent a brain-powered robot arm The 28-year-old patient, a woman with epilepsy, was implanted with a brain electrode that was in turn wired to a robotic hand. Chinese researchers said she successfully willed the hand to perform the three gestures ...




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