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(University of Montreal) An international research team has demonstrated that an exaggerated emotional brain response to non-threatening information predicts emergence of clinically psychotic symptoms.
Science tells us that humans evolved from primate ancestors, and that despite the fact that apes still exist, we're actually just a different branch on the same family tree. But why did our ancient predecessors grow larger, more complex...Show More Summary
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that disrupts the nerve signals from the brain to various parts of the body. For some MS patients, this could mean signals to the bladder muscles are compromised leading to urinary problems such as urgency, needing the bathroom throughout the night, and incontinence. Show More Summary
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has reportedly launched yet another futuristic company. Neuralink Corp., his latest project, will work to merge the human brain with computers. I would like to use this post as a means of applying to become the first human subject in this experiment. Mr. Show More Summary
Wrote Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo.Quoted at Brain Pickings, which expands to something said by "the great Polish-born British mathematician, biologist, writer, and historian of science Jacob Bronowski":Evolution is built up by the perpetuation of errors. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Musk announced a new venture called Neuralink, a California medical research company that will explore how to physically interface computers and the human brain, presumably to speed up the output speed of the brain far beyond...Show More Summary
(The Lancet) A system that decodes brain signals and transmits them to sensors in the arm has allowed a man paralyzed from the shoulders down to regain movement in his hand and arm, according to the first study to report results for this new technology, published in The Lancet.
An apple a day can keep the doctor away, but that's nothing compared to what it can do for primates, at least according to a study published Monday in Nature Ecology & Evolution. Scientists have long hypothesized that primates evolved large brains because they needed them for complex social interactions,...
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Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's new venture isn't rocket science—it's brain surgery. The futurist entrepreneur's new company, Neuralink Corp., plans to merge human brains with computers, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal. The computer interface would become part of the brain with the help of tiny electrodes and...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
Elon Musk wants people to willingly implant electrodes in their brains so they might upload and download thoughts, and he's building a company to make it happen. This is Musk's latest technological frontier. He's working on an electric car revolution through Tesla and trying to send people to Mars with SpaceX. Show More Summary
Neuralink will aim to link the human brain to digital devices.
Elon Musk is working on a program to wirelessly connect human brains and computers. Potential purposes include boosting brains with artificial intelligence and tackling neurodegenerative conditions. Musk plans to detail his new company, Neuralink, some time next week. Show More Summary
Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is among the first to identify correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing, providing a new window into human memory. Show More Summary
Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of anthropologists indicates. These results call into question “the social brain hypothesis,” which has posited that humans and other primates are big-brained due to factors pertaining to sociality.
Neurological imbalances can show up as psychological, behavioral, and motivational problems. If we try to treat these problems at the psychological or behavioral levels, however, we can’t effectively cure them because the problems have physical causes, such as a buildup of toxicity in the brain. Show More Summary
Forget finding Waldo. The best new game is trying to determine where Elon Musk will show up next and what will he be doing. You win today if your card says, “Elon is in California starting a new company that will link human brain implants to computers...
“Pushing a brain uphill” isn’t (we assume) a rhetorical rendition of that famed Sisyphean activity; instead, it’s a reference to a relatively-new, not-for-profit, Burlington, Vermont-based music and arts festival which prides itselfShow More Summary