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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy announces new album Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues via “most awkward radio innerview ever!?!”

I suppose when you’re a musician with an oeuvre as deep and as storied as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s, you can afford to take a hilariously nonsensical approach to promoting your album releases. I’m trying within my brain not to let theShow More Summary

Electrical current to brain improves memory performance, researchers find

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Researchers have found that a person’s memory can be improved by stimulating areas deep inside the brain with electrical current, a finding that offers hope for nonpharmaceutical, noninvasive treatments s that could boost memory impaired by Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury or aging. Read full article >>

Stop and listen: Study shows how movement affects hearing

When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. The interplay between movement and hearing has a counterpart deep in the brain. A new study used optogenetics...Show More Summary

Complication risk of deep brain stimulation similar for older, younger Parkinson patients

Bottom Line: Older patients with Parkinson disease (PD) who undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) appear to have a 90-day complication risk similar to younger patients, suggesting that age alone should not be a primary factor for excluding patients as DBS candidates. Author: Michael R. DeLong, B.A., of the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues. read more

Surgical Complications of DBS No Higher Risk for Older Parkinson's Patients

Implantating deep brain stimulation devices poses no greater risk of complications to older patients than it does to younger patients with Parkinson's disease, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

Violinist Plays Violin with Tracker on Bow to Help with His Own Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

When surgeons install deep brain neurostimulators for essential tremors, Parkinson’s, or other conditions, the patient is kept awake to determine whether the electrode leads are making correct contact. This normally involves the patient performing simple tasks, but when a tremor is slight it’s a challenge to notice it. Show More Summary

Can Deep Brain Stimulation Cure Addiction?

last weekHealth / Addiction : The Fix

This relatively simple neurosurgical procedure can be used to treat a variety of disorders originating from abnormal brain activity such as Parkinson's, OCD, Tourette's, and more. So why does nobody know about it?

Watch a violinist play through his brain surgery

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Doctors would normally fix a tremor like Roger Frisch’s by keeping him awake during surgery, inserting electrodes deep into his brain until the trembling appeared to stop. An accelerometer at the tip of the bow measured Frisch’s trembling, allowing doctors to fine-tune the placement of their electrodes. Show More Summary

The Neuro Sci-Fi of the Near Future

NEUROTECH LIGHT AND DARK » Tweet length visions of our DARPA-funded future The Neurocritic has recently blogged about The Neuroscience of the Future:Neural prosthetics, brain-computer interfaces (BCI), “closed-loop” deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices, and a world without human brain disorders. Show More Summary

Cooking Lessons

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Diane McMartin Sour: Perhaps my love of German wine comes from a deep recess in my brain that ties it up with awkward adolescent groping. My parents were permissive and kind, but we weren’t a hippie-dippy ‘naked’ house where the adults smoked pot—not that there’s anything wrong with that. Show More Summary

Your Friskyscopes For The Week Of August 11-17, 2014

Leo (July 23-August 22): Your eyes are going to burn deep with desire, as your brain opens up to allow pleasure on a higher vibration to hit you in the sweetest spots. Extra delicious sensations are your only responsibility now, as the stars are looking after you so good this week, that to waste it [...]

How ‘China’s Google’ Baidu uses deep learning to make your phone smarter

Deep learning has been a hot topic in recent times, particularly after Google brought it to the forefront of the tech industry with Google Brain that started in 2011. Early this year, the internet giant went further to step up its efforts in deep learning with its acquisition of artificial intelligence startup DeepMind, scooping up its talented team. Show More Summary

Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app

last monthTechnology : GigaOM

Andrew Ng knows a lot about both deep learning and robotics, and he recently presented on how the former might affect the latter. Robot brains will need to train on a lot of data, and deep learning seems like a good way to do it. Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Cedars-Sinai Medical Tipsheet for July 2014

A siimple eye test that may help detect Alzheimer's disease early on, 3-D computer modeling for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for dystonia, an experimental biological pacemaker and more are story ideas included in the July tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai.

Microsoft’s AI “Project Adam” Challenges Google’s Artificial Brain

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple are adopting a powerful form of artificial intelligence, known as ‘deep learning’, with the aim of improving everything from speech recognition and language translation to computer vision, even the ability to identify images without the need of a human eye. The general consensus is that Google is currently leading the [...]

Shining light on the 100-year mystery of birds sensing spring for offspring

Biologists have identified for the first time, a key photoreceptor cell deep inside the brain of birds, which takes the role of eyes in humans by directly responding to light and regulates breeding activity according to seasonal changes.

Shining light on the 100-year mystery of birds sensing spring for offspring

Nagoya, Japan – Professor Takashi Yoshimura and colleagues of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) of Nagoya University have finally found the missing piece in how birds sense light by identifying a deep brain photoreceptor...Show More Summary

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain

Researchers at GWU are reporting that they've discovered the human consciousness on-off switch, deep within the brain. When this specific region of the brain, called the claustrum, is electrically stimulated, consciousness appears to turn off completely. Show More Summary

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