LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2013) – In what is believed to be the largest follow-up record of patients with the most common form of hereditary dystonia – a movement disorder that can cause crippling muscle contractions – experts in deep brain stimulation report good success rates and lasting benefits. read more
Max Barry's new technothriller Lexicon is a gripping conspiracy novel about a cabal of "poets" who have mastered the deep language of the human brain and can use it to boss the rest of us around.
In the quest to make speech recognition tech faster and more accurate, Microsoft researchers traveled inside the human brain, so to speak. Microsoft has built a tech called "deep neural networks" which processes speech in a similar way as the human brain does. Show More Summary
A deep brain stimulation trial in treatment-resistant obesity linked a weight loss trend to a metabolism increase programmed in a metabolic chamber, according to a pilot study.
A deep brain stimulation trial in treatment-resistant obesity linked a weight loss trend to a metabolism increase programmed in a metabolic chamber, according to a pilot study presented at the International Neuromodulation Society's 11th World Congress by Dr. Michael Oh of the Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
When compared to the bone-jarring crash between two football helmets, heading a soccer ball might seem almost innocuous. But those seemingly mild hits to a soccer player's head may damage the brain at a deep, molecular level, according to a new study. "It's entirely possible that the innumerable subconcussive hits that those players have may […]
Get off the internet and read a book. Research has shown that deep reading (slow, immersive reading) is like an exercise for our brains that can enable us to be more empathetic. Related posts: Cooped up in a Bookstore, Just to Stop Reading...Show More Summary
PORTLAND, Ore. — The surgeon who more than two decades ago pioneered deep brain stimulation surgery in the United States to treat people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders has now developed a new way to perform the surgery — which allows for more accurate placement of the brain electrodes and likely is safer for patients. read more
First proof for steering brain stimulation in patients using Sapiens' SureStim-1 lead Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.V. (Sapiens), an emerging medical device company developing brain stimulation products, today announced positive preliminary results from the intra-operative "FAME" clinical study of its SureStim-1 deep brain stimulation lead. Show More Summary
It sounds like the stuff of a science fiction movie, or possibly the plot of a scifi thriller, where a strange, disembodied intelligence springs to life from within the vacuum of space, only to wreak havoc on our existence. The intention asserted here would indeed be the...
I have a Deep Post percolating in my brain that’s just not ready for y’all yet, so instead I’m passing you on to some of the other awesome I’ve come across this week. Justine Musk had a post this week … Continue reading ?
Researchers in the emerging field of Deep Learning hope ”to build machines that can process data in much the same way the brain does”: In the early days of artificial intelligence, [computer science professor Andrew] Ng says, the prevailing opinion was that human intelligence derived from thousands of simple agents working in concert, what MIT’s Marvin Minsky called […]
A short movie about sending a brain into space gives us something to think about for sure.
A new study involving mice, reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that the treatment could reduce obesity.
Results suggest that intervention with deep brain stimulation may help modify behavior and treat psychiatric or addictive disorders.
It’s been a big press month for developments in transparency. First: the Antarctic icefish, whose native habitat is 3,200 feet deep in the waters off the coast of Antarctica. Earlier this month, Tokyo Sea Life Park debuted its display of the only captive icefish in the world, prompting a flurry of news pieces about the [...]
Stimulating a region of the brain known to be involved in reward decreases binge eating behavior in mice, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the role of the brain's reward system in driving the consumption of palatable food. Show More Summary
Scientists were able to reduce obesity in mice using deep brain stimulation, but will it work on humans?
Washington, DC — Stimulating a region of the brain known to be involved in reward decreases binge eating behavior in mice, according to a study published in the April 24 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the role of the brain’s reward system in driving the consumption of palatable food. Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.