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'Neurala Brain' Promises To Make Your Drone As Smart As NASA's Mars Rover

The "Neurala Brain" deep learning software, first developed for NASA's Mars rover, promises to make integrating artificial intelligence into toys, drones, robots, and self-driving cars much cheaper and easier.

Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events, but the new study finds that most of the neurons here are involved in the reward circuit.

'The Deep Paths' Review - Down and Out in Andokost's Maze

There's something about a first-person dungeon crawler that just pulls me in and tugs at my brain. They're a nice contrast from the more talkative RPGs, which often involve intricate stories with large casts of characters. A dungeon crawling RPG will generally have a handful of NPCs, if that. Most of the time, it's just

During learning, neurons deep in brain engage in a surprising level of activity

(Princeton University) An international team of researchers has learned something surprising about the cerebellum, perhaps best known as the part of the brain that makes sure you cannot tickle yourself. The team found that cerebellar neurons, once thought to fire only occasionally, are actually quite active when the brain is learning a new task.

Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions

Doctors have produced the first evidence of deep brain stimulation's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill patients, suggests a new report.

Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions

(University of Freiburg) Doctors at the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg produce the first evidence of the method's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill patients.

Great Job, Internet!: Breaking down Lord Of The Rings’ triumphant battle of Helm’s Deep

The battle of Helm’s Deep holds down the middle portion of Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy, a rousing, almost 40-minute war scene that lingers in the brain even now, 15 years later. (Can you still picture Gandalf showing up...Show More Summary

Sound waves boost older adult' memory, deep sleep

(Northwestern University) Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and tripled their ability to recall words, reports a new study. The goal is to make the new technology available for home use.

Google is using computer systems based on the human brain to translate an increasing number of languages (GOOG)

Google is trying to make Google Translate more accurate by expanding the number of languages that are supported by its neural machine translation software. The software uses deep neural networks — computer systems based on the humanShow More Summary

Patt Morrison asks: Abundant Housing L.A.'s Mark Vallianatos on the dangers of Measure S

The idea of Los Angeles that sold the middle-class and the Midwesterner on this place well over a century ago is still deep in our brains: the R-1 home with its lawn, its 3 bedroom-2 bath and garage. But the city’s changed, and Angelenos’ needs have too. Measure S, on the March 7 ballot, gets boiled...

'No' on Measure S means 'Yes' to a 21st-century Los Angeles

The idea of Los Angeles that sold the middle class and the Midwesterner on this place well over a century ago is still deep in our brains: the R-1 home with its lawn, its 3 bedroom-2 bath and garage. But the city's changed, and Angelenos' needs have too. Measure S, on the March 7 ballot, gets boiled...

This Brain Treatment Could Be a Cure For Anorexia, Depression, and More

For those suffering from life-threatening eating disorders, a new hope comes from a treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS). This FDA-approved treatment has historically been used for neurological disorders (primarily involving...Show More Summary

Scientists Test Deep Brain Stimulation As Potential Anorexia Therapy

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A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight. Researchers found that in extreme cases of the eating disorder,...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being.

How Vegetable Oil Takes a Toll on Your Health

Vegetable oil sounds like a healthy kitchen staple but experts consider it the brain’s worst enemy. Physician and biochemist Catherine Shanahan in her book, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, discusses how vegetable oils – whether it be canola, palm, soy, corn or sunflower – attack the brain at its vulnerability points, causing […]

Scientists test deep brain stimulation as potential anorexia therapy

LONDON (Reuters) - A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight.

Deep brain stimulation for patients with chronic anorexia is safe and might improve symptoms

(The Lancet) Small study in 16 people suggests technique is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and well-being, while increasing weight.

This drone video perfectly captures the dread of falling into an abyss

There's just something about big, deep voids that strike fear in the deepest reaches of the human brain. Black holes and whirlpools are great examples of this, as is the Glory Hole Spillway in Napa, California. A massive hole in Lake...Show More Summary

The 'Brain Training' Programs That Actually Work

Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University just finished a deep dive into the results of 26 separate peer-reviewed studies of the effectiveness of commercially available, computerised brain training programs. Here's what they found. More »      

Does Gorging On Chocolate Make You Smarter?

Ok everyone, let’s all take a deep breath and relax. This article is about how regular chocolate consumption may boost your brain power. I’ll promise to try to not get carried away … well maybe just a little bit (yay!) I’ve posted before about how hot chocolate may boost your memory. Show More Summary

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