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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

The case for killing the term ‘Realtor’

Given all the things in real estate that require deep discussion -- conversations that often tax the brain -- I found myself pleasantly drawn to a light Facebook post recently about the Realtor moniker...

Google Brain ‘hallucinates’ to make blurry images clearer

Google Inc.’s deep learning research arm, Google Brain, has just made a whole bunch of science fiction and crime procedural shows from Star Trek to CSI come true — at least the parts where somebody points at a blurry image on a screen...Show More Summary

The Relationship Quarterback tackles Social Justice, Children’s Naps, and Traumatic Brain Injury

He is all about equality for all those deep in the struggle. The post The Relationship Quarterback tackles Social Justice, Children’s Naps, and Traumatic Brain Injury appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Deep brain stimulation helps addicted rats kick heroin

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you've ever had the unique experience of trying to get a lab rat off of heroin, then you'll know that it can be very difficult – the narcotic is notoriously addictive. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, however, have recently...Show More Summary

Scientists show deep brain stimulation blocks heroin relapse in rats

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction, new research has demonstrated.

TSRI scientists show deep brain stimulation blocks heroin relapse in rats

(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction.

So THAT'S Why Slurpees Taste The Same All Over The World

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Slurpees are the perfect gas station drink. Since their accidental invention in the 1950s, this chilly combination of sugar and ice has served up brain freezes for over half a century. Eater recently did a deep dive on Slurpees for their series Gut Check, and explored the science that goes into creating the beloved concoction. Show More Summary

An interview with a deep brain stimulation patient: “I’m worried about getting water in the holes in my head”

Psychologists have conducted a series of in-depth interviews with a Parkinson's patient contemplating surgery for deep brain stimulation. By Christian Jarrett

Deep brain stimulation studies in Alzheimer's disease pose ethical challenges

Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with this vulnerable population regarding decision making and post-study treatment access that need to be addressed as they ramp up, researchers argue.

Deep brain stimulation studies in Alzheimer's disease pose ethical challenges

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with...Show More Summary

Wednesday links: focusing on the good stuff

Excerpt: Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith explores what the octopus “brain” tells...

Deep learning startup Neurala raises $14 million to build brains for drones, autonomous cars, and more

Neurala, a software and services company that helps bring artificial intelligence (AI) to drones, robots, cars, and consumer electronics, has announced a $14 million series A funding round led by Pelion Ventures, with participation from...Show More Summary

The Eye In The Sky Gets A Brain That Knows What It's Seeing

Deep learning and AI are turning millions of satellite images of Earth into usable data, helping insurers and aid groups alike to do their jobs. Deep learning and AI are turning millions of satellite images of Earth into usable data, helping insurers and aid groups alike to do their jobs. Show More Summary

Keys to hunting behavior tucked deep into vertebrate brain

(Yale University) The origin of hunting behavior may come from two sets of neurons tucked deep in the forebrain of most vertebrates, a new Yale University study suggests.Activating these neurons in living mice prompt them to pursue never-seen-before...Show More Summary

Computer Chips Evolve to Keep Up With Deep Learning

Innovation is flourishing in the semiconductor industry, at startups as well as at companies like IBM, whose TrueNorth chip is patterned after the human brain.

Tumor-seeking salmonella treats brain tumors

(Duke University) Genetic tweaks to salmonella turn the bacteria into cancer-seeking missiles that produce self-destruct orders deep within tumors. Tests in rat models with extreme cases of the disease showed a remarkable 20 percent survival rate over 100 days -- roughly equivalent to 10 human years -- with the tumors going into complete remission.

Parkinson's Therapy Gets Fresh Look From Device Makers

Medtronic is facing new competition in supplying devices for deep brain stimulation, an established therapy for moderating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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