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FLASHBACK: As U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Weapons, ‘Smaller’ Leaves Some Uneasy. “Adapted from an …

FLASHBACK: As U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Weapons, ‘Smaller’ Leaves Some Uneasy. “Adapted from an older weapon, it was designed with problems like North Korea in mind: Its computer brain and four maneuverable fins let it zero in on deeply buried targets like testing tunnels and weapon sites. And its yield, the bomb’s explosive force, can be […]

Intermittent electrical brain stimulation improves memory

Intermittent electrical stimulation of an area deep inside the brain that degenerates in Alzheimer's appears to improve working memory, scientists report. Conversely, continuous deep brain stimulation, like the type used for Parkinson's and currently under study in humans with Alzheimer's, impairs memory, according to study.

Intermittent electrical brain stimulation improves memory

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Intermittent electrical stimulation of an area deep inside the brain that degenerates in Alzheimer's appears to improve working memory, scientists report.Conversely, continuous deepShow More Summary

One powerful cell makes or breaks your habits

(Duke University) Duke University neuroscientists have pinpointed a single type of neuron deep within the brain that serves as a 'master controller' of habits. The team found that habit formation boosts the activity of this influential cell, and that shutting it down is enough to break unhelpful habits in sugar-seeking mice. Show More Summary

Rush testing if genetic clues identify best candidates for Parkinson's surgery

(Rush University Medical Center) A new clinical trial is testing whether a common genetic mutation makes Parkinson's Disease patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline after deep brain stimulation surgery. This information would help neurologists identify the best candidates for this procedure and targets different brain areas based on that genetic information.

Rush Clinical Trial Tests Genetic Screening for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

A new clinical trial is testing whether a common genetic mutation makes Parkinson's Disease patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline after deep brain stimulation surgery. This information would neurologists identify the best candidates for this procedure, and should perform that procedure differently based on that genetic information

Hidden deep in the brain, a map that guides animals' movements

(The Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University) New research has revealed that deep in the brain, in a structure called striatum, all possible movements that an animal can do are represented in a map of neural activity. If we thinkShow More Summary

Premiere: Jelani Sei - “Telephone”

With a turbulent lift-off, heavy compression puts pressure on the brain right below the part that feels a deep emotional connection to animals/plants and around the corner from the synapses that remind you to take a few deep breaths before experiencing something new. Show More Summary

Weekend Tea – August 18th

There goes any high hopes you may have had about him fading away for a while. I’m sure this project will be too deep for our pathetic peon brains to comprehend  – Dlisted Teresa Giudice hits another legal snag – NJ.com Brangelina facing...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

The Rectification of Names: A man and his brain. Tales of the Freewayblogger: Nationwide action for Labor Day weekend. Brad DeLong: An excerpt from Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. On...Show More Summary

Hollow Coming to Switch

Check out more screens here “I didn't care about this ship… facility… whatever… I still don't. It wasn't about it. I just… I just wanted to find myself again. Needed to. Had to… Something, deep in my brain, deep in my flesh, boiled inside to remember…” Welcome to Shakhter-One! First space mining titan that gathers resources from Jupiter atmosphere. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Woman Can Move Again After a Breakthrough Stroke Treatment

The first person to receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) for stroke recovery is performing far better than her doctors anticipated. Two years ago, Judy Slater, a 59 year old in Pulaski, Pennsylvania, was getting out of bed when she had a severe stroke. She fell down and couldn’t get back up; the stroke had left…

7 Healthy Coffee Ideas for Every Primal Taste

Normally, I’m deep in the thick of nutritional research or other heady topics midweek. Today, not so much. I have coffee on the brain after trying a few new concoctions recently. As I’ve noted in the past, coffee is a welcome part of the Primal Blueprint. Show More Summary

AI won’t destroy humanity, says former Baidu and Google AI pioneer Andrew Ng

In an interview announcing his new online Deep Learning course, the Google Brain founder and former head of Baidu’s artificial intelligence group, Andrew Ng, also weighed in on the debate over Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a threat to humanity. Show More Summary

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.” Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge new workforce of people trained in using AI. Read Full Story

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

Brain activity to determine whether a subject is conversing with a specific speaker would be very useful for the hearing impaired. Using deep neural network models, researchers have made a breakthrough in auditory attention decoding methods and are coming closer to making cognitively controlled hearing aids a reality.

Cognitive Hearing Aid Filters Out the Noise

Cognitive hearing aids that constantly monitor brain activity to determine whether a subject is conversing with a specific speaker would be very useful for the hearing impaired. Using deep neural network models, Columbia EngineeringShow More Summary

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Brain activity to determine whether a subject is conversing with a specific speaker would be very useful for the hearing impaired. Using deep neural network models, Columbia...Show More Summary

The Elixir of Immortality May Reside Deep Within Our Brains

A study published in the scientific journal Nature has uncovered at least one source of aging among mammals similar to ourselves, and points in the direction of how to stop it. The post The Elixir of Immortality May Reside Deep Within Our Brains appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging

Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders.

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