Using an oven to make lemonade may create some cognitive dissonance in your brain box, but by roasting the tart citrus fruit, you can draw out complex, deep flavors you wouldn’t usually find in the sweet and sour beverage. Read more...
“Our shoddy thinking about the brain has deep historical roots, but the invention of computers in the 1940s got us especially confused. For more than half a century now, psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists and other experts on human behaviour have been asserting that the human brain works like a computer.” Robert Epstein reminds us of the […]
Yet another day's worth of tidbits from the brain of Donald J. Trump, presumptive Republican nominee for the presidency of the United States. On the TV, Fox had moved on from the election to footage of the smoky aftermath of a bombing in Baghdad. Show More Summary
Google is using romance novels to teach its artificial intelligence (AI) system to better understand how people communicate. Researchers at Google Brain, the company's AI-focused deep learning project, presented a paper earlier thisShow More Summary
(Video Link) This new treatment for Parkinson's Disease is called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). It begins with the surgical implantation of electrodes that send signals to specific parts of the brain. The eletrodes are regulated by a pacemaker-like device in the chest. Show More Summary
Puzzles of logic are one of the best ways to measure your intelligence, quick wits and ability to think outside the box. The following selection of riddles, brain-teasers and numeric sequences are designed to separate the deep thinkers from the dunces. They start off easy and get progressively harder — best grab a pen and paper! More »
By Dr. Kevin Purcell, DC Over decades I have find when I begin to experience a loss of motivation I am usually tired. Not traditionally tired; I mean deep Central Nervous System (CNS) fatigue. Our brains have built in survival and protective mechanisms that will attempt to over ride ‘things’ when it needs to. Survival [...]Show More Summary
How long-term memory is formed is not well understood, and remains a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. Now researchers report they may have an answer to this question.
“Even with our noisy ways and cattle prods in the brain, we have to take care of sick people, now,” – Helen Mayberg “All of us—researchers, journalists, patients and their loved ones–are desperate for genuine
TV: We watch it, we love it, but do we really know where it comes from? Well, maybe in the vaguest sense that it’s written, filmed, edited, and broadcast, but Vox’s (and A.V. Club alum) Caroline Framke takes a deep dive into the world of television production in a fantastic new in-depth piece. Show More Summary
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Research strongly suggests that sleep, which constitutes about a third of our lives, is crucial for learning and forming long-term memories. But exactly how such memory is formed is not well understood and remains, despite considerable research, a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. read more
Electrophysiology is an invaluable technique for studying the electrical activity of neurons in the brain and has important clinical applications. The use of nanowire and nanotube intracellular electrode recording devices has improved the spatial resolution and sensitivity of electrophysiological techniques. Show More Summary
Artificial intelligence has been in the news a lot lately, specifically related to machines’ ability to deep learn, or more closely mimic the actions of a human brain. In the near future, will a computer’s algorithms be able to do.....
Doing your deep work early in the day allows your brain to focus fully on the problem at hand.
1990s public access TV shows were pretty awful, but deep down in the part of our brains that love nostalgia we all kind of miss them. Our new series Great Debates is the public access TV show you grew up with, rebooted. In this week's...Show More Summary
Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars premiered only three short weeks ago, and it has already burrowed a hole in my brain so deep that I'll never forget it. I haven't even watched a single episode, but knowing that Mischa Barton has appeared in all of them has fucked... More »
Electrical stimulation of a deep brain structure normally tied to reward and drug abuse blocks pain signals in the spinal cord and reduces sensation of pain, an animal study shows.
Electrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain, scientists have demonstrated. This new method provides hope that in the future we will be able to alleviate chronic pain without the side effects of opioid medications.
Abuse of prescription opioid medicines used to treat chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions, so much that the White House has announced new efforts to combat addiction and prevent the thousands of overdose-related deaths reported in the U.S. each year. read more
From all the injuries our body can sustain, damage to the brain is the most likely to cause death or permanent disabilities. Traumatic brain injury is a highly incident condition: it is estimated that up to 60 million people worldwide may suffer any type of traumatic brain injuries each year, including mild injuries, mainly due […]