We're deep into the days of Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as SAD. The lack of sunlight causes our levels of serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that impacts our mood; and melatonin, a hormone that impacts our mood and sleep patterns; to drop. Show More Summary
When the flare lit up, filling the cavern with a thousand shades of purple and green, a brief, mad thought passed Jun's brain. An alien intelligence must have passed through here, he decided, and directed the ice to flow like streaks of oil paint smudged into the darkness. Show More Summary
A pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will assess the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the medial forebrain bundle of the brain for treatment-resistant depression.
Wondering why brands having nothing to do with sports feature athletes in their messages? This post will tell you how technology is letting brands deep inside what makes our brains tick. Last week, we covered how we become conditioned to social media habits, and how technology is changing the way everyone involved experiences the Olympic […]
Seriously. Watching this awesome machine bend wires in different shapes puts my brain into deep hypnotized mode. The manufacturer claims it is the fastest wire bending machine in the world. I don't know if that's true or not, but it's unreal. Read more...
Using a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser technology, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have successfully treated a malignant tumor deep inside a patient's brain. This is the first time that this FDA-approved laser-based treatment has been performed in California.
A team of UCA researchers led by Professor Esther Berrocoso and in joint collaboration with the mental health research groups of the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM) have carried out a pioneering project in Spain.
A region deep inside the brain controls how quickly people make decisions about love, according to new research. The finding, made in an examination of a 48-year-old man who suffered a stroke, provides the first causal clinical evidence...Show More Summary
A region deep inside the brain controls how quickly people make decisions about love, according to new research at the University of Chicago. The finding, made in an examination of a 48-year-old man who suffered a stroke, provides the...Show More Summary
Fear is primal. In the wild, it serves as a protective mechanism, allowing animals to avoid predators or other perceived threats. For humans, fear is much more complex. A normal amount keeps us safe from danger. But in extreme cases, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), too much fear can prevent people from living healthy, productive lives. Show More Summary
Fear is primal. In the wild, it serves as a protective mechanism, but for humans, fear is more complex. A normal amount keeps us safe. But too much fear, like PTSD, can prevent people from living healthy lives. Researchers are working to understand how the brain translates fear into action. Show More Summary
Netflix has announced that it is making a big investment in "deep learning," an artificial intelligence (AI) technique used to mimic the reasoning of the human brain. The goal of this effort is to improve their recommendations engine...Show More Summary
Google isn't the only company looking to make lots and lots of computers function more like human brains. Netflix might start doing the same to improve video recommendations.
There are few things more personal than one’s aesthetic taste. When you really connect to a piece of art or music, it touches something deep inside. It moves you in a way that often escapes words. But what’s going on in your brain when you are moved like this? This question is explored in the […]
Out of ideas? Stop racking your brain: Take a deep breath and reflect. I had a friend ask me if I ever run out of ideas of things to write about, because my blog gives the impression that I don't. Read Full Story
More than a decade ago, UCLA researchers demonstrated that a lack of hypocretin-containing neurons in the brain contributes to narcolepsy, a disorder characterized by uncontrollable periods of deep sleep. Now, the same team reveals that...Show More Summary
Among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, female, black, and Asian patients are substantially less likely to receive proven deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to improve tremors and motor symptoms, according to a new report by a Perelman...Show More Summary
Anyone following the case of Jahi McMath, a California teenager declared brain dead after an operation at an Oakland-area children’s hospital went awry, awoke Monday to substantive news.
Intel's (INTC) Consumer Electronics Show press conference at Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas is kicking off with the company's head of “perceptual computing,” Mooly Eden. He's going to take a “deep dive” into the topic of perception as it relates to computing. Eden starts with the obligatory seminar on the history or computing, then [...]