Brain

  • Scientists Are Preparing To Pull The Words Out Of Your Brain

    Scientists Are Preparing To Pull The Words Out Of Your Brain

    Get out the tinfoil hats boys, paranoia just got real. A recent article published in the “Journal Of Neural Engineering” revealed how scientists connected 16 microelectrodes to two different parts of a patients brain, allowing them to determine what word the person was thinking. The technology is being developed to help people that are paralyzed and unable to speak, and while… Read More

  • Brains, brains, scanning brains

    Brains, brains, scanning brains

    Researchers would be wasting their time, and their patrons’ money, scanning my brain. They’d quickly find nothing but World of Warcraft Auction House strategies and an incredible amount of space devoted to translation Marca, A Bola, La Gazzetta Dello Sport, and France Football every morning. Maybe if they’d scan, say, the brains of Fez Whatley or Vince McMahon, then… Read More

  • Hitachi's develops brain signal-powered remote control

    Hitachi's develops brain signal-powered remote control

    We all knew this would come one day, especially since the basic technology has been around for some time, and now we have it: A brain activity-powered remote control that can be used without you having to lift a finger. The Hitachi device is unfortunately a prototype, but at least they’re planning to commercialize it within three to four years. The technology is being developed not for… Read More

  • New brain machine lets you play pinball by thoughts alone

    New brain machine lets you play pinball by thoughts alone

    It’s one thing to develop an interface that lets you control slow-moving robots with your thoughts alone, but it’s quite another to let you play pinball that way. But a machine built by researchers at prestigious Technische Universität Berlin in Germany makes just that possible. Read More

  • T-minus “several months” for brainwave games

    T-minus “several months” for brainwave games

    Can’t wait to play video games with your braaaaain? Well in “several months” you should be able to purchase the Emotiv EPOC. We’ve been keeping tabs on the progress of this gadget and we’re excited. I dunno how well the tech will work on a massive scale – what with everybody having different brains and all – but the demo at IDF was pretty cool. Read More

  • This robot has a rat brain

    Scientists in the UK (well, Reading) have developed a robot that has an actual brain. Like, the brain is made out of rat neurons. So already this robot is smarter than Biggs. The scientists, from the University of Reading, put together the robot so they can better study “how memories are actually stored in a biological brain.” That it may help them study diseases like… Read More

  • Brain pacemaker could keep us all happy

    Brain pacemaker could keep us all happy

    A small device, implanted in the chest, can potentially treat depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder in most patients. The device, produced by Medtronic, prevents recurring feelings of depression or obsession by shocking the brain consistently. Seventeen patients, diagnosed as having major depressive disorder, were followed for a year and demonstrated overall improvement in mood as well… Read More

  • I-Doser: How does this thing work? I want to float!

    I-Doser: How does this thing work? I want to float!

    On What.cd? yesterday, a freeleech torrent was uploaded containing a bunch of I-Doser FLACs. Now, call me ignorant or whatever, but how do I get these things to work reliably? I tried following the directions as best as I could—turn the lights out, relax, have a good pair of headphones, etc.—but I simply couldn’t get anything to happen. I tried the Lucid Dream and Hand of God… Read More

  • Happy Neuron Keeps The Noggin Free Of Cobwebs

    Happy Neuron Keeps The Noggin Free Of Cobwebs

    Getting old sucks, doesn’t it? One of the downfalls is that your brain isn’t quite as sharp as it was five, 10 or 25 years ago. It’s important to exercise the brain to try and combat the effects of old age and hopefully deter diseases linked to growing older such as Alzheimer’s. This is where Happy Neuron’s 25 brain fitness games can keep the five major… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Argh My Head

    Daily Crunch: Argh My Head

    Well Friday wasn’t the busiest of news days, but quality over quantity right? These are some of the biggest stories from the day that was yesterday. For now I’m gonna go try to work off this hangover.
    TiVo Slaps EchoStar, Its Customers Apple’s New Xserve
    Marriott Hotels Ready Wireless Check-In Lion’s Gate Movies Coming to iTunes Brain XP Read More

  • Brain XP

    Brain XP

    Livescience reports that the brain, when waking, will boot up like a computer. Nitric oxide seems to be the “on” switch of the brain, as when the person wakes it triggers certain functions that will set the scene for increasingly complex activities—such as going to the bathroom. Scientists have found that the thalamus might not be the primitive structure they had… Read More