Brain

Researchers recreate a brain, piece by piece

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a method for growing and connecting single neurons using geometric patterns to route the neurons more precisely, cell by cell. The article, “A

This jolly little robot gets goosebumps

Cornell researchers have made a little robot that can express its emotions through touch, sending out little spikes when it’s scared or even getting goosebumps to express delight or excitement.

BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

Israel-based BrainQ is a new neurotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies Kernel and Neuralink. But it's early days in this industry, including for BrainQ, which plans

Curious to crack the neural code? Listen carefully

Perhaps for the first time ever, our noggins have stolen the spotlight from our hips. The media, popular culture, science and business are paying more attention to the brain than ever. Billionaires w

Google’s Tensor2Tensor makes it easier to conduct deep learning experiments

Google’s brain team is open sourcing Tensor2Tensor, a new deep learning library designed to help researchers replicate results from recent papers in the field and push the boundaries of what&#82

Humans can now move complex robot arms just by thinking

Most robotic arm systems required a very complex and very invasive brain implant… until now. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new system that requires only a sexy helmet

Researchers use machine learning to pull interest signals from readers’ brain waves

How will people sift and navigate information intelligently in the future, when there's even more data being pushed at them? Information overload is a problem we struggle with now, so the need for bet

Bryan Johnson invests $100 million in Kernel to unlock the power of the human brain

Earlier this year, former Braintree founder Bryan Johnson publicly announced his plans to forge Kernel, a company with the sole purpose of building hardware and software to augment human intelligence.

Meet Brain, The AI Engine That Wants To Replace Search

Fifteen miles away from where Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked out of their first office developing the technology that would become Google, a team of eleven engineers no older than 20 are hard a

Thync Has Raised $13M To Change Your Mood With Ultrasound Waves (And Electricity)

Thync is a startup looking to give consumers another avenue to change their mental state, one which doesn't involve significantly altering your daily habits or metabolizing substances which may or may

Scientists Are Preparing To Pull The Words Out Of Your Brain

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/brain-speaks-language-microelectrode.jpg" />Get out the tinfoil hats boys, paranoia just got real. A recent article published in the "<a

Brains, brains, scanning brains

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/psychomantis.jpg" />Researchers would be wasting their time, and their patrons' money, scanning my brain. They'd quickly find nothing but

Hitachi's develops brain signal-powered remote control

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/hitachi_brain_remote_control.jpg" /> We all knew this would come one day, especially since the basic technology has been around for some

New brain machine lets you play pinball by thoughts alone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pinball_brain.png" /> It's one thing to develop an interface that lets you control slow-moving robots with your thoughts alone, but it's

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

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

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 depressio

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 di

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

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 th
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