neuroscience

Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of it.

A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition focused on purpose-driven innovation, and sponsor of TechCrunch Sessions: Climate, has chosen 10 category finalists and three Special Award winners to…

Meet the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals category finalists and special award winners

Figuring out what’s going on in the brain is generally considered to be somewhere between extremely difficult and impossible. One major challenge is that the best ways to do so…

Brain.space remakes the EEG for our modern world (and soon, off-world)

Apps like Calm and Endel are exploring an expanding new universe of what’s becoming known as “functional sound”. Calm and others are doing it in the meditation and sleep space,…

Spoke launches music therapy app for Gen Z, raises $1.5M round led by Ada Ventures

We need a concerted effort from the Department of Defense and the Veterans Affairs Administration to move proven science out of the lab and into the world to help people…

It’s time to end the war at home for troops with traumatic brain injuries

Loyal is building an animal pharmaceutical company that is developing therapeutics aimed at extending both lifespan and healthspan for dogs.

Loyal raises $27M, aims to give dog owners more time with their pets

Automation will displace 85 million jobs while simultaneously creating 97 million new jobs by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. Although that sounds like good news, the hard reality…

Employee talent predictor retrain.ai raised another $7M, adds Splunk as strategic investor

The company’s digital therapy platform works to measure and improve someone’s ability to walk after they have experienced a neurologic injury or disease.

MedRhythms raises $25M to get patients back in tune after a stroke

CorrActions, a noninvasive neuroscience startup that uses sensor data to evaluate a user’s cognitive state due to drowsiness, alcohol, fatigue and other issues, today announced that it has raised a…

CorrActions raises $2.7M to help avoid errors in human-machine interactions

An FDA pathway that’s greased the gears for COVID-19 vaccines and drugs has paved the way for something else: a new take on electroencephalography (EEG), the established brain-monitoring technique in…

‘It’s almost like placing an IV’: Brain monitoring electrode receives FDA 510(k) clearance

After revealing its first fund just last year, a $100 million pool of investment capital dedicated to early stage startups focusing on sustainable food development, clean energy, health innovation and…

Prime Movers Lab raises $245 million for second fund to invest in early stage science startups

Portuguese VC Faber has hit the first close of its Faber Tech II fund at €20.5 million ($24.3 million). The fund will focus on early-stage data-driven startups starting from Southern…

Portugal’s Faber reaches $24.3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia

LA-based bio science startup Kernel has raised $53 million from investors, including General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Eldridge, Manta Ray Ventures, Tiny Blue Dot and more. The funding is the first…

Kernel raises $53 million for its non-invasive ‘Neuroscience as a Service’ technology

Responsibly managing machine learning processes is no longer just a desirable component of progress but a necessary one.

We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias

A team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), along with WVU’s Medicine department and staff from Oura Health have developed a platform they say…

Researchers use biometrics, including data from the Oura Ring, to predict COVID-19 symptoms in advance

While some U.S. investors might have taken comfort from China’s rebound, we still find ourselves in the early innings of this period of uncertainty.

6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic

Matteo Franceschetti, CEO of Eight Sleep, would prefer that you don’t call his startup a mattress company. Eight Sleep does sell mattresses, albeit smart ones packed with sensors and temperature…

Eight Sleep CEO says his startup is more than a mattress company

There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that electrical stimulation applied to the brain can help improve memory and cognitive function. A recent study conducted by researchers from Boston University…

Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out

Opioid addiction is easily one of the top widespread healthcare issues facing the U.S., and research indicates we’re nowhere near achieving any kind of significant mitigating solution. But a team…

The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway

When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid…

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

All over the globe, the population of people who are aged 65 and older is growing faster than every other age group. According to United Nations data, by 2050, one…

This startup just raised $8 million to help busy doctors assess the cognitive health of 50 million seniors

Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a way for a person…

Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery

There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, BlackThorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting…

Neurobehavioral health company BlackThorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders

As studies show that early diagnosis and preventative therapies can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s, startups that are working to diagnose the disease earlier are gaining more attention and…

As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease

Vincross, the company behind the six-legged robot Hexa, said on Tuesday that it has picked up $10 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Lenovo Capital, the startup…

Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross

Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, while testing the “station keeping” functions of the glass knifefish, have created an augmented reality system that tricks the animal’s electric sensing…

Researchers are putting fish into augmented reality tanks

This simple spreadsheet of machine learning foibles may not look like much but it’s a fascinating exploration of how machines “think.” The list, compiled by researcher Victoria Krakovna, describes various…

How machine learning systems sometimes surprise us

Human action requires motivation, but what exactly are those motivations? Donating money to a charity might be motivated by altruism, and yet, only 1% of donations are anonymous. Donors don’t…

Why we lie to ourselves every day

Today, in San Francisco, at a gathering of roughly 400 women organized by the young AllRaise — a growing group of female funders and founders who aim to accelerate the success of…

‘Grit’ author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when it’s okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit

The IEEE has showcased one of the coolest research projects I’ve seen this month: virtual smells. By stimulating your olfactory nerve with a system that looks like one of those…

Researchers create virtual smells by electrocuting your nose