neuroscience

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

Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizing bas

Revising the results of last year’s study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementia

Revising the results of their headline-grabbing, decade-long study, researchers from top universities still believe that a brain training exercise from app developer Posit Science can actually reduce

Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering

It seems there's nothing but bad news out there lately, but here's some good news -- the nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a new fund called the Conscious Accelerator to combat l

DARPA awards $65 million to develop the perfect, tiny two-way brain-computer interface

With $65 million in new funding, DARPA seeks to develop neural implants that make it possible for the human brain to speak directly to computer interfaces. As part of its Neural Engineering System Des

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

IBM is working with the Air Force Research Lab on a TrueNorth 64-chip array

IBM is working with the U.S. Air Force to improve its TrueNorth line of chips designed to optimize the performance of machine learning models at the hardware level. The new 64-chip array will consist

Accenture, can I ask you a few questions?

Hey Accenture, are you aware that your PR firm is pitching your latest corporate beta for a creepy face and emotion-monitoring algorithm as a party trick?

Neurable nets $2 million to build brain-controlled software for AR and VR

As consumers get their first taste of voice-controlled home robots and motion-based virtual realities, a quiet swath of technologists are thinking big picture about what comes after that. The answer h

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

A new brain health app from Neurotrack warns users of memory decline

A Redwood City, Calif. startup called Neurotrack Technologies Inc. has created a brain health app that is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of memory, and work to find a cure for Alzheimer&#8

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.

Brain-computer interface lets a man with a spinal injury feel robotic fingers

"Index... ring... pinky... index... middle..." Nathan Copeland is telling a researcher which of his fingers he feels a touch on. But the researcher is touching a robotic hand, not Copeland's, whose

Basis Peak watches recalled, service shutting down due to overheating

Basis Peak, a fitness watch tracking your health and sleep habits, is now being recalled by the company after reports of overheating. The Intel subsidiary first sent a statement about the overheating

Halo is building a wearable to make athletes better, stronger, faster

Halo Neuroscience wants to build a new category of wearable. Not for passively tracking human activity, as so many existing wearables are, but for actively and positively influencing physical abilitie

High schooler’s 3D printed ‘mini-brain’ bioreactor accelerates Zika research

What are you planning on doing this summer? Probably not designing a revolutionary new bioreactor in which a thousand "mini-brains" can undergo testing. You're probably not designing a bioreactor at a

Don’t want your startup to fail? Arianna Huffington tells founders to go to bed

Sleep deprivation is the undoing of startup founders, according to Arianna Huffington . “There is this kind of founder myth that if you are a founder you can’t afford to get enough sleep,

Rythm raises $11M to pursue sleep-improving neurotechnology

French startup Rythm, which makes a tech-infused headset it claims improves sleep quality, announced Tuesday that it's raised over $11 million from private investors and public grants.

Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation

You know Kung Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of commercial and military pilots into the heads
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