Scientists have designed virtual human brain cells

For centuries, scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying the human brain have attempted to unlock its mysteries. The role the brain plays in human personality — as well as the myriad of disorders and conditions that come along with it — is often difficult to study because studying the organ while it’s still functioning in a human body is complicated. Now, researchers at The Allen Institute for Brain Science have introduced a new tool that could make such study a whole lot easier: functioning virtual brain cells.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/scientists-have-designed-virtual-human-brain-cells.html

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New type of microscope can peer into the brain of a living, moving creature

Researchers have developed a new microscope that can observe the brain activities in a zebrafish without affecting its behavior. The results could shed more light on how our own brains function.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/new-type-microscope-can-peer-into-brain-living-moving-creature.html

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Paying professors: Inside Google's academic influence campaign

Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/paying-professors-inside-googles-academic-influence-campaign.html

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Zapping your brain with electricity can aid creativity — but there's a catch

Need to make someone more creative? How about zapping their brain with an electric current? That’s the conclusion of an experiment carried out by researchers in the U.K. But it’s not quite as good as it sounds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/zapping-your-brain-with-electricity-can-aid-creativity-but-theres-catch.html

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How to take control of iOS autocorrect

Oh, autocorrect! Sometimes you’re so handy. You see the word “brain” and you know I meant “Brian.” You instantly switch letters around, turning nonsense into coherent words. You complete me – or, more accurately, you complete my sentences.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/22/how-to-take-control-ios-autocorrect.html

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Brain scans may reveal whether you committed a crime knowingly or recklessly

Neuroscientists have found that brain images reveal whether someone committed a crime knowingly or recklessly. It may seem like a small distinction but it could have a significant impact on the burgeoning field of “neurolaw.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/20/brain-scans-may-reveal-whether-committed-crime-knowingly-or-recklessly.html

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App alerts CPR-trained people to emergencies

Sudden cardiac arrest requires immediate CPR to prevent brain damage; a smartphone app connected to local 911 emergency systems alerts CPR-trained people within a quarter mile radius that their help is needed.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple’s personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.



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DARPA aims to restore memory for traumatic brain injury wounded

The Pentagon has ambitious plans to develop a prosthetic for the brain that, if successful, will restore memory functions lost to troops who suffered brain injuries as well as people losing their pasts to Alzheimer’s disease.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/03/darpa-aims-to-restore-memory-for-traumatic-brain-injury-wounded/

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Your dreams can be controlled by electrically stimulating your brain – body hackers and chronic nightmare sufferers rejoice!

Inception: Is he in a dream or not?
It appears that applying an electrical current to your brain not only boosts your cognitive powers, but it can also help you obtain the mystical ability of lucid dreaming, where you can control the plot and outcome of your dreams. These findings come from a new study that found that lucid dreaming could be induced in a full 70% of participants, with a simple (external) electrical current passed across the frontal lobe. This has obvious applications for body hackers — but perhaps more importantly it may have a medical use, too, in helping people who suffer from chronic nightmares.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/182209-lucid-dreaming-can-be-controlled-with-electric-stimulation-of-the-brain-body-hackers-and-chronic-nightmare-sufferers-rejoice

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