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Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. The device could speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression, | Read more...

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First-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm without brain implants

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a comput | Read more...

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How the brain changes when mastering a new skill

Researchers have discovered what happens in the brain as people learn how to perform tasks, which could lead to improved lives for people with brain injuries. The study revealed that new neural activity patterns emerge with long-term learning and established a causal link between these patterns and new behavioral | Read more...

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How to enhance or suppress memories

New research shows memories are pliable if you know which regions of the brain's hippocampus to stimulate -- a finding that could someday enable personalized treatment for people with PTSD, depression an | Read more...

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Creativity is not just for the young, study finds

If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they're young, you are missing part of the story. A new study of winners of the Nobel Prize in economics finds that there are two different life cycles of creativity, one that hits some people early in their career and another that more often strikes late | Read more...

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How we make complex decisions

Neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that helps break complex decisions down into smaller pieces. The study sheds light on how the brain reasons about probable causes of failure after a hierarchy of | Read more...

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A brain region for Pokémon characters?

Adults who played Pokémon videogames extensively as children have a brain region that responds preferentially to images of Pikachu and other characters from t | Read more...

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Treats might mask true intelligence

Rewards are frequently used to encourage learning, but rewards may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new study with rodents an | Read more...

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After death, You’re Aware That You’ve died, Say Scientists

Some evidence attributes a certain neurological phenomenon to a near death e | Read more...