A team of Brown University researchers has used a brain-computer interface to reconstruct English words from neural signals recorded in the brains of nonhuman primates.... NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Novela Neurotech’s “smart” neural interface displayed at Creative Destruction Lab  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Novela Neurotech, a MedTech company developing AI-powered wireless, "smart" neural interface systems, joins Canada's Creative Destruction Lab to further fine-tune its health technologies to the needs of patients... more
Baby and adult brains 'sync up' during play  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natural play, and they found measurable connections in their neural activity. In other words, baby... more
Computer model of the brain provides insights into damage caused by stroke, other injuries  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
He calls it his "chocolate and peanut butter moment." A University at Buffalo neuroimaging researcher has developed a computer model... more
How decisions unfold in a zebrafish brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers were able to track the activity of each neuron in the entire brain of zebrafish larvae and reconstruct the unfolding of neuronal events as the animals repeatedly made 'left or right' choices in... more
Research identifies changes in neural circuits underlying self-control during adolescence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers applied tools from network science to identify how anatomical connections in the brain develop to support neural activity underlying executive function. more
New clues to help explain how a 2,600-year-old brain survived to modern times  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has found a clue to explain how a 2,600-year-old brain could have survived until modern times in... more
New wireless, light-activated electrode advances neural stimulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Neural stimulation is a pioneering technology that can be used to recover function and improve the quality of life for individuals who suffer from brain injury or disease. more
In mice, alcohol dependence results in brain-wide remodeling of functional architecture  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Using novel imaging technologies, researchers produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction and abstinence remodel neural physiology and function in mice. more
Researchers claim to have evidence of 500-million-year old fossilized arthropod brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers at Harvard University has found what they believe to be evidence of a fossilized arthropod brain. In their paper published in Proceedings... more
Wave physics as an analog recurrent neural network  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Analog machine learning hardware platforms promise to be faster and more energy efficient than their digital counterparts. Wave physics, as found in acoustics and optics, is a natural candidate for building analog... more
Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing... more
Decoding hidden brain chatter to advance neuroprostheses  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists eavesdropped on neurons and discovered a stable signal driving common movement skills like typing sneakers. They were able to preserve and reconstruct these patterns in what is a major advance for neuroprostheses for... more
Rejuvenating the brain with stem cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. The research group used a method to stimulate the small pool of neural stem cells that reside in... more
Brain tumor 'GPS' maps soon be tested in clinical trials  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A GPS map to guide neural navigation devices developed by a Case Western Reserve University cancer researcher has shown 90% accuracy in pinpointing brain tumors and will soon... more
Researchers impart new ability to control paralyzed hands via artificial neural connection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Restoration of lost motor function after stroke is typically accomplished after strenuous rehabilitation therapy lasting for over months. However, new research published by a... more
Inverse design of porous materials using artificial neural networks  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Generating optimal nanomaterials using artificial neural networks can potentially lead to a notable revolution in future materials design. Although progress has been made in creating small and simple molecules, complex... more
Deficiency of TRPM2 leads to embryonic neurogenesis defects in hyperthermia  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Temperature homeostasis is critical for fetal development. The heat sensor protein TRPM2 (transient receptor potential channel M2) plays crucial roles in the heat response, but its function and... more
Making sense of the self  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains unclear. Neuroscientists now demonstrate how the insular cortex orchestrates the process. The work represents the first steps toward... more
Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  nanowerk · 4 days
As Moore's Law comes to an end with a limit to the number of transistors that fit on a chip, a paradigm of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the... more
A neural network as an anchor point  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Quantum mechanics is a well-established theory, but at a macroscopic level it leads to intractable contradictions. Now ETH physicists are proposing to resolve the problem with the aid of neural networks. more
Research may open new avenues for big advance in neuroprostheses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Once you learn a skill like tying your sneakers, you can perform it consistently over the years. This suggests the neural activity in the brain associated with the... more
Researchers discover glioblastoma origins using brain organoids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Glioblastomas are the most aggressive form of brain cancer -; they grow and spread rapidly through the brain and are virtually impossible to eradicate, typically leading to death within one or two years of... more
New open-source software judges accuracy of computer predictions of cancer genetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have created new open-source software which determines the accuracy of computer predictions of genetic variation within tumor samples. more
Wave physics as an analog recurrent neural network  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Analog machine learning hardware offers a promising alternative to digital counterparts as a more energy efficient and faster platform. Wave physics based on acoustics and optics is a natural candidate to build... more
Memory engrams: Recalling the past and imagining the future  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In 1904, Richard Semon introduced the term "engram" to describe the neural substrate for storing memories. An experience, Semon proposed, activates a subset of cells that undergo off-line, persistent chemical... more
Scientists breach brain barriers to attack tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats... more
Evidence for engrams as neural basis for memory  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Though scientist Richard Semon introduced the concept of the "engram" 115 years ago to posit a neural basis for memory, direct evidence for engrams has only begun to accumulate recently as sophisticated... more
How do sea stars move without a brain? The answer could impact robotics and more
Vital Signs: The end of the checkout signals a dire future for those without the right skills
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles
Researchers discover new strategy in the fight against antibiotic resistance
A tool to democratize nanopore research
Surprising beauty found in bacterial cultures
Study reveals how clotting protein and blood platelets promote immune evasion, tumor progression
Top-up funding awarded to 76 ERC grantees to bring frontier research closer to market
Climbing trees reveals a housing shortage for tree-rats and other endangered animals
An 18-carat gold nugget made of plastic