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Human brain

Scientists might have finally figured out how memories work

March 9th, 2022

Researchers might have figured out how the brain makes memories. A group of researchers with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a new study in Nature Neuroscience. In it, they say they have identified and observed specific brain cells responsible for creating and storing human memories. Figuring out how memories work could give …

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The brain activity of a dying person was recorded for the first time ever

February 27th, 2022

A patient’s unexpected death during a study has given us the first recording of a dying human brain. Scientists managed to capture the unique event while monitoring the brain waves of an 87-year-old-epilepsy patient. During the study, the patient experienced a heart attack and died while still being monitored. It’s a unique situation and one …

Brain Implant

A revolutionary implant just let a paralyzed man write using his brain

May 13th, 2021

Spinal injuries that can lead to complete paralysis are medical conditions that have no cure. The nerves in the spinal cord can’t be healed to restore motor function, but researchers are looking at other ways to bypass the injury and allow paralyzed people to perform some of the tasks that aren’t available to them after …

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Scientists figured out a cool way to read your brain

April 5th, 2021

Among the many buzzy pet projects and aspirations which you sometimes hear tech moguls like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg talk about that fall outside of their company’s core missions is the development of a dystopian-sounding direct link between computers and the human brain. The creepiness factor notwithstanding, they’ll regale audiences and journalists about what …

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Scientists figured out why humans have big brains

March 24th, 2021

Humans are the smartest living creatures on Earth. Well, maybe not “smart” entirely, but we’re at least the most advanced creatures when it comes to brain development, and scientists really want to know why. Evolution, sure, but the actual nuts and bolts of why our brains develop differently than those of other great apes and …

Cognitive Decline

Scientists might have figured out how to reverse aging in the brain

January 22nd, 2021

A Stanford team has figured out how to reverse aging in the brain and restore mental acuity, a breakthrough that could one day lead to drugs that treat medical conditions and cognitive decline. The researchers found a way to block the inflammation responsible for the cognitive decline that comes with age. Using drugs tailored to …