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Huge leaps in AI have made facial recognition smarter than your brain     – CNET
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There are privacy concerns, but facial recognition now can help get your doctor visit, and your vacation, started.

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Possible Superconductivity In the Brain?
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“The unprecedented power of the brain suggests that it may process information quantum-mechanically,” according to a new research paper. Long-time Slashdot reader time961 writes: Pavlo Mikheenko, a superconductivity researcher at the University of Oslo, has published a paper in the Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism (abstract only; arxiv pre-print here) suggesting that microtubule structures […]

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Scientists just found a previously unknown part of the human brain     – CNET
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A brain cartographer suggests the cluster of cells appears unique to humans and may be responsible for fine motor control.

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Paralyzed Individuals Operate Tablet With Brain Implant
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Last year, a study from the BrainGate consortium reported that a brain-computer interface (BCI) enabled a paralyzed man to type up to eight words per minute via thoughts alone. Now, according to new results from a BrainGate2 clinical trial, the same BCI was used to help three participants operate an off-the-shelf tablet. IEEE Spectrum reports: […]

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A Nanoscale Look At a Complete Fly Brain
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Controlled Environments Magazine: Two high-speed electron microscopes. 7,062 brain slices. 21 million images. For a team of scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, these numbers add up to a technical first: a high-resolution digital snapshot of the adult fruit fly brain. […]

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Alzheimer's Link To Herpes Virus In Brain, Say Scientists
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Tests of brain tissue from nearly 1,000 people found that two strains of herpes virus were far more abundant in the brains of those with early-stage Alzheimer’s than in healthy controls. “[S]cientists are divided on whether viruses are likely to be an active trigger, or whether the brains of people already on the path towards […]

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Don’t charge your brain implant during thunderstorms, docs warn after incident
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Enlarge (credit: Getty | Barcroft Media) Last year, futurist Elon Musk announced a new project: a medical research company called Neuralink set to develop a new generation of brain implant devices—which may, among other things, help us in the coming AI apocalypse. But evil robots aside, the devices first have to face a more nefarious […]

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Human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?
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Enlarge / Brains are gross. (credit: Adeel Anwar / Flickr) The premiere of the second season of Westworld is a perfect time to ponder what makes us human. This is not new territory; such questions have long been dealt with in works of fiction, and they have appeared in science in the form of studies […]

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Eating world’s hottest pepper sparks brain disorder, thunderclap headaches
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Enlarge / Mature Carolina Reaper. (credit: Magnolia677) Extremely hot peppers don’t just blister your mouth and bum—they can also spark fiery havoc in your brain, according to a report published Monday in BMJ Case Reports. An otherwise healthy 34-year-old man developed a blood-flow disorder in his brain and suffered several debilitating “thunderclap” headaches after entering […]

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