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Can Computerized Brain Training Prevent Dementia?
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“Researchers believe they have found a link between speed-of-processing training and a reduction in cognitive decline among the elderly,” reports the New Yorker. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes an article about how this new long-term study actually contradicts much of the previous science. In October of 2014 a group of more than seventy academics published […]

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The Great Brain Scan Scandal: It isn’t just boffins who should be ashamed
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It’s the luvvies who went mad for fMRI neurobabble Special Report  If the fMRI brain-scanning fad is well and truly over, then many fashionable intellectual ideas look like collateral damage, too.…

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A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons
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“When you have this gigantic thing looming in front of you with the lights draping over it and it’s just exploding with activity, even a little kid can look at that and just be like, ‘Holy shit! This is really complicated.’” The post A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons appeared […]

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Brain infections may spark Alzheimer’s, new study suggests
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Strands of beta amyloid fibrils form around yeast in culture media. (credit: Credit: D.K.V. Kumar et al. / Science Translational Medicine (2016)]) The protein globs that jam brain circuits in people with Alzheimer’s disease may not result from a sloppy surplus, but rather a bacterial battle, a new study suggests. Previously, researchers assumed that the protein—beta amyloid—was just […]

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29 years of data shows no mobile phone brain cancer link
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Steep increase in phone use produces ‘no increase in brain cancer incidence’ An Australian study has found no increase in brain cancers over the last 29 years, despite enormous increase in use of mobile phones.…

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Phones don't cause brain cancer, latest study says – CNET
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Australian researchers finds no direct correlation between brain cancer and mobile phones after nearly three decades of use.

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Brain Implant Enables Quadriplegic Man to Play Guitar Hero With His Hands
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Six years ago while vacationing with friends, Ian Burkhart suffered an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. A new system now allows him to make complex movements with his hand and fingers, making him the first person in history to regain function using signals from his brain. Read more…

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Minecraft: The video game that builds kids' brain cells – CNET
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From CNET Magazine: Microsoft’s highly popular game can help children learn everything from programming, science and math to art, languages and history.

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ICYMI: Brain injury gadget, DARPA future plane and more
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Samsung has jumped on the preventing-brain-injury bandwagon, developing a brainBAND to light up to indicate the severity of a hit in contact sports. Meanwhile, DARPA is designing a new airplane that is a blend betwee…

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