Brains

VR could trick stroke victims' brains toward recovery     – CNET
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Researchers at the University of Southern California are examining how virtual reality could promote brain plasticity and recovery.

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Smart jewelry tested: do beautiful devices have the brains to compete?
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Technology is shrinking, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting more subtle. Smartwatches are gaining popularity in the wearable world, but most make themselves painfully known by looking like high-tech gadgets. Not all wearables are fashion crimes, though; there’s a sector of smart jewelry trying to thrive in this space by fighting […]

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Why our brains lead us astray when we take things at face value
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Enlarge / Faces. (credit: Anna Carol / Flickr) The Industrial Revolution was a dizzying time. People were moving from small outposts to big cities; they were crossing borders and settling far from their roots. Society had been so much simpler for the past couple of million years, when everyone for the most part lived in […]

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Degenerative Brain Disease Found In Nearly All Donated NFL Player Brains, Says Study
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A new study published Tuesday in the journal American Medical Association found that 110 out of 111 brains of those who played in the NFL had degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). NPR reports: In the study, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players at all levels. Nearly 88 percent of […]

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Mice’s aging brains reset to youthful state by cannabinoid
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Enlarge / Maybe that’s how Willie Nelson keeps performing at 84. (credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images) While medical marijuana has been promoted as a treatment for a variety of ailments, finding anyone who promotes it as a memory boost is rare. Yet a German-Israeli team of researchers has just published a paper suggesting that […]

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Boffins turn timid mice into psycho killers – by firing lasers into brains
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Admittedly, we’d all want to tear everything apart if we had kit shoved in our heads Video  Scientists have turned wimpy mice into ferocious hunters by zapping their brains with a laser.…

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Lenovo hires tech ‘big brains’ to turn around crappy sales
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PC sales drop? Tick. Data centre down? Tick? Mobile? Of course With sales shrinking in every corner of the portfolio and staff losing their jobs, Lenovo said Thursday it has hired some of the industry’s “top minds” – presumably to help it figure a way out of its perfect storm.…

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​Intel has a new chip to bring brains to your car     – Roadshow
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The A3900 is designed to give cars digital dashboards and help them spot pedestrians. It and its E3900 cousin are about twice as fast as predecessors.

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Astronauts on long-haul space flights risk getting ‘space brains’
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*Insert Trump joke here* Astronauts flying to Mars are in danger of long-term brain damage and dementia from the onslaught of radiation in galactic cosmic rays, according to a new study.…

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