News tagged with brain activity

Brain powered robot

(PhysOrg.com) -- A squat, circular robot scurries along the floor of a laboratory, moving left, then right, then left again, before coming to a stop. A Northeastern University student researcher commands the gadget through ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Engineering
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Brain's master switch verified

The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State University researcher.

dateMay 07, 2010 in Biochemistry
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If only a robot could be more like a cockroach

Studies have indicated that insects rely on their brains to respond to what they feel and see. But for the first time, researchers have shown a direct link between neurons at the center of an insect brain and changes in behavior. ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Free will is an illusion, biologist says

(PhysOrg.com) -- When biologist Anthony Cashmore claims that the concept of free will is an illusion, he's not breaking any new ground. At least as far back as the ancient Greeks, people have wondered how humans seem to have ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Other feature
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