Researchers show brain waves can 'write' on a computer in early tests
Neuroscientists at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Fla., have demonstrated how brain waves can be used to type alphanumerical characters on a computer screen. By merely focusing on the "q" in a matrix of letters, ...
Toyota technology has brain waves move wheelchair
(AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. says it has developed a way of steering a wheelchair by just detecting brain waves, without the person having to move a muscle or shout a command.
Helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought (w/ Video)
A remote controlled helicopter has been flown through a series of hoops around a college gymnasium in Minnesota. It sounds like your everyday student project; however, there is one caveat… the helicopter ...
Mind-reading computers turn heads at high-tech fair
Devices allowing people to write letters or play pinball using just the power of their brains have become a major draw at the world's biggest high-tech fair.
Neuroscientist: Think twice about cutting music in schools
At a press briefing today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, a Northwestern University neuroscientist will argue that music training has profound effects that shape the sensory system ...
NeuroSky lets gamers use their brains
NeuroSky wants gamers to start using their brains. The start-up that specializes in technology to measure brainwaves was at the Electronic Entertainment Expo here this week showing videogame titans how they ...
Brain study shows that thinking about God reduces distress -- but only for believers
Thinking about God may make you less upset about making errors, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers measured brain waves for a ...
Augmented reality puts the squeeze into virtual hugs (w/ Video)
Now you really can reach out and touch someone through the Internet, with the help of a wearable robot designed by a husband-and-wife team of scientists based in Japan.
Brain wave patterns can predict blunders, new study finds
From spilling a cup of coffee to failing to notice a stop sign, everyone makes an occasional error due to lack of attention. Now a team led by a researcher at the University of California, Davis, in collaboration ...
Japan eyes 'mind-reading' devices, robots by 2020: report
Japan plans to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought alone and hopes to market them within a decade, the Nikkei daily reported Thursday.
A Single Neuron Can Change the Activity of the Whole Brain
(PhysOrg.com) -- The pulsing of a single neuron can switch a brain’s waves from the equivalent of a big ocean swell to ripples on a pond, according to new research from Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator ...
Schizophrenia could be revealed by distinctive sleep pattern
When people with schizophrenia sleep, their brain waves show a distinctive pattern that may someday lead to one of the first biological markers for this devastating mental illness.
Team reports brain-controlled ambulation in robotic leg test
Cell phone use may have effect on brain activity, but health consequences unknown
In a preliminary study, researchers found that 50-minute cell phone use was associated with increased brain glucose metabolism (a marker of brain activity) in the region closest to the phone antenna, but the finding is of ...