An evolutionary heads-up—the brain size advantage
A larger brain brings better cognitive performance. And so it seems only logical that a larger brain would offer a higher survival potential. In the course of evolution, large brains should therefore win ...
Researchers assess uniqueness, collectability, permanence of method for ERP biometrics
Researchers seeking to make computer brains smarter by making them more like our own
In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a circuit ...
Research team heads to Antarctic to get icy insight into how brain adapts to temperature change
At the southernmost extremes of the planet lives a fish different from all other vertebrates on Earth.
Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders
A Florida International University professor and his team this month published news of a scientific breakthrough that could lead to the noninvasive treatment of Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Brain learning simulated via electronic replica memory
Scientists are attempting to mimic the memory and learning functions of neurons found in the human brain. To do so, they investigated the electronic equivalent of the synapse, the bridge, making it possible for neurons to ...
Nano memory cell can mimic the brain's long-term memory
RMIT University researchers have mimicked the way the human brain processes information with the development of an electronic long-term memory cell.
New techniques for reprogramming stem cells target neurological disease models
As scientists overcome the technical challenges in reprogramming stem cells to produce biologically precise models of human neurons, these emerging model systems will accelerate research on understanding ...
Researchers create microscope allowing deep brain exploration
A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain.
Learning by doing helps students perform better in science
Students who physically experience scientific concepts understand them more deeply and score better on science tests, according to a new UChicago-led study.
Can cheap wine taste great? Brain imaging and marketing placebo effects
When consumers taste cheap wine and rate it highly because they believe it is expensive, is it because prejudice has blinded them to the actual taste, or has prejudice actually changed their brain function, causing them to ...
Human brain inspires computer memory
How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers at the Institut d'électronique fondamentale (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud) and CEA-List have unlocked ...
Interaction of carbon nanotubes and the blood-brain barrier
A paper published in Biomaterials studies the interaction of carbon nanotubes and the blood-brain barrier. It was carried by the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at the King's College London. Elzbieta Pach a ...