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 ...
Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income
Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students.
Computers that mimic the function of the brain
Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless ...
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
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.
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.
New transitional stem cells discovered
Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency cesarean sections early in pregnancies to save the lives of the infants and mothers. ...
Complex cognition shaped the Stone Age hand axe, study shows
The ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the "central executive" function of working memory, a new study finds.
Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone
A novel liquid-immersible micro-electromechanical systems scanning mirror
Dr. Jun Zou, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and several co-authors recently had their paper published in the prestigious research ...
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 ...