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What does Google want with DeepMind?

All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google ...

Jan 31, 2014
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The brain as a 'task machine'

The portion of the brain responsible for visual reading doesn't require vision at all, according to a new study published online on February 17 in Current Biology. Brain imaging studies of blind people as they read words ...

Feb 17, 2011
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New study shows brain's ability to reorganize

(PhysOrg.com) -- Visually impaired people appear to be fearless, navigating busy sidewalks and crosswalks, safely finding their way using nothing more than a cane as a guide. The reason they can do this, researchers suggest, ...

Nov 18, 2009
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Web-crawling the brain

The brain is a black box. A complex circuitry of neurons fires information through channels, much like the inner workings of a computer chip. But while computer processors are regimented with the deft economy of an assembly ...

Mar 09, 2011
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Mobile microscopes illuminate the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- By building a tiny microscope small enough to be carried around on a rats' head, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, have found a way to ...

Nov 03, 2009
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Phantom limbs learn impossible tricks

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research has shown that body images can be formed independently of external sensory inputs, and that the phantom limbs of amputees can be trained to carry out tasks that would be impossible ...

Oct 28, 2009 weblog
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Odors classified by networks of neurons

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), are unraveling how odors are processed by the brain. As they report in Nature, odors in the olfactory brain are cl ...

May 04, 2010
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Social robots see smell

"The thing that's been missing in robotics is a sense of smell," said biology professor Joseph Ayers.

Aug 13, 2013
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Brain's clock influenced by senses

Humans use their senses to help keep track of short intervals of time according to new research, which suggests that our perception of time is not maintained by an internal body clock alone.

Jan 20, 2011
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