Revolutionary algorithm will soon let scientists simulate the entire human brain

Revolutionary algorithm will soon let scientists simulate the entire human brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we can simulate 10 percent of the human brain in a supercomputer, but a whole brain simulation would revolutionise neuroscience, unlock the secrets of the brain and lead to new breakthrough cognitive treatments.   The renowned physicist Dr. Richard Feynman once said “What I...

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Researchers use mind-reading AI to put people’s thoughts on TV

Researchers use mind-reading AI to put people’s thoughts on TV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to read people’s minds, and visualise what they’re thinking and their memories on a screen will revolutionise almost every part of society, and that’s before we start talking about telepathy and futuristic brain downloading.   It already seems a little like computers can...

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Scientists use magnetism to remotely control mice

Scientists use magnetism to remotely control mice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists ability to control mice remotely using magnetism could open up new avenues to treat a wide range of degenerative neurological disorders.   An international group of scientists based at the Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS) has, for the first time, demonstrated that...

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Scientists found a way to selectively erase memories forever

Scientists found a way to selectively erase memories forever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine being able to forget memories at the flick of a switch, and now imagine the impact that would have on your life, good or bad. As scientists unravel the mysteries of the brain one day this will become science fact.   One thing that...

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Facebook launches itself into developing brain reading tech

Facebook launches itself into developing brain reading tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mark Zuckerberg wants to create the world’s largest, and maybe only, telepathic network and he’s slowly pulling all the pieces together.   As if Facebook wasn’t already pervasive enough in everyday life, with the total number of users reaching two billion people, the company’s newly...

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Dreamcatchers, researchers announce they can see into people’s dreams

Dreamcatchers, researchers announce they can see into people’s dreams

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the nascent technology that allows us to stream live movies from people’s minds but streaming dreams has been illusive because we didn’t know where they originated, until now.   Throughout the Millennia our dreams, and our ability to dream, has fuelled everything...

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DARPA splurges $50million to help spies upload information to their brains ‘Matrix’ style

DARPA splurges $50million to help spies upload information to their brains ‘Matrix’ style

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You think that it’s inevitable that the machines will come for your job, but as we get closer to being able to upload knowledge to our brains “Matrix” style, the tables could be about to turn.   Being a spy, or a solider for that...

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Lifting the curtain on NeuraLink, Elon Musk’s adventure to connect humans and machines

Lifting the curtain on NeuraLink, Elon Musk’s adventure to connect humans and machines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As artificial intelligence gets better at out performing humans visionary entrepreneurs like Elon Musk want to make sure humanity isn’t left on the sidelines, a footnote in an AI history book.   Earlier this week wannabe Mars explorer, Tesla and SpaceX CEO, founder and billionaire...

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Researchers use brain scanning tech to stream movies from peoples brains

Researchers use brain scanning tech to stream movies from peoples brains

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The brain is one of the most complicated objects in the universe but now scientists are managing to decode it to stream our dreams, emotions and thoughts.   Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scanners are an intriguing technology. After all, how many other technologies can...

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Brain scan experiment detects guilt, opens the way for pre-crime tech

Brain scan experiment detects guilt, opens the way for pre-crime tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to detect that someone feels guilty could be used to detect the likelihood of a crime happening, as well as assign blame after the event.   Neuroscientists around the world have been trying to decipher the brain and all of its beautiful complexity...

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New brain research discovers people are great at predicting what’ll go viral

New brain research discovers people are great at predicting what’ll go viral

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why does anything go viral? Ask a million people and a million people will have a million different answers, but according to new research the real answer’s inside your head.   I have to admit that as I read through the science behind this news,...

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Scientists discover a giant  neuron around the brain that could explain conciousness

Scientists discover a giant neuron around the brain that could explain conciousness

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of life’s mysteries is why life exists in the first place, and the mystery of consciousness comes a close second, but the latter might be about to be solved.   Consciousness has long baffled, well, everyone. Let’s face it – noone really knows why...

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New brain reading computer lets paralysed patients communicate by thought

New brain reading computer lets paralysed patients communicate by thought

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many people take the ability to communicate for granted, but millions of people aren’t as fortunate, but new computing systems are breaking down the walls.   Those crazy researchers at Stanford University have done it again – not content building virtual reality avatars with three arms...

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New ‘Cyborg’ brain implants could help paralysed people walk again

New ‘Cyborg’ brain implants could help paralysed people walk again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future we’ll communicate with machines and other people using a form of telepathy, these new glassy carbon sensors just moved us another inch forward.   Over the past few years advances in the field of Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI’s), which are essentially interface...

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New mind reading machine lets people with locked in syndrome communicate

New mind reading machine lets people with locked in syndrome communicate

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People who have locked in syndrome, like ALS have the worst of both worlds – being alive but unable to communicate, now a breakthrough gives them their “voices” back.   For decades, one of the most troubling difficulties of treating patients with certain types of...

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Researchers unveil the first telepathic link between a robot and a human

Researchers unveil the first telepathic link between a robot and a human

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of the biggest problems in manufacturing is having to re-train robots to complete new tasks, but now Robot-Human telepathy could make that problem disappear.   Those of you who wish others could read your mind must think it’s Christmas – whether it’s because Zuckerberg seems...

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Scientists might have found a way to turn Parkinsons on and off

Scientists might have found a way to turn Parkinsons on and off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF From Parkinsons to Alzheimers, there are millions of people suffering from brain related disorders, now a new field of medicine, called Neuromodulation might let doctors turn these conditions on and off, for good.   Dr. Andres Lozano at the University of Toronto is one of...

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Scientists create a hive mind between two rats on different continents

Scientists create a hive mind between two rats on different continents

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As scientists continue to push the boundaries of brain computer interfaces we’re getting closer to creating a human hive mind.   Recently a team in the US managed to prove that they could use a matrix style technology to upload knowledge directly to the human...

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Scientists win €3 million in funding to 3D print a living human brain

Scientists win €3 million in funding to 3D print a living human brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The brain is, arguably, one of the last great mysteries left for mankind to unravel but doing so needs a combination of approaches, ranging from computer simulations to direct manipulation and observation.   The Meso-Brain consortium, which is run out of Aston University in the UK, has...

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Scientists may have discovered the algorithm for Human intelligence

Scientists may have discovered the algorithm for Human intelligence

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It seems algorithms rule the world, now scientists think they have identified the algorithm responsible for human intelligence, if true then it could revolutionise artificial intelligence.   Little might you realise but as you read this article there’s a good chance your brain is running...

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