Scientists discover a way to delete fears from the brain

Scientists discover a way to delete fears from the brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are slowly unravelling the mysteries of the brain and how memories are formed, as we edge nearer to being able to delete memories from peoples minds we also get closer to knowing how to implant artificial memories too.   All of us have fears....

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Scientists confirm our brains have unique fingerprints

Scientists confirm our brains have unique fingerprints

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our brains are unique – even more so than our eyes, faces and fingerprints – but now it’s been confirmed this discovery will open the door for new neurological healthcare treatments as well as accelerate the rise of new brainwave biometric security technologies   People...

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Researchers used Jennifer Aniston to discover how we form long term memories

Researchers used Jennifer Aniston to discover how we form long term memories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Understanding how our brain creates memories paves the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders and one day could help us discover new ways to improve memory retention and learning.   Brain researchers in the UK and US have collaborated to make “a spectacular discovery”...

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Japanese researchers have built a computer brain

Japanese researchers have built a computer brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to model the human brain will help us create better treatments for neurological conditions, and might also help answer questions about consciousness and sentience.   Researchers in Japan have used the powerful Riken K computer, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, to simulate...

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New breakthrough helps drug addicts forget they were addicted

New breakthrough helps drug addicts forget they were addicted

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have found a new chemical that could help drug addicts forget they were ever addicted.   In the cult-classic “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Jim Carrey’s character tries to overcome a painful breakup by erasing his memory and eleven years after the science fiction...

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Olympians are electrocuting their brains to improve performance

Olympians are electrocuting their brains to improve performance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mental preparation for the Olympic games has always been a crucial part of a sports persons training, now Olympians have turned to neuroscience to gain an edge.   If you see Michael Tinsley, a silver medalist in the 400 meter hurdles, wearing some crazy- looking headphones,...

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Scientists have grown a brain in a jar

Scientists have grown a brain in a jar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once the stuff of science fiction movies scientists have managed to grow a (small) brain in a jar.   Scientists in Singapore have successfully grown functioning midbrain tissue – a feat that may bring researchers a step closer to finding a cure for brain diseases...

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Scientists develop Matrix style technology capable of ‘uploading knowledge’ to your brain

Scientists develop Matrix style technology capable of ‘uploading knowledge’ to your brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A lifetime of education might one day be condensed into minutes.   Scientists believe they may have taken the first steps towards making Matrix-style ‘instant learning’ a reality.     A team of researchers from HRL Laboratories in California conducted experiments in which they studied the brain...

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Scientists pull images from peoples minds using AI and fMRI

Scientists pull images from peoples minds using AI and fMRI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Let us salute the end of criminal line ups and berate the loss of our future privacy.   If you only remember one thing about technology then remember this – over time it gets faster and it gets better and for those of you who...

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