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Memory Encoding Methods

Memory Encoding Methods

Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have uncovered a process used to encode memories in the synapse layer connecting neurons of the human brain. In order to ensure memories are encoded in the synapse and retrievable ...

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‘Wet’ Computing Systems to Boost Processing Power

‘Wet’ Computing Systems to Boost Processing Power

Researchers at the University of Southampton have recently announced the development of a new kind of information processing technology. Their development is inspired by chemical processes in living systems, such as our brain, and it should enable the improvement of ...

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Internal Brain Wave Clock

Internal Brain Wave Clock

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered that people look for a person in a crowd by scanning the crowd, moving from one face to the next with a set timing based on waves of ...

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Our Brains, Not Eyes, See Color

Our Brains, Not Eyes, See Color

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University have uncovered that the brain plays a critical role in color perception. According to their study, it is the brain – and not the eyes – that assigns colors to objects; ...

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Cell Phone Usage Damages Memory

Cell Phone Usage Damages Memory

A research team from Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheba, Israel, found that talking on a cellular phone harms the mental abilities of the user. This research may serve as a warning against one of the gadgets most of us use ...

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A Key to Brain Cell Vulnerability

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered an enzymatic switch that allows some cells to live and leaves nearby cells to die. These results may be a key discovery in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.   The researchers found ...

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IBM ‘Cat Brain’ Project

Scientists from IBM and five university partners will head a US government-funded collaboration to create electronic circuits that mimic brains. Their ultimate goal will be to understand the complex wiring system of the brain and to build a computer that ...

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Surfing the Web is Good for Your Brain

Surfing the Web is Good for Your Brain

Scientists at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have revealed that older adults are able to increase the efficiency of their brain by performing searches on the Internet. The survey performed shows that computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults were ...

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Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

Researchers from Yale University have discovered evidence that tiny hairs found on mammals’ brain cells have an important role in transmitting molecular signals. The molecular signals prompt the creation of neurons in different brain areas. These findings may contribute to ...

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On Lobotomy and Phantom Limbs

On Lobotomy and Phantom Limbs

Studied for hundreds of years, the brain is still a mystery in many respects and one part of it is particularly mysterious: the Frontal Lobes. One way to find out more about this large and important area of the brain ...

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