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Tag: Neuroscience

MIT Scientists Working on Tech That Can Manipulate Your Dreams

MIT Scientists Working on Tech That Can Manipulate Your Dreams
Dreams are weird enough all on their own. So the idea that technology could be used to influence your dreams seems like it could produce even stranger results. Now, researchers from MIT are developing a system that could do just that.

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered
This is May-Britt Moser, and she, along with husband Edward Moser and colleague John O’Keefe, just won a Nobel Prize for discovering a specific type of neuron. Moser is a leader in spacial reasoning research, and that’s what lead her to this awesome discovery.
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Kinect Hacked with Brain Scans for Neurosurgeon Augmented Reality

Kinect Hacked with Brain Scans for Neurosurgeon Augmented Reality
The Microsoft Kinect has been hacked to do all sorts of things, and while some of the hacks are for the good of humankind, most are pretty superfluous. But the Microsoft Research Cambridge team has recently put together a Kinect demo which could provide neurosurgeons with interactive 3D visuals which could help them save lives in the operating room.

MyndPlay Helps Cool Fiery Tempers Everywhere

MyndPlay Helps Cool Fiery Tempers Everywhere
The saying goes that cooler heads will prevail, and that is especially true when it comes down to any kind of gaming. No matter how angry or frustrated you get, you always play better calm. The MyndPlay headset will force you to cool down, and has been use as such to staunch unwanted behavior.

Scientists Testing Automated Learning via fMRI: Shut Up and Take My Studies!

Scientists Testing Automated Learning via fMRI: Shut Up and Take My Studies!
Remember how Neo cheated fast-tracked his Kung-Fu and weapon proficiency in The Matrix? That might soon be possible in the real world. In the false world. In our world. This one. Dammit. Whoa. A recent set of experiments have indicated that it’s possible to teach a person by copying the brain patterns from another person who is good at the task to be taught.

Here Come the Thought Police: Fmri and Mindreading Studies

Here Come the Thought Police: Fmri and Mindreading Studies
Science is now a little bit closer to revealing the true you, thanks to research from Rutgers and UCLA researches on fMRIs, or functional MRIs. Can these brainscans read your thoughts? Not quite, but nosy scientists can get a general idea more than half the time!
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