Holodeck: Mapping the human brain

Monday, 14 October 2013

We trace developments in understanding the brain from ancient times to the latest high-tech imaging techniques.

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Decode your brain

Monday, 7 October 2013

The day you upload your brain just got closer. The latest audacious projects in Big Science that could do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.

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Baby consciousness pinpointed

Friday, 19 April 2013

A neurological ‘signature’ for conscious perception has been identified in babies as young as five months old, according to French scientists.


In pursuit of happiness

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The neuroscientific nuances that shape our emotional repertoire have deep roots in evolution, writes Brett Szmajda.

A new find of fear

A new way to feel fear

Thursday, 7 February 2013

By simulating suffocation in subjects, U.S. researchers triggered the feeling of fear in people with damage to the brain’s amygdala, challenging theories that a functioning amygdala is necessary to fear.


“X-Factor” science to receive two billion euros

Monday, 28 January 2013

Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.

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Total shutdown: hibernation for humans

Monday, 21 January 2013

As winter sets in, many animals effectively shut down their bodies in order to survive. Injured humans might benefit from similar techniques.

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Mind-controlled hand a breakthrough for the paralysed

Monday, 17 December 2012

An advanced robot hand has been created that offers far more accurate and natural movements than any previous prosthetic limbs, Pentagon-backed scientists announced.

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The future of you

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.

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Daydreaming improves thinking

Thursday, 18 January 2007 - 54 comments

Our minds may wander during boring tasks because daydreaming is actually the brain’s normal state, rather than a pointless distraction, according to a new U.S. study.


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