brain

Mind-control device lets 10 stroke patients regain control of their paralyzed hands

A new device has helped a group of stroke sufferers to regain the use of their paralyzed hands, according to MailOnline. The machine, developed by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, targets a small part of the brain that

Scientists found brain ‘wonder-drug’

In 2013, a UK Medical Research Council team stopped brain cells dying in an animal for the first time, creating headline news around the world. But the compound used was unsuitable for people, as it caused organ damage. Now two drugs have

Facebook Wants You To Type Directly From Your Brain

What if you could type directly from your brain?” Regina Dugan, the head of the company’s secretive hardware R&D division, Building 8, asked from the stage. Dugan then proceeded to show a video demo of a woman typing eight words per minute

Take a deep breath – it will calm your brain, study shows

When you’re stressed, people often advise you to take a deep breath — and for good reason, a new study shows. Slowing your breathing calms you, and now scientists may have figured out how you can relax your brain through your breath.

Fruit Diet Helped The Primates’ Brain To Evolve

The researchers think that the ancestors of human, also known as primates, used to live on a fruit-filled diet and thus developed a bigger brain eventually, Joinfo.com reports with reference to The Science Times. According to BBC, previous studies had also concluded

Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity – study

Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize a deck of cards in seconds or dozens of words in minutes. So, naturally, someone decided to study them. It turns out that practicing their techniques doesn't just

Immortality: The Future of Brain Augmentation and Uploaded Consciousness

It sounds like a script for an episode of ‘Fringe’ series, but scientists were able to elicit a pattern similar to the living condition of the brain when exposing dead brain tissue to chemical and electrical probes, as John Vance Weston

Spaceflights physically change astronauts’ brains

The team studied 26 astronauts who spent various amounts of time in space, between 2008 to 2012. Twelve of the astronauts spent two weeks as shuttle crew members, while the other 14 spent six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS). After

Scientists find link between brain infections and Alzheimer’s

The study, published this week, focused on the protein known as Amyloid Betas. A-Betas are the major component found in the Beta-Amyloid plaques that clump together in Alzheimer’s patients brains, the same plaques that cause the degeneration of the brain and memory loss over time. Until

Research proves that speaking foreign languages can help you recover from a stroke

The results of the research conducted by University of Edinburgh and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad show that higher cognitive functions lessen the effects of brain debilitating diseases and accidents or accelerates the  recovery process, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference