Search Tag: Brain

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'Human brain' supercomputer turned on for first time

2018 14 Nov

The world’s largest supercomputer designed to work like a human brain has been switched on for the first time.   After it was fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core, the ‘Spiking Neural Network Architecture’ (SpiNNaker) was turned on at The University of Manchester’s School of Computer Science.   SpiNNaker can process... Read more

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Brain Mystery Solved with IT Approach

2016 08 Jan

Discontinuity of topographic maps in the brain — not signal reduction — reflects sensory impairment, according to new research from Hebrew University. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , shed light on a longstanding mystery of a fundamental property of the brain.  It has long been known... Read more

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Wireless Devices Manage Pain Signals

2015 17 Nov

New implantable wireless devices can be used to trigger — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology . Researchers say the implants may one day be used in different parts of the body to fight pain that doesn't respond to... Read more

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Game App Helps Improve Memory in Schizophrenia

2015 06 Aug

University of Cambridge researchers have developed a "brain training" iPad game that can help improve the memory and daily functioning of patients with schizophrenia. The game is aimed at improving an individual's episodic memory, one of the facets of cognitive functioning to be affected in schizophrenia patients. "We need a way of treating the cognitive... Read more

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Robot Performs Epilepsy Surgery Through the Cheek

2014 20 Oct

A robotic device that can be used to perform minimally invasive epilepsy surgery has been developed by a team of engineers from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA). A working prototype was unveiled in a live demonstration at the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) held in Nashville between 13 and 16 October. For severe... Read more

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Cyborg Technology: The Future

2014 12 Aug

The world's largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is holding its 248th National Meeting & Exposition, offering nearly 12,000 presentations on a wide range of science topics. One such presentation highlights the impressive developments in cyborg technology, which is producing tangible results in the domains of prosthetics,... Read more

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Accenture and Philips Announce Proof of Concept App

2014 08 Aug

Innovative technology shows how ALS patients could gain greater control of their lives through brain, voice and eye commands Software connects Emotiv Insight Brainware to wearable display that allows wearers to command Philips Hue lighting, SmartTV and Lifeline products Royal Philips and Accenture have announced that they have developed... Read more

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New App Provides Brain Stimulation to Neurological Disorders Sufferers

2014 11 Mar

To provide mobile support to those affected by neurological disorders, GE Healthcare has designed a free iPad app that provides brain stimulation for people with neurological conditions. It also provides helpful advice for caregivers. Created and endorsed by neurologists, the GE Healthcare MIND (Make an Impact on Neurological Disorders) App’s... Read more