Neuroscience

Neural Implants Could Become a Lifesaving or Unethical Part of our Future

Elon Musk has been making headlines lately for his bizarre new project (we know, again) stemming from his new Neuralink company, which...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 3:12PM

Elon Musk Launches 'Neuralink' Company to Combine Our Brains with Computers

The human brain is frustratingly slow compared to digital alternatives. We store memories in confusing and bizarre ways, and while...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 3:37PM

Elon Musk Pushes Humans to Merge With Machines to Compete With AI

On Monday, at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Elon Musk expanded on a very radical idea — humans must merge with machines to...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 3:57PM

Italian Neuroscientist Plans First Human Head Transplant

Even for fans of Futurama, what Sergio Canavero recently announced is pretty extreme: the Italian neuroscientist is gearing up for...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 4:14PM

Mind-Reading Machine Can Visualize Your Memories

Scientists have discovered a way to reconstruct the images in a person's mind. In a new study, researchers concluded that it's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 1:20PM

Neuroscientists Recorded a Man's Brain Activity While He Was "Seeing God"

Patients with epilepsy are known to experience religious conversion experiences, or episodes in which they claim to "see" or "hear"...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 11:27AM

New Study Shows That Single-Sided Deafness Could Potentially Be Cured

Brain plasticity is the ability of the organ to adapt and change when conditions for other portions of the body changes — such as...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 1:27PM

New Device Could Potentially Be an Answer to Addictive Pain Medicine

There’s no arguing that the U.S. doesn’t have a problem with the abuse of opioids and painkillers. However, a new device created...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 8:25PM

Bionic Fingertip Allows Amputee to Feel Textures

Have scientists just created the real-life equivalent of Luke Skywalker's bionic hand (or at least his fingertip)? A new study,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 5:47PM

New Study Suggests That the Human Brain is Able to Handle Teleportation

New research by the University of California, Davis Center for Neuroscience suggests that the human brain is prepared for the concept...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 05 March 2016 - 4:53PM

Disabled Violinist Composes Music Using Brain Signals

Rosemary Johnson was a violinist in the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, and was hailed as a future world-class musician until she...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 3:34PM

Say Goodbye to Retinal Scanners, Say Hello to Brainwave Identification

Most would consider a security system that included a fingerprint scanner for identity verification pretty advanced, and one that...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 06 February 2016 - 8:02PM

The Science of The X-Files: The Black Oil Virus and Pathogens That Make You Commit Suicide

The X-Files black oil virus greatly resembles a real-life amoeba.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 January 2016 - 10:29AM

Four TV Shows Scientifically Proven to Make You More Emotionally Intelligent

It's long been theorized that consuming certain types of fiction makes a person more empathetic; for example, a recent study showed...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 4:34PM

DARPA Creates Brain Implants that Boost Human Memory

In what sounds like a mixture of The Matrix and Limitless, DARPA has created a device that can be implanted directly into the brain,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 10:52AM

Computer Program Can Predict Psychosis More Accurately Than Psychiatrists

The program can predict the onset of psychosis with 100% accuracy.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 11:20AM

Scientists Grow a Miniature Human Brain in a Lab

The “brain in a jar” scenario, in which a mad scientist disembodies a person's brain and connects it to a simulated reality, is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 5:30PM

Brain-Scanning Software Checks If Your Brain Is Busy Before Giving You Notifications

"I'm busy right now, Siri."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 August 2015 - 12:28PM

Cognitive Enhancers: A Real Life 'Limitless' or a Dangerous Fad?

Scientists are creating devices that can shock your brain into working harder.

Alexandra Grunberg
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 3:44PM

Futurist Wants to Replace the Death Penalty with Behavioral Modification Brain Implants

He also suggests putting violent criminals in the Matrix for the rest of their lives.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 July 2015 - 2:05PM