GPS Brain Implant Allows Blind Rats to Navigate Maze

Scientists implant a neuroprosthesis into blind rats' brains that allows them to navigate a maze using "psychic GPS" signals.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 April 2015 - 5:25PM

Neuroscientist Wants to Perform a Human Head Transplant Within Two Years

Remember in Frankenstein, when building a person from parts of different bodies was a really great idea? Neuroscientist Sergio...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 12:17PM

Neuroscientists Diagnose the Brain Condition of Pop Culture Zombies

Following the success of works like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, and World War Z, zombies have seen something of a renaissance in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 12:34PM

Artist Vibrates 48 Water Pools Using Her Emotions

Futuristic artist Lisa Park created an installation in which she can control the vibrational movements of water pools using her...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 11:46AM

Mind-Control Device Allows Us to Turn Genes On and Off Using Only Our Minds

Swiss scientists have built a device that allows humans to determine gene expression using only the power of thought. Their experiment...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 2:37PM

Robots and Humans Try to Read Each Other's Minds

The relationship between humans and technology took a strange turn today when two studies were released, one which detailed humans...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 4:23PM

MacArthur Genius: Brain Behavior Can Be Entirely Explained with Mathematical Theory

Can the brain be explained as a series of graphs? According to Danielle Bassett, who is the youngest MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 4:03PM

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Rewires the Brain to Treat Depression

On Star Trek, Dr. Leonard McCoy used a "neural stimulator," a small instrument that was used to stimulate specific areas of the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 12:43PM

Study Shows Neuroscience Doesn't Threaten Our Conception of Free Will

One of the most significant questions in philosophy is that of the potential incompatibility between predeterminism and free will. The...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 September 2014 - 4:42PM

Futurist Predicts We'll Be Able to Upload Our Thoughts onto the iCloud by 2030

The direction of human evolution is unclear; depending on whom you ask, there are trends towards a superintelligent new species of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 10:42AM

Technological Telepathy: Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Achieved for the First Time

Two brains have directly said "hello" to each other for the first time. In an experiment conducted by Harvard researchers, "digital...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 September 2014 - 11:23AM

The World's First Cyborg Can Listen to Color

Meet Neil Harbisson, the world's first legally recognized cybernetic organism. The colorblind artist has an antenna implanted into his...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 - 4:36PM

Doctor Who and the Brain: Regeneration as a Path Less Taken

We know that when the Doctor undergoes his regeneration, every cell of his body changes, including his brain. He experiences gaps in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:08PM

The Future of Prisons is Making Centuries Pass in a Day

In the Star Trek episode "Hard Time," Miles O'Brien is forced to experience twenty years worth of memories, specifically of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 1:41PM

Treating PTSD and Drug Addiction by Modifying Memories

Can we modify human memories in order to treat mental illness? Researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum have published a paper which...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 2:19PM

Brain Surgery Gives Woman Emotional Mind Reading Abilities

Could removing part of the brain afford a person emotional telepathy? A French woman who underwent brain surgery to treat epileptic...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 11:06AM

New Mechanical Brain Has One Million Programmable Neurons

We haven't been able to build a true, sentient artificial intelligence yet because we don't understand the human brain enough to build...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 3:27PM

Neural Stem Cells Successfully Transplanted into Mice Brains

We may now be on our way to a real-life brain transplant, as researchers from the University of Luxembourg have neural stem cells...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 - 3:59PM

Interreality: Virtual Reality Simulations Make Stress Therapies More Effective

The idea of "facing your fears" has long been a cornerstone of cognitive behavior therapy, but now psychotherapists in Italy want to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 5:24PM

Reconstruction of Images in the Mind's Eye Brings Us One Step Closer to Recording Dreams

Neuroscientist Jack Gallant can read your mind, or at least reconstruct the images you are seeing in your mind's eye.   Gallant has...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 18 July 2014 - 2:20PM