Neuroscience

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

Injectable 'Cyborg' Brain Implant Can Monitor and Manipulate Brain Activity

A team of researchers at Harvard just figured out how to "cyborgize" mice brains.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 2:57PM

Star Trek Writer Claims that a Next Generation Episode Predicted Real-Life Memory Modification Technologies

Acclaimed Star Trek writer Morgan Gendel tells the Brooklyn Futurist group that the Next Generation episode "Inner Light" predicted...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 3:10PM

'Neuroflowers' Sculpture Allows You to Make Robotic Flowers Blossom with Your Mind

An amazing art installation in San Francisco allows you to make robotic flowers blossom with your mind.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 10 April 2015 - 4:03PM

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