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Independent brain activation patterns in bilingual people

Independent brain activation patterns in bilingual people
A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has found independent brain activation patterns in bilingual people when they switch between languages. In their paper published in Science Advances, the group explains how they used a two-pronged approach to learn more about how the brain allows people to speak in more than one language. Scientists have long been intrigued by the brain's ability to learn more than one language—perhaps equally intriguing is the ability of the brain to instantly switch between languages.
13th July 2017

Million electrode array could support brain interfaces

Million electrode array could support brain interfaces
Researchers at Columbia University are working on substantially improving the abilities of brain-computer interfaces by creating a high density electrode array that can stimulate and read the brain at high precision. The research is part of DARPA’s Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) project that is working on all the different pieces necessary to build a truly advanced brain-computer systems.
13th July 2017

Optical microprobe controls deep brain regions

Optical microprobe controls deep brain regions
Researchers from the IIT in Lecce, Italy, and the Harvard Medical School in Boston, have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions of the central nervous system in an very controlled fashion. The study was published on Nature Neuroscience and it represents a first step toward low invasiveness devices for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
11th July 2017


Healing stroke damage with stem cells

Healing stroke damage with stem cells
Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year. Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke is particularly devastating, says Mayo Clinic neurologist and critical care expert Dr. William D. Freeman. "About 40% of hemorrhagic stroke patients die within a month, and half of the survivors have some type of impairment," he adds.
6th July 2017

Quantum sensors herald next-gen wearable brain imaging

Quantum sensors herald next-gen wearable brain imaging
Scientists at the University of Nottingham are working with University College London (UCL) on a five year project which has the potential to revolutionise the world of human brain imaging. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a technique for mapping brain activity - it measures the magnetic fields generated by electrical currents that occur naturally in the brain.
5th July 2017

Technique elucidates inner workings of neural networks

Technique elucidates inner workings of neural networks
Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analysing large sets of training data, are responsible for today’s best-performing artificial intelligence systems, from speech recognition systems, to automatic translators, to self-driving cars. But neural nets are black boxes. Once they’ve been trained, even their designers rarely have any idea what they’re doing — what data elements they’re processing and how.
30th June 2017

FLARE technique offers snapshots of neuron activity

FLARE technique offers snapshots of neuron activity
A team of MIT and Stanford University researchers has developed a way to label neurons when they become active, essentially providing a snapshot of their activity at a moment in time. This approach could offer significant new insights into neuron function by offering greater temporal precision than current cell-labeling techniques, which capture activity across time windows of hours or days.
27th June 2017

Production of brain cells enables further research

Production of brain cells enables further research
Important pieces of the puzzle to understand what drives diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are still missing today. One crucial obstacle for researchers is that it is impossible to examine a living brain cell in someone who is affected by the disease. With the help of a new method for cell conversion, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a way to produce diseased, aging brain cells on a large scale in a cell culture dish.
27th June 2017

Modelling the brain with 'Lego bricks'

Modelling the brain with 'Lego bricks'
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery. Surgeons often operate in the dark. They have a limited view of the surface of the organ, and can typically not see what lies hidden inside. Quality images can routinely be taken prior to the surgery, but as soon as the operation begins, the position of the surgeon’s target and risky areas he must avoid, continuously change.
20th June 2017

Connectomics could map millions or billions of neurons

Connectomics could map millions or billions of neurons
Scientists working in connectomics, a research field occupied with the reconstruction of neuronal networks in the brain, are aiming at completely mapping of the millions or billions of neurons found in mammalian brains. In spite of impressive advances in electron microscopy, the key bottleneck for connectomics is the amount of human labor required for the data analysis.
14th June 2017


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