Tag Archive: Human Brain

Aug 03 2015

Nature Video: Neuroscience: Crammed with connections

In a piece of brain tissue smaller than a dust mite, there are thousands of brain cell branches and connections. Researchers from Harvard University in Boston, MA have mapped them all in a new study appearing in Cell. They find some unexpected insights about how the cells talk to each other.  

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Jun 11 2015

Science Magazine: Moving robotic limbs with the power of imagination

By tapping into the planning part of the brain, complicated imagined movement can be converted into real movement using a robotic arm.  

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May 26 2015

Rice University: New tactic targets brain tumors

Drugs that target insulin pathways to slow or stop the growth of brain tumors are going in the right direction but appear to be on the wrong track, according to new research at Rice University.  

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May 18 2015

BBC Discovery: Shedding Light on the Brain

  Biologists are using light to explore the brain – and to alter it: Optogenetics BBC Discovery is the science documentary series that looks in depth at the most significant ideas, discoveries and trends in science. Available to download weekly on Mondays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/discovery/discovery_20150518-2000a.mp3

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Jan 31 2015

Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment …

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Jan 20 2015

MIT: Multifunctional fibers communicate with the brain

By producing complex multifunctional fibers that could be less than the width of a hair, MIT researchers have created a system that could deliver optical signals and drugs directly into the brain, along with a simultaneous electrical readout to continuously monitor the effects of the various inputs.  

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Jan 08 2015

TED-Ed: The benefits of a good night’s sleep

It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a …

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Nov 10 2014

Science Times: Decoding the Brain’s Math

The New York Times: Science Times Podcasts Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host. …

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Oct 24 2014

MCB80x Neuroscience: Fundamentals of Neuroscience Presents: The Synapse

What’s a synapse? Look inside your clay brain with Harvard’s Neuroscience MOOC and find out!  

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Oct 18 2014

David Cox: Recreating the Brain

Computational neuroscientist David Cox reveals how vision works in the brain and explains how his research can help pave the way towards prosthetics that restore or enhance brain function, as well as enabling the design of computer algorithms that “see” like we do.  

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Oct 16 2014

Nature Podcast: 16 October 2014

This week, natural gas may not ease carbon dioxide levels, research subject mash-ups, and watching Alzheimer’s unfold in a mini 3D brain.

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Oct 14 2014

Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.  

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Oct 03 2014

Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose “machinery.” Another surprise: There’s so much left to learn.  

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Aug 03 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 29 | Live | Big Brains at BAM (Part 3)

Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson and our guest neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin as we complete our exploration of the human mind, from the cutting edge – hyperscanning, to the hypothetical – telepathy and telekinesis, to the unthinkable – eugenics. Together with co-host Eugene Mirman and guests Bill Nye, Michael Ian Black and …

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Jul 27 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 28 | Live | Big Brains at BAM (Part 2)

Welcome back for Part 2 of our 3-Part tour of the human brain, guided by neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin. Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Eugene Mirman, guests Bill Nye, Michael Ian Black and Paul Rudd and the audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as we learn about NASA’s studies on …

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Jul 20 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 27 | Live | Big Brains at BAM (Part 1)

What is consciousness? What is self-awareness? You’ll find out when host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman welcome actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory, neuroscientist and StarTalk Live! veteran Dr. Heather Berlin, comedian Michael Ian Black and actor Paul Rudd to the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Jun 27 2014

Ohio State University: Man Moves Paralyzed Hand With His Own Thoughts

A man in Ohio has become the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand by using his thoughts. In a small, crowded laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, …

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May 23 2014

MIT: Neuron Activity in 3-D

Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the brains of living animals. This technique, the first that can generate 3-D movies of entire brains at the millisecond timescale, could help scientists discover how neuronal networks process sensory information and generate behavior. The team used …

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May 08 2014

Michio Kaku on Reading Minds, Recording Dreams, and Brain Imaging

Dr. Michio Kaku returns to Big Think studios to discuss his latest book, The Future of the Mind. Here he explains the remarkable advances in brain imaging.  

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Mar 16 2014

The (Neuro) Science of Genius with Michio Kaku, Antonio Damasio, JoAnn Deak and Robert Krulwich

Published on Mar 11, 2014 Join us for on a mind-boggling exploration of the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Discover radical new ways to think about consciousness, how the brain grows and changes, and how advances in technology are revealing far more about the inner workings of the mind …

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