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Bedtime blues: how to get children to sleep

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One in five parents think their children are not sleeping well enough. Sleep disorder specialist Professor Paul Gringras explains the importance of a good routine for the whole family - and how to achieve itSo this is where you come when nothing else has worked. Light, airy rooms; soothing pastel...
Bedtime blues: how to get children to sleep

Scientists take mind-controlled robot for a stroll (video)

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What if you could control a robot -- wait, don't answer yet -- with your mind? Pretty great, right? That's what the Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-embodiment (VERE) group is working on, and it's made some pretty good, you know, strides. New Scientist details a test utilizing fMRI brain...
Scientists take mind-controlled robot for a stroll (video)

fMRI Scan Detects Mental Pictures

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Scientists at Cornell University were able to capture unique mental pictures of different people through fMRI images. Scientists are now one step closer to reading human minds with machines. A new Cornell University study successfully used fMRI machines to detect mental pictures of other people. "When we looked at...
fMRI Scan Detects Mental Pictures

An activity map of the whole zebrafish brain | Mo Costandi

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A new technique enables researchers to visualize the activity of nearly every cell in the larval zebrafish brainThe brain is greater than the sum of its parts. It consists of many billions of cells that connect to form intricate local circuits, which in turn form complex networks. Researchers can use...
An activity map of the whole zebrafish brain | Mo Costandi

Computer Program Reconstructs Heard Words From Brain Scans

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sciencehabit writes "In a new study, neuroscientists connected a network of electrodes to the hearing centers of 15 patients' brains and recorded the brain activity while they listened to words like 'jazz' or 'Waldo.' They saw that each word generated its own unique pattern in the brain. So they...
Computer Program Reconstructs Heard Words From Brain Scans

Deciphering Words from Brain Activity

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For individuals who have congenital or acquired speech impairments, communicating with those around them can be very tough. Now, a team of experts believes it's on the right track towards developing a solution that will enable these people to talk to others just like before. A new system being developed...
Deciphering Words from Brain Activity

99 problems but fMRI ain't one: rappers help scientists study creativity

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Rap's appeal extends to the US embassy in Algeria. US State Department At Ars, we’ve seen tears and faux tarantulas inside fMRI machines, but here’s a new one: rappers. A group of researchers from NIH wanted to investigate what goes on in the brain during periods of intense creativity,...
99 problems but fMRI ain't one: rappers help scientists study creativity
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Brown University develops first wireless remote for controlling robots with your brain

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You still can't download your brain — but we're one step closer to controlling robots with our minds. Researchers at Brown University have developed the first brain-computer interface that doesn't require being physically tethered to a computer. Earlier instances have allowed wearers to control cursors on a computer screen...
Brown University develops first wireless remote for controlling robots with your brain

DailyDirt: Where In The Brain?

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The US government has announced it's going to fund a massive amount of brain research. The brain has been studied for a long time, but there have been some false starts such as phrenology. With modern science and technology, we might be able to understand a bit more about how...
DailyDirt: Where In The Brain?
Some comatose brains remain active, but can't enable conscious actions

Dear digital diary - lifelogging in the internet age

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From sleeping and eating to exercise and travel, technology now allows us to track and analyse every detail of our lives. But how can it help us improve them?Strapping a small plastic box full of electronics to your forehead each night is a bedtime ritual that is neither comfortable nor...
Dear digital diary - lifelogging in the internet age

Curing depression and super-charging cranial capacity with deep brain stimulation

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Last year, we wrote about a technology called tDCS — transcranial direct current stimulation — that improves your mental acuity by passing a small electrical current through your brain. The US Army and DARPA are already using tDCS to speed up the training of drone pilots and snipers, and one...
Curing depression and super-charging cranial capacity with deep brain stimulation

This is your brain on poker

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Is it worth bluffing if you're playing cards against a computer? Most of us go through the day reading subtle (and some not-so-subtle) social cues, like tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions, to figure out what an appropriate course of action should be. To look into how humans...
This is your brain on poker

Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

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Using an fMRI scan on the brain of a Canadian man, the medical team could deduce yes and no answers to simple questions. A Canadian man left in a persistent vegetative state following a car crash 12 year ago, has been able to tell doctors how he feels. The...
Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

First whole-brain activity map created, and it looks marvelous

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The highly contentious proposal to map the entire output of a human brain just got a huge boost yesterday. Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia published the first partial Brain Activity Map (BAM) of any creature ever recorded. With this initial achievement, scaling this capability up to...
First whole-brain activity map created, and it looks marvelous

This Headband Reads Your Brainwaves To Control An iPhone

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We're soon going to be living in a world where we can control our iPhone and other gadgets with our minds. That's all thanks to a company called InteraXon. InteraXon recently raised over $200,000 on IndieGogo to bring a brain-sensing headband called Muse to the market. Muse measures brain activity in...
This Headband Reads Your Brainwaves To Control An iPhone
The Melon Headband Launches On Kickstarter To Track Your Brain Waves And Mental Focus

Obama Administration To Create Project To Map The Human Brain

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The project is expected to be introduced in the administration's budget proposal next month. The Obama administration plans to include a new project in its upcoming budget that would work to map the human brain in a similar way to the Human Genome Project's mapping of genomes, the New...
Obama Administration To Create Project To Map The Human Brain

Mind-controlled helicopter takes some serious brain power

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Puzzlebox Productions and its mind-controlled helicopter are easy to spot at tech events like this week's Robot Block Party at Stanford University. After all, the company's Puzzlebox Orbit is the device that's whirling above everybody's heads--provided the person controlling it is concentrating hard enough. The Puzzlebox Orbit and the...
Mind-controlled helicopter takes some serious brain power

Berkeley researchers replace passwords with passthoughts by reading your mind

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In the future, instead of trying to type your mixed-case, numbers-and-punctuation on a painfully small smartphone screen, logging in might be as simple as thinking of your password -- or passthoughts, if you will. This finding, which comes from UC Berkeley, essentially turns your brain activity into a biometric identifier....
Berkeley researchers replace passwords with passthoughts by reading your mind

Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible

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Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds,...
Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible

Brain scan can read people’s thoughts: researchers

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WASHINGTON -- A scan of brain activity can effectively read a person's mind, researchers said Thursday.British scientists from University College London found they could differentiate brain activity linked to different memories and thereby identify thought patterns by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).The evidence suggests researchers can tell which memory...
Brain scan can read people’s thoughts: researchers

Injectable, wireless LEDs help researchers understand brain activity

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John Rogers, inventor of dissolvable silk electonics and tattoos, has created miniature optoelectronic probes that can communicate with cells on their own scale. Already tested in mice the probes will provide tether free communications between brains and electronics through the universal currency of light....
Injectable, wireless LEDs help researchers understand brain activity

Father-daughter duo have the world's first brain-to-brain 'telepathic' conversation

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It should be fairly obvious why, all technological considerations aside, there has been much more research into letting machines extract our thoughts, rather than insert them. Mind reading is a scary-enough concept all on its own — but mind writing? It calls to mind the hacker deities of cyber punk...
Father-daughter duo have the world's first brain-to-brain 'telepathic' conversation
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Scientists can read your dreams with 60% accuracy

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Ever had that feeling when you’ve woken up after a sleep but can’t remember what you were dreaming about? Findings from a new study, published this week, suggest that technology could soon make that scenario a thing of the past. Scientists in Kyoto, Japan, have built a ‘dream-reading’ machine that has...
Scientists can read your dreams with 60% accuracy
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