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Music of the mind: a stunning string quartet created through brainwaves

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

‘Activating Memory’ is a composition for a string quartet with each of the instruments’ parts generated through a Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI) program. This program [...]

Meditation Apps, Nootropics, And Mood-Enhancing Wearables: 17 Startups Boosting The Brain

November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

A few startups are focused on stress reduction and cognitive enhancement, but others on more serious problems like depression and nervous system diseases. The brain [...]

Virtual Reality Helps Legally Blind Man See Clearly For The First Time

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

By JOE DURBIN, A solitary plinth stands in the center of a dark room. It is completely surrounded by glowing computer screens of various sizes. [...]

Four projects garner $1.7 million from federal BRAIN initiative

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

By Robert Sanders Four UC Berkeley research teams will share $1.7 million from the federal government’s BRAIN initiative, part of $70 million in new grants [...]

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

By Nichol Bradford Ask yourself a simple question.  If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, [...]

Can Meditation Help Pain After Surgery?

September 25th, 2016|0 Comments

By LUCETTE LAGNADO Doctors at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital are testing if meditation can reduce patients’ needs for narcotic painkillers after back surgery Patients [...]