Six benefits of yoga for severe sleep deprivation

It's a well-known fact that sleep disorders such as insomnia are endemic in our stress-filled, caffeine-driven contemporary lifestyles. In a recent study, it was shown that Britons are the world's most 'sleep deprived' people, with 37 percent of the population reporting that they regularly don't get enough shut-eye.  The health implications of sleep deprivation are equally [...]

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The Startups Bringing AR Into The Workplace

When Google Glass was publicly announced in 2012, it was taken on one of the most rapid complete hype cycles in tech history. Not long after its announcement, there were those that predicted an urban environment awash with smart glasses, that Google's vision of friends taking and sending pictures and maps via headsets was the [...]

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Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play

People who played action video games that involve first-person shooters, such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, experienced shrinkage in a brain region called the hippocampus, according to a study published Tuesday in Molecular Psychiatry. That part of the brain is associated with spatial navigation, stress regulation and memory. Playing Super Mario games, in which [...]

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Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the Brain

AI is only loosely modeled on the brain. So what if you wanted to do it right? You’d need to do what has been impossible until now: map what actually happens in neurons and nerve fibers. Here’s the problem with artificial intelligence today," says David Cox. Yes, it has gotten astonishingly good, from near-perfect facial [...]

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A ‘Google Maps’ for the Mouse Brain Details Neurons Like Never Before

Ask any neuroscientist to draw you a neuron, and it’ll probably look something like a star with two tails: one stubby with extensive tree-like branches, the other willowy, lengthy and dotted with spindly spikes. While a decent abstraction, this cartoonish image hides the uncomfortable truth that scientists still don’t know much about what many neurons [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual Reality Is Reshaping Medical Training and Treatment

Arthur C. Clarke, a British science fiction writer, is well known for once writing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Consumer virtual reality is going through a rough patch as high expectations and hype have deflated somewhat, but when VR does work, it can feel a bit like magic. At Singularity University’s Exponential [...]

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Computer Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Regain Movement

Six years after an accident left him paralyzed, Ian Burkhart has regained the ability to move his hands, pinch objects, pick up bottles, even play Guitar Hero. How? Burkhart’s brain has been wired to a computer that eavesdrops on activity in his motor cortex, and understands how he wants to move. The computer then transmits [...]

By |October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Study: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) can reduce fatigue in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Shown to Reduce Fatigue Associated with Multiple Sclerosis (NYU Lagone Health press release): “People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who underwent a non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation experienced significant reductions in fatigue, a common and often debilitating symptom of the disease…When compared to patients who were enrolled in a placebo arm [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SharpBrains Announces new Brainnovations Pitch Contest and ‘Sharp Tank’ to promote Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age

By: SharpBrains In order to spark innovative collaborations between brain scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs worldwide, independent market research firm SharpBrains has launched a Brainnovations Pitch Contest open to startups harnessing brain research and emerging technologies to help every human being thrive in the digital age. The Call for Submissions is open until October 31st, 11 [...]

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Brain Healthy and Active

The end of summer is approaching, which means it’s time for adults and professionals to recapture a “back to school” discipline, including positive health habits to last through the end of the year. Among a self-care regiment, it’s important to include activities that keep your brain healthy and active. For some tips on how to [...]

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