Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories of older adults (aged 60 to 76 years old) to performance levels seen in younger adults (aged 20 to 29)—at least for a little under an hour.
After years of work, researchers in the UK have now cultivated one of the most sophisticated miniature brains-in-a-dish yet, and it actually managed to behave strange by spontaneously connecting itself to the nearby tissue.
A new study has identified brain signatures that can indicate consciousness without relying on self-report or the need to ask patients to engage in a particular task.
In a scientific first, neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain.
Using a cutting-edge imaging technology, US scientists examined more than 1 million cells in a 2-millimeter by 2-millimeter by 0.6 millimeter block of brain, and identified more than 70 different types of neurons.
It’s not every day that scientists find a completely new aspect of human anatomy, but one study is providing exactly that, describing a previously unknown network of tunnels located between the skull and the brain.
Researchers have just made a breakthrough discovery in how we can possibly treat stroke patients in the future.
Using human stem cells, researchers create 3-D model of the brain to study a mutation tied to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
US Scientists managed to identify the gene that caused Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that, but they also managed to neutralize the gene so that it did not lead to Alzheimer’s development.
Investigators have discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person's general cognitive ability. While profiling cognitive ability, researchers also discovered a genetic overlap with longevity.
A professor from the University of Southern California has demonstrated the use of a brain implant to improve the human memory.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added the first data from human nerve cells to a publicly available database for researchers to explore and understand the building blocks of the human brain.