Scientists Just Uncovered A Whole New Layer of Brain

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and University of Rochester have identified a layer of tissue that helps protect our gray and white matter, one that hasn't been distinguished before.

Our brains use quantum computation

Quantum brain processes could explain why we can still outperform supercomputers when it comes to unforeseen circumstances, decision making, or learning something new, while the discovery may also shed light on consciousness.

Discovery of a new function of the cerebellum

The cerebellum is known primarily for the regulation of movement. Researchers have now discovered that the cerebellum also plays an important role in remembering emotional experiences.

A 10-minute run can boost brain processing

 The unique form and efficiency of human running, which includes the ability to sustain this form of exertion (i.e., by jogging as opposed to sprinting), and the evolutionary success of humans are closely linked.

Scientists used a tiny brain implant to help a blind teacher see

A former science teacher who's been blind for 16 years became able to see letters, discern objects' edge thanks to a visual prosthesis that includes a camera and a brain implant.

Human Brains and Computers Connect Wirelessly for First Time

Another baby step toward melding mind and machine - a team of researchers has helped people with paralysis to send full-spectrum brain signals to computers wirelessly for the first time ever.

Lead exposure leads to changes in middle-aged brains

For each 5 micrograms per deciliter more lead they carried as children, the study participants lost an average of 2 IQ points by age 45. They also had slightly more than 1 square centimeter less cortical surface area.

Positive outlook predicts less memory decline

A new study finds that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful - what psychologists call 'positive affect'- are less likely to experience memory decline as they age.

Happiness and the evolution of brain size

During human evolution, the size of the brain increased. A new research shows that serotonin can act as a growth factor for the stem cells in the fetal human brain that determine brain size.

Neuralink implants are close to ready for human testing

Roughly 1,000 electrodes will be inserted into the targeted collection of neurons, and those will connect to an implant above the surface of the brain. Musk said that it plans to do initial testing with tetraplegics. 

Will Elon Musk's Neuralink Shape the Future of Humanity?

The specific objective of Neuralink is to develop ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers. Practically, this materializes as a chip that is implanted into the brain.

Elon Musk says Neuralink will do brain implants 'within a year'

Elon Musk has a vision of linking human brains to computers in order to avoid our species from being outpaced by artificial intelligence – and this dream is set to become a reality.

Intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon

Recent studies demonstrated that the relationship between brain structure and intelligence not only involves grey matter, but also white matter - the brain's wiring system. 

Worldwide collaboration unveils brain's gray matter

For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300 specific genetic variations that affect the structure of the grey matter.

Neuron Nurseries' Have Been Found Inside A Human Nose

The latest study suggests the area in the human nose seems to carry on producing neurons in our adulthood, based on an analysis of human tissue taken from seven middle-aged human donors.