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Viewpoint: We should be skeptical of memory boosting promises by wearable brain stimulators like ‘Humm’

I came across a brain stimulation device called Humm that promises to improve your cognitive function and memory if you ...
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Frequent errors with popular dementia test prompt review, new training requirements

Dr. Ronny Jackson, then the White House physician, gave Donald Trump a standard test to detect early signs of dementia ...
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Viewpoint: We need to consider the psychological, behavioral implications of Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface

Despite the technical promise of wireless read-write brain-machine interfaces, companies like Neuralink are in danger of getting so wrapped up ...
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Another mystery of our brains: ‘Why are we not hallucinating all the time?’

It’s a question they might have asked for different reasons in the ’60s, but neuroscientists from Stanford University in the ...
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10 years ago, the Human Brain Project promised to simulate a human brain. What went wrong?

On July 22, 2009, the neuroscientist Henry Markram walked onstage at the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, England, and told the ...
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Do humans have free will? Neuroscientists seek solution to this ‘philosophical puzzle’

Clinical neuroscientists and neurologists have identified the brain networks responsible for this sense of free will. There seems to be ...
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Do bilinguals have a lower risk of developing dementia?

If the benefits of being bilingual spill over to other aspects of cognition, then we would expect to see a ...
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‘Genetic factors’ account for 81 percent of autism risk, suggests large multinational study

About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million ...
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LGBT people may have higher risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia. Are social stressors to blame?

LGBT Americans report increased rates of memory loss and confusion — two early signs of dementia — compared to their ...
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Viewpoint: We need to recognize autism as a medical disability, not just a different way of being

Advocating for medical research, former president of Autism Speaks Liz Feld has stated that one third of people with autism ...
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Are we as smart as we’ll ever be? Why we may be getting dumber.

You may not have noticed, but we are living in an intellectual golden age.  Since the intelligence test was invented ...
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Dementia warning signs: Unpaid bills, inappropriate comments, weight changes, reminders for simple tasks

What is attributable to normal aging as opposed to cognitive decline associated with dementia?  It is common to misplace keys ...
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Why do we act so weird on airplanes? There may be a scientific explanation for rampant emotions

Lady Gaga fills the tiny back-of-seat airplane screen. Then, (spoiler alert) A Star Is Born's tragic ending ensues and the ...
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Genetic variants may explain why women are more prone to Alzheimer’s

New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and ...
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Diet and dementia: Is fast food really ‘eating away your brain’?

Nutrition studies on Alzheimer's conclude that diet might affect brain health. Beware of media spins that claim more ...
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What we know about Elon Musk’s ‘dramatic’ plan to link human brains to computers through implants

[July 16], fans and haters of Elon Musk turned out by the thousands to watch an internet live-stream of the ...
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We may soon have a routine blood test for Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s ...
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Elon Musk developing brain implant that would control computers, smartphones with our thoughts

His [Elon Musk]  startup Neuralink has developed technology meant to be implanted into the brain that’s designed to allow people ...
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Autism-linked mutation may also play role in gastrointestinal problems

Mutations in the gene NLGN3, found in some people with autism, alter mice’s gut nervous system, two new studies suggest ...
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Nootropics and the quest to improve our brains through ‘barely regulated’ dietary supplements

It helped too that, as vague as the term “smart” is, “nootropics” is equally broad. It was coined by Romanian ...
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Why comatose infants make ideal test subjects for brain-reviving technology

A recent Nature paper describing an artificial blood perfusion used in an attempt to restore brain function after pigs were ...
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Sleep may have originated underwater 450 million years ago

No one should have to sleep with the fishes, but new research on zebrafish suggests that we sleep like them.  ...
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Chasing links between mental illness and microbes living in our guts

“If you would have asked a neuroscientist 10 years ago whether they thought the gut microbiota could be linked to ...
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Acne’s Wonder Drug Is a Mental-Health Puzzle

In 2002, a family filed a lawsuit alleging that an acne drug made their teenage son suicidal. Accutane, a since-discontinued ...
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‘Tremendous ethical challenge’: What if lab-grown brains are capable of developing consciousness?

At what point does electro-chemical activity in dissected brain-like tissue become conscious? Yes, I’m talking about the classic sci-fi “brain ...
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Common treatment for prostate cancer may increase risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia

In this case, “do no harm” is more complicated than we had anticipated ...
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Taming immune system after stroke could reduce risk of brain damage

The pathology of a stroke is deceptively complicated. In the simplest sense, strokes occur when the blood supply to a ...
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Tiny electric signals in the brains of comatose patients may help predict who will wake up

Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of consciousness in comatose and vegetative patients just days after they ...