Q&A: Do Birds Listen When You Play Music?

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Credit Victoria Roberts Q. Do the songbirds on the wire outside my window listen when I practice the violin? A. In all likelihood, they do, said…


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Matter: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

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Spread the loveTweet For over a century, psychologists have studied intelligence by asking people questions. Their exams have evolved into batteries of tests, each probing a different mental ability, such…


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Well : Of Mice and Mindfulness

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Credit Illustration by Renaud Vigourt Mice do not, so far as we know, practice meditation. But in order to study how that activity affects human brains…


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Neural network learns to reproduce what your brain sees

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Spread the loveTweet You can see the results for yourself in the comparison above. The new technique, DGMM (Deep Generative Multiview Model), is very nearly on par with the source…


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Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet

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Spread the loveTweet Stem cell biologists are basically modern day witches. While they’re not exactly taking a creepy fetal Lord Voldemort and turning him into noseless Ralph Fiennes, these scientists…


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Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons

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Spread the loveTweetThat is far more than professional neuron analysts at places like the Allen Institute can ever hope to handle. Enlisting novices through a game like “Mozak” helps with…


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Elon Musk expects to have a brain-machine interface in four years

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Spread the loveTweet We are aiming to bring something to market that helps with certain severe brain injuries (stroke, cancer lesion, congenital) in about four years. For something usable by…


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‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain will help Memory, Study Finds

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Spread the loveTweet “We all have good times and bad times, instances when we’re foggy, or when we’re razor-sharp,” said Michael Kahana, who with Youssef Ezzyat led the research team.…


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A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science

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Spread the loveTweetInstead, Shaquille — who spoke on condition that his full name not be used, lest his record jeopardize his chances of finding a job — wound up in…


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