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Science or Science Fiction? Making Virtual Reality a Reality

Science or Science Fiction? Making Virtual Reality a Reality

🕔14:44, 3.Feb 2016

How do you define reality? For Neo in The Matrix, this is a hard question. Born into a virtual reality system so realistic that robots use it to ensnare human society, Neo struggles to come to terms that his world

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Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

🕔21:55, 2.Feb 2016

Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”

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Who’s on First?

Who’s on First?

🕔19:08, 16.Nov 2015

Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”

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Promising Protein Illuminates Complexities of Neurons

Promising Protein Illuminates Complexities of Neurons

🕔18:23, 10.Nov 2015

ArcLight, a protein that serves as a fluorescent tag for genes and that can be used to monitor the action potentials of neurons, offers a new way for scientists to understand how nerve cells operate and communicate. Traditionally, calcium sensors

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Science or Science Fiction? Telepathy and Mind Control

Science or Science Fiction? Telepathy and Mind Control

🕔20:35, 4.Nov 2015

By recording the brain signals of one person in India with a computer system, converting them into electrical brain stimulations, and relaying them to recipients in France, one research team developed a noninvasive method of brain-to-brain communication.

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The Brains Behind Building a Brain

The Brains Behind Building a Brain

🕔00:52, 9.May 2015

The nervous system is built on a tight schedule. Scientists investigated this neurological clock in zebrafish, bringing us closer to a complete picture of brain development.

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How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

🕔00:25, 9.May 2015

Through months of a squirrel’s cold slumber, neurons generate their own heat to keep functioning. Our cover story explains this feat of the nervous system and explores what it might mean for humans.

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Science or Science Fiction? Uplifting Animals

Science or Science Fiction? Uplifting Animals

🕔22:33, 8.May 2015

Uplifting animals, or endowing animals with near-human intelligence, is a concept that has been explored by science fiction writers and movie producers. But real world scientists are interested, too. New research suggests that genetic and neurological modifications could enhance animals’ intelligence.

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Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself?

Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself?

🕔20:02, 8.May 2015

A search to answer the question “why can’t we tickle ourselves?” leads to a surprising insight into the human brain.

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School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

🕔23:45, 29.Mar 2015

Professor Christopher Pittenger has revealed that interneurons are implicated in the development of Tourette’s Syndrome, a debilitating condition that causes uncontrollable tics in patients.

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