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Tue, 25 Oct 2016   Can the brain feel it? The world's smallest extracellular needle-electrodes

5-?m-diameter needle-electrodes on 1 mm × 1 mm block modules have now been developed by researchers. This tiny needle may help solve the mysteries of the brain and facilitate the development of a brain-machine interface.

Tue, 25 Oct 2016   Can a brain-computer interface convert your thoughts to text?

Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with devices, it could be a potential game-changer for those with speech pathologies, and even more so for "locked-in" patients who lack any speech or motor function.

Tue, 25 Oct 2016   Dieting success may be hardwired into the brain

Scientists studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual brain structure.

Mon, 24 Oct 2016   How even our brains get 'slacker' as we age

Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of aging. Now it seems it's not just our skin that starts to sag, but our brains too.

Mon, 24 Oct 2016   How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope'

Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new research.

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