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Does the brain function like electronic circuits? Flickr/Ars Electronica

To understand the brain you need electronic engineers too

Electronic engineers are emerging as important contributors to understanding of the workings of the human brain. There is a rapidly growing intersection between electronic engineering and neuroscience…

Yawning acts to cool the brain

Yawning acts to cool the brain, according to a new study. Researchers recorded yawning habits of people in Vienna, Austria…
To really get into the brain’s mechanisms, we need to build a working model. Tankakern/Flickr

It’s time to build a bionic brain for smarter research

The structure of the brain reveals a network of massively interconnected electrochemically active cells. It is known that information can be represented by changes of state within this network, but that…
While a flinch, or a grimace may provide us with clues, ultimately we only know that someone’s in pain if they tell us. the italian voice/Flickr

Understanding pain: can the brain provide all the answers?

We now know that there’s much more to pain than simply what is happening in the painful body part, and attention has turned to the role of the brain. But not even this mysterious organ can tell us everything…

The brain sees what the eye doesn’t

The brain interprets visual information that isn’t consciously recognised. Participants in a US study were shown a series…

Snoozing improves waking memory

Sleep helps lock in visual learning, according to new research from Brown University. The study observed the brain activity…
Can you hear me - peas or chips for dinner? bbaltimore

Is brain to brain mind control possible?

The Headlines The Independent: First ever human brain-to-brain interface successfully tested BBC News: Are we close to making human ‘mind control’ a reality? Visual News: Mind Control is Now a Reality…
Head for numbers: research into brain disorders is seriously underfunded. Pennstatenews

Burden of brain disorders ignored by government

According to various large-scale studies conducted by the World Health Organization, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia…

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