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23Jun

How a New Artificial Intelligence Translated Brain Activity to Speech With 97 Percent Accuracy

The idea of a machine that can decode your thoughts might sound creepy, but for thousands of people who have lost the ability to speak due to disease or disability it could be game-changing. Even for the able-bodied, being able to type out an email by just thinking or sending commands to your digital assistant telepathically could be hugely useful.

24Apr

Space Travel Can Seriously Change Your Brain

It turns out that spending time in space can change your brain (and you might have to be spun around to prevent it).

22Mar

This is What Happens in the Brain When We Just Go With the Flow

“Why can’t you just relax into it?” is a question many of us have asked in frustration with ourselves or others – be it on the dance floor, the sporting field or in rather more private circumstances.

13Feb

Brain Scans Show Why People Get Aggressive After a Drink or Two

Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol.