How does your brain wake up from sleep?

The mystery of how the brain creates consciousness still puzzles scientists, but the mechanics of waking up are starting to be understood.

Aneesh Hehr, Medical Student, Wayne State University • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~6 min

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AI tracks seizures in real time

By treating the brain as a network, researchers say they can use artificial intelligence and EEG data to ID and locate seizures in real time.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Clear masks for caregivers mean young children can keep learning from adults' faces

With caregivers' faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they'd normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.

Lisa S. Scott, Professor in Psychology, University of Florida • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~6 min

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EEGs may not be a reliable sign that a brain is ‘awake’

Scientists are still debating how to tell if someone is conscious. New research in rats shows that EEGs may not work as well as we thought.

U. Michigan • futurity
Dec. 26, 2019 ~4 min

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Alpha brain waves are even more complex than we thought

Alpha waves related to memory and attention may not come out of a single process, which could complicate our understanding of the brain.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Sept. 16, 2019 ~6 min

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EEG test measures pain better than ‘smiley face’ scale

The test could improve patients' self-assessment of their pain and reduce the over-prescription of opioids.

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
Nov. 7, 2018 ~6 min

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