The mystery of how the brain creates consciousness still puzzles scientists, but the mechanics of waking up are starting to be understood.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~6 min
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A material that can go from metal to insulator works like a synapse with a bit of boron. The finding could be a step toward brain-inspired computers.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new wireless chip tested in rats could pave the way for advances in our understanding of how the brain works, researchers say.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~4 min
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A unique group of neurons lights up in female mosquitoes only when they're eating the combined ingredients of blood, researchers report.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new study in mice reveals more information about how long-term memory works. Researchers also found how they can manipulate the process.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~5 min
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Artificial brains are far in the future, but computer chips that work like brains could keep computers advancing when today's silicon transistor chips reach their limit.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~5 min
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"Organoids" let researchers watch brain development to find new info about the earliest stages of Angelman syndrome, a complex genetic disorder.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Decades of research have shown that the brain does not yield its secrets easily.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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An enzyme called chondroitinase ABC that regrows damaged nerve tissue in animals has been too unstable for human use. New work could change things.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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