AI successfully used to identify different types of brain injuries

Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  imaging  neuroscience  ai  artificial-intelligence  machine-learning  brain

Brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience children teenagers brain mental-health

Women in STEM: Stepheni Uh

Stepheni Uh is a PhD candidate in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research studying the cognitive effects of growing up in poverty, the gap between science and policy, and falling asleep in an MRI machine.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  brain  neuroscience  children  women-in-stem

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: multiple-sclerosis-ms stem-cells brain spotlight-on-neuroscience

Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 21, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  brain  neuroscience  spotlight-on-neuroscience  engineering

Cambridge team to study concussion in international motorsport

Cambridge researchers are to take part in a study to examine the impact of concussion in motorsports, with the aim of reducing traumatic brain injury and helping drivers recover.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 21, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience brain-injury traumatic-brain-injury

Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

A new ‘brain training’ game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users’ concentration, according to new research published today. The scientists behind the venture say this could provide a welcome antidote to the daily distractions that we face in a busy world.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 21, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-innovation brain-training attention

Over half a million people take part in largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathising-Systemising theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 12, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience autism brain

Cambridge team develops technique to ‘listen’ to a patient’s brain during tumour surgery

Surgeons could soon eavesdrop on a patient’s brain activity during surgery to remove their brain tumour, helping improve the accuracy of the operation and reduce the risk of impairing brain function.

Yaara Erez, Thomas Santarius, Michael Hart • cambridge
Oct. 16, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-future-therapeutics brain-tumours surgery

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