Posts Tagged ‘brain’

Wearable Devices’ Next Design Challenge: The Human Brain

Wearable devices like the Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone UP, larklife, and future products like the Misfit Shine and Google Glass have been the subject of much discussion, for good reason: They give us access to information about our physical bodies and the physical environment we inhabit, a phenomenon we call Smart Body, Smart World. via Wearable […]

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Brain Pacemakers Used To Treat Alzheimer

In an effort to alleviate the symptoms of a disease that has stubbornly resisted treatment, scientists are turning to a therapy that may appear more likely to be encountered on the sick bay of the starship Enterprise rather than in our real life clinics. Brain Pacemakers Used To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease | Singularity Hub.

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How Muscle Workouts May Boost Brainpower

Upending the cliché of muscleheads, scientists at the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging recently set out to examine whether changes in muscles prompted by exercise might subsequently affect and improve the brain’s ability to think. via Phys Ed: How Muscle Workouts May Boost Brainpower –

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“Mynd” Is the First Dry, iPhone-Compatible, Portable Brain Scanner

Neuromarketing goes mobile with this lightweight, dry, and iPhone- or iPad-compatible new device from NeuroFocus. DiY brain researchers rejoice! NeuroFocus, a firm that brings brain research to marketing, today unveiled what it deems “the first dry, wireless headset designed to capture brainwave activity across the full brain.” The device, three years in the making, debuted at […]

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Your Brain is Killing Innovation

Humans are the only species that can develop creative ideas. Our evolved brain is our best ally in the search for novel solutions. Unfortunately, the human brain is also the greatest enemy of innovation. But not necessarily for the reason you might believe. We read a lot about “yeah, buts” killing innovation. That is, people […]

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Ephaptic coupling of cortical neurons

The electrochemical processes that underlie neural function manifest themselves in ceaseless spatiotemporal field fluctuations. However, extracellular fields feed back onto the electric potential across the neuronal membrane via ephaptic coupling, independent of synapses. The extent to which such ephaptic coupling alters the functioning of neurons under physiological conditions remains unclear. To address this question, we […]

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