Mouse brain simulated on computer

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US researchers James Frye, Rajagopal Ananthanarayanan and Dharmendra S. Modha ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer. In other smaller...

3-D video game uncovers brain dysfunction: Scientists

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Scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health have found that clinically depressed people's performance in a 3-D video game suggests spatial memory, which tells the brain where objects are located and their orientation,...

Scientists Research Brain Implant Chip

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University of Washington researchers are working hard on an electronic chip that may help establish new nerve connections in the part of the brain that controls movement. This implantable chip strengthens weak connections and may...

New Microchip Fused With Brain Cells

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European researches have developed "neuro-chips" in which living brain cells and silicon circuits interact with one another. While the research is far from it at this point, these advancements could one day lead to...

Sony aims to beam sights, sounds into brain

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If you think video games are engrossing now, just wait: PlayStation maker Sony Corp. has been granted a patent for beaming sensory information directly into the brain. The technique could one day...

Virtual Reality May Distract the Brain from Pain

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Researchers have since long been working on harnessing computers' processing power in various different ways to aid in finding cure for diseases. From generating strings of protein sequences to simulation of biological trends and now...

Sun cluster guru joins MS in brain drain

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A few bombs have dropped within Sun Microsystems' software division, as employees have departed to potentially greener pastures. The most prestigious name is Dr. Yousef Khalidi, distinguished engineer and chief technical officer for N1 products...

World's first robot brain surgeon developed

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Incredible! Now we will have brain surgery's done by a computer running behind, you guessed it, Linux! A six-legged robot has been developed by Singapore experts and programmed to drill through the skull...

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