A new study indicates that humans can and do feel empathy for robots in much the same way as they might for other, living beings.
A new development in rat brain research has proven that two brains can communicate directly via electronic cables across great distances, a possible precursor to a real human hive mind in the future.
Wearable tech designed to monitor everything from our heart rate to our sleep patterns is becoming increasingly common. However, one group of inventors want to bring that consumer-friendly approach to wearable tech to the arena of brain wave analysis.
Brain surgery continues to make great strides in terms of safety and efficacy, but the delicacy involved requires a skill and precision that makes the practice a risky procedure. In the hopes of reducing some of that risk, a research group has developed a brain surgery robot.
Science fiction author Phillip K. Dick gave us the notion of precogs, gifted humans used to predict the near future in his short story, "The Minority Report." Now a research group has taken data culled from years testing that indicates human may, in fact, have some natural predictive ability.
Wearable technology like the Jawbone Up and the Nike Fuel bracelet are designed to track the activities of active individuals training their bodies to perfection. But wearable tech can also serve the needs of the older, less active among us.
Researchers have discovered a new brain stem cell, which could have great implications for the future of medicine. The stem cells can form various types of cells, including new brain cells, which could possibly be the key to healing many brain injuries.
Next time you find yourself in excruciating pain, you should take a pill you think will make you feel better while solving a puzzle! At least, that's what a new study shows, debunking the idea that the placebo effect is a high-level cognitive function.
It's been sixteen years since Edinburgh scientists cloned a sheep and named it Dolly, but their sophomore effort appears even better: they've gone back to the studio and created some new brain tissue. Human brain tissue, that is.
This petri dish contains an artificial brain consisting of about 60 rat neurons. It's not much, but that doesn't stop the brain from having about 12 seconds worth of working memory, which is probably just long enough for it to start wondering what the heck it's doing in a petri dish anyway.