While brain implants have long been able to manipulate brain currents, this is the first one that can also monitor them.
By studying brain activity during a risk-taking activity, researchers predicted political views with 82.9 percent accuracy.
In the past, someone telling you to "put on your thinking cap" did little more than get your attention. In the future? If Australian researchers can make good, it could mean tripling your complex problem solving powers and opening up whole new avenues of thinking with a very real and physical "thinking cap."
Meet Kord Campbell, a man The New York Times says is so inundated with "two computer screens alive with e-mail, instant messages, online chats, a Web browser and the computer code he was writing" that he missed an email where someone offered to buy his Internet startup for a cool $1.3 million. And that's not all.
One way researchers are trying to restore the ability to speak for those who have lost — or never had — the capability is by translating neural signals into sounds and sentences. In other words, if you think of...