Medicine & TechnologyBrain-Computer interface company, Synchron received approval from the FDA for its clinical trials in the US. Specifically, the BCI developer will place its Stentrode device in the brain to help paralyzed patients.
The largest longitudinal study on brain activation that underlies adolescent development reveals cognitive function maps that might help explain risk factors for mental and physical health challenges in adulthood.
A new study suggests that adolescents who stop studying math after 16 show reduced levels of a critical chemical in the brain that is responsible for cognitive development, leaving them at a disadvantage.
Challenging conventional theories on how neural information is relayed in the brain via one-way street. A study shows that when the receiving post-synaptic dendrites are overloaded the pre-synaptic axons hold off the delivery of the signal and send it first in the wrong direction.
Neuroscientists from UC Berkeley conducted experiments on epilepsy patients undergoing surgery to track how thought passes through different areas of the brain before a reaction to a stimulus can be made.