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Key to Learning and Forgetting Identified in Sleeping Brain

October 4, 2019

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we…
Brain-computer interfaces without the mess

September 20, 2019

It sounds like science fiction: controlling electronic devices with brain waves. But researchers have developed a new type…
Left: Schematic drawing of human magnetoreception test chamber at Caltech. This diagram was modified from the figure “Center of attraction” by C. Bickel (Hand, 2016) with permission. Right: An example of the brain’s drop in alpha-wave power, following brief rotations of the magnetic field through an individual’s head. Dark blue indicates the drop in alpha wave intensity. Credit: Left: Science. Right: Caltech
Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense

March 19, 2019

Many humans are able to unconsciously detect changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields, according to scientists at Caltech and…
Psychology professor recognized for invention of the geodesic sensor net

January 9, 2019

You could call it a thinking cap, but Don Tucker’s signature invention is really meant to capture brain…
Entrainment of the Brain‘s Theta Waves Proven to Enhance Memory

October 23, 2018

A new study conducted at the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis, published recently in…
Brain Wave Device Enhances Memory Function

October 23, 2018

The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but…
New research offers clues on how to improve memory during sleep

May 8, 2018

When it comes to remembering, brain-wave patterns during deep—or slow-wave—sleep could play a critical role, according to a…
Researchers Identify the Reasons behind our Limited Working Memories

April 29, 2018

It doesn’t take a PhD in neuroscience to know that our capacity to keep multiple things within conscious…
The brains of jazz and classical pianists work differently

January 23, 2018

A musician’s brain is different to that of a non-musician. Making music requires a complex interplay of various…
Allowing PTSD Patients to ‘Hear’ their own Brainwaves Alleviates Symptoms

December 30, 2017

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent (and difficult to treat) mental health conditions around…
New theory explains how beta waves arise in the brain

July 28, 2016

Beta rhythms, or waves of brain activity with an approximately 20 Hz frequency, accompany vital fundamental behaviors such…
‘Pain matrix’ of the brain waves may not be real

April 28, 2016

Science is very interested in pain research. For once, new and better knowledge can help creating new treatments…
Faster brain waves make shorter gaps in the visual stream

November 11, 2015

“Blink and you’ll miss it” isn’t only for eyelids. The human brain also blinks, dropping a few frames…
Scientists discover brain waves behind indecisiveness

August 24, 2015

From time to time all people face a situation when it is difficult to make decisions. Now scientists…
It don’t mean a thing if the brain ain’t got that swing

July 28, 2015

Like Duke Ellington’s 1931 jazz standard, the human brain improvises while its rhythm section keeps up a steady…
Engineers use ‘shock tube’ to find greater impacts of blast waves on brains

June 9, 2015

By accounting for a rush of blood to the head, University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have found that blast…
Organic Electrochemical Transistors for More Precise and Cheaper Reading of Brain Waves

May 28, 2015

Researchers studying organic electrochemical transistors (or OECTs) have found that these devices, thanks to being compiled from conductive…
Brain Waves: triggering conscious thought

March 3, 2015

Like musical sounds, different states of mind are defined by distinct, characteristic waveforms, recognizable frequencies and rhythms in…
Controlling brain waves to improve vision

April 29, 2014

Position of each of the light sources (red) and detectors (yellow) across both sessions, as well as three-dimensional…
Brainpainting via computer frees expression for the paralyzed

May 28, 2013

Heide Pfutzner is getting favorable recognition as an artist who has produced skilled, accomplished abstract paintings with their…
Bat and Rat Brain Rhythms Differ When on the Move

April 24, 2013

To get a clear picture of how humans and other mammals form memories and find their way through…
E-health made easier – and more comfortable

April 19, 2013

The future of health care could be found in a tiny, paper-thin skin patch that collects vital information.…
In-sync brain waves hold memory of objects just seen

November 5, 2012

The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory…
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