Tag archive for ‘brain’
By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

LEGO – Imagine by Jung von Matt

Although not entirely original here are a few awesome Lego builds from Jung von Matt. You might be surprised how many of these references to TV shows, movies, bands and other pop-culture touchstones you’ll More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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Trans fats make you dumber

A recent study claims that a fatty diet containing lots of processed foods has a detrimental effect on, not only on the body, but on the brain as well. The study confirms this fact stating that “people who had More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Cyber Rats

Scientists in Israel have just installed a cybernetic brain into a rat. This was all done externally and the rat’s cerebellum was not harmed, only disabled through the use of electrodes. The “brain” More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Brain Mimicking Chip

In the public unveiling of “Phase One” of a DARPA project, IBM debuted a prototype neural networking chip, known as SyNAPSE. This chip mimics the human mind by distributing processing across an array More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, July 17th, 2011
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The Internet as an Extension of Our Brain

According to a study done by Science Magazine reliable and constant access to online information is affecting how we use our memory. Instead of remembering facts ourselves we remember where we can find those facts. This More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Brain Stuff from IARPA

When DARPA teams up with the CIA you better believe they’re in for some serious SciFi. As apparently they are. IARPA (CIA’s DARPA) has hired BBN the company which built the first ever internet nodes More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The Matrix Reality

It seems the sci-fi industry has done it again. Predictions made in novels like Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer back in the 1980s of neural implants linking our brains to machines have become a reality. Back then More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Brain Sand Sculpture

Not sure what to think of this. I love sand sculptures, but this gives me an eery feeling nevertheless. Perhaps it’s the lifting of the skull and the immediate death of the ‘patient’ shortly after, More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Lilliputian Computers for Your Brain

In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS) — an upgraded ADHD that is. Hero Johnny with an implanted More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, February 21st, 2011

Mimicking the Brain with Flickr

Digital installations that claim to mimic the ineffable processes of our minds usually do nothing of the sort, but Matthias Dörfelt‘s “Selective Memory Theatre” is subtler than most. To him, the More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, September 9th, 2010
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Barcode Faces

Our faces contain ‘barcodes’ of information which help us recognise people and may have implications for improving face recognition software, according to a study co-authored by Dr Steven Dakin of the UCL Institute More...