Tag archive for ‘neuroscience’
By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, March 24th, 2012

REKALL – False Memory Induction

If you ever need to identify a mad scientist just ask him or her for their scifi movie collection and it will tell you all you need to know. Take Mark Mayford of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego who – More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The SpeechJammer – Freedom of Speech

Just what we need – another tool to silence people. A device which can cut off human speech without the need for physical intervention; “The SpeechJammer” The idea is simple. Psychologists have known More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Prosthetics That Can Feel

This is great news for people who are in need, the future of humanity may depend on joining the machines to keep up or be left behind. One step closer to a cyborg future. Prosthetics that are controlled by direct More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Project Avatar

In the James Cameron movie, set far in the future, human soldiers use mind control to inhabit the bodies of human alien hybrids as they carry out a war against the inhabitants of a distant world. Fantasy Scifi? More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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There is good and bad use of all computer related technologies. A GOOD USE is artificial limbs for instance that can be run by the brain. The bad use is artificial killing machines coupled with human bodies. And 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 Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The Scent of History

Think of some of your most powerful memories, and there’s likely a smell attached; the aroma of suntan lotion at the beach, the sharpness of freshly mown grass, the floral trail of your mother’s perfume. But 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 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 Saturday, February 19th, 2011
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World Wide Mind

Imagine, Michael Chorost proposes, that four police officers on a drug raid are connected mentally in a way that allows them to sense what their colleagues are seeing and feeling. Tony Vittorio, the captain, is 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...