The Mind News: Page 3

This is page 3 of the mind news archives.

Scientists Wake Up Chicken Embryo Brains (May 14, 2012): Researchers managed to arouse a chicken embryo inside an egg by exposing it to a sound that would have meaning after its birth, such as the sound of a chicken warning others of danger.

Researchers Say Chronic Cocaine Uses Changes Brain's Neuron Structure (May 13, 2012): Researchers at the University at Buffalo and Mount Sinai School of Medicine say they have found through experiments with mice that chronic cocaine use reduces the expression of a protein known to regulate brain plasticity.

Brain May Avoid Thought Traffic Jams by Communicating at Different Frequencies (May 7, 2012): Researchers have found that brain networks may avoid traffic jams by communicating on different frequencies.

London Ambulances to Trial Rhinochill Machine (May 5, 2012): London ambulances are running a trial of the Rhinochill machine, a portable brain cooling device.

Scientists Identify Brain Activity Patterns in Rat Brain Involved With Memory Recall (May 5, 2012): UCSF scientists have identified patterns of brain activity in the rat brain that play a role in the formation and recall of memories and decision-making.

Scientists Say Primitive Brain Structures Activate First as People Awaken From Anesthesia (April 5, 2012): Scientists says primitive consciousness emerges first as people awaken from anesthesia.

New High Resolution Scans Reveal 3D Grid Structure of Monkey and Human Brains (March 31, 2012): Scientists have released new scans of a monkey brain from a Connectom diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner that reveal a pervasive 3D grid structure with no diagonals.

Slices of Einsten's Brain on Display at Brains Exhibit in London (March 29, 2012): The Wellcome Collection in London is running a gallery about the human brain called Brains: The Mind as Matter.

Paul Allen Commits $300 Million to Institute Pursuing Knowledge About How Brain Works (March 23, 2012): Microsoft co-founder Paul G.

Study Finds Sexually Deprived Male Fruit Flies Become Binge Drinkers (March 15, 2012): Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered that sexually deprived male fruit flies drink far more than sexually satisfied male flies.

Researchers Say Words Using Letters Typed on Right Side of Keyboard Invoke More Positive Emotions (March 7, 2012): Researchers say they have found that words spelled with letters on the right of the keyboard are associated with more positive emotions than words spelled using letters on the left side.

Russian Mogul Plans to Transplant Live Human Brains Into Robots Within 10 Years (March 2, 2012): Russian media mogul Dmitry Itskov announced at the Global Future 2045 International Congress that he is launching a project, called Avatar, that involves implanting live human brains into robots.

Diet Low in Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Cause Brain to Age Faster (February 29, 2012): Researchers have found that a diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause the brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities.

Scientists Create Mind-Reading Program That Translates Recorded Brain Activity Into Words (February 1, 2012): The Guardian reports that researchers recorded the brain activity of volunteers while they were listening to audio of spoken words.

Scientists Test Counting Ability of Pigeons (December 26, 2011): Scientists at the University of Otago tested the counting ability of pigeons and found they can count up to nine.

Video: Monkeys Meditate for Marshmallows (October 21, 2011): New Scientist reports that monkeys were trained to put themselves into a Zen-like trance for a marshmallow reward.

Johns Hopkins Study Finds Ingredient in Magic Mushrooms May Create Long Lasting Personality Change (September 29, 2011): A Johns Hopkins study has found that a single dose of hallucinogen psilocybin - the active ingredient in mushrooms nicknamed "magic mushrooms" - may cause a measurable personality change lasting at least a year.

Scientists Reconstruct Rough Images of Movie Clips People are Watching From Brain Scans (September 25, 2011): Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, have used brain scans to reconstruct rough computer reconstructions of videos that people are watching.

New Lie Detector System Uses Thermal Imaging (September 13, 2011): CNN reports that UK scientists have created a new lie detector system that uses dual cameras.

Brain Cells Are Not Killed During Alcohol-Induced Blackouts Say Researchers (August 14, 2011): Sometimes people drinking large amounts of alcohol will experience a blackout, a short period of amnesia that can last from a few minutes to several hours.







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