Computer chips designed to mimic how the brain works could shed light on our cognitive abilities.
Studies suggest that deep brain stimulation could effectively treat depression.
Advanced brain-imaging techniques have begun to point to specific brain patterns common among sociopaths.
Scientists have developed a light-triggered switch to control brain cells, which could aid in the development of therapies for epilepsy and other diseases–and shed light on the neural code.
Armed with advanced imaging techniques and a growing knowledge of how the brain works, neuroscientists are increasingly intervening to try to fix everything from severe depression to Parkinson’s disease. The age of engineering the brain has begun.
Scientists plan to test an implanted chip with four times the resolution of the previous version in people blinded by retinal degeneration.
Models of the brain built from specially designed computer chips could reveal the secrets of our cerebrum.
Some seemingly unconscious patients have startlingly complex brain activity. What does that mean about their potential for recovery? And what can it tell us about the nature of consciousness?
Research is under way to make a brain chip capable of triggering muscle movement.
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using whole-body MRI to illuminate a tricky disease.
A new brain chip being tested in monkeys could one day reconnect brain areas damaged by stroke or spinal-cord injury.
Watching live neurons in adult mice, MIT’s Elly Nedivi has found a surprising amount of growth.
A neural implant allows paralyzed patients to control computers and robotic arms – and, maybe one day, their own limbs.
Learning to consciously alter brain activity through MRI feedback could help control pain and other disorders.
MIT’s new Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex is the world’s largest neuroscience research center.
Advances in brain imaging could lead to improved diagnosis of psychiatric ailments, better drugs, and earlier help for learning disorders.