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Neuroengineering

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.

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    Silicon Brains

    Computer chips designed to mimic how the brain works could shed light on our cognitive abilities.

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    A Light Switch for the Brain

    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.

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    Neuroengineering

    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.

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    Next-Generation Retinal Implant

    Scientists plan to test an implanted chip with four times the resolution of the previous version in people blinded by retinal degeneration.

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    Building the Cortex in Silicon

    Models of the brain built from specially designed computer chips could reveal the secrets of our cerebrum.

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    Raising Consciousness

    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?

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    Finding Hidden Tumors

    Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using whole-body MRI to illuminate a tricky disease.

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    Peering into the Brain

    Watching live neurons in adult mice, MIT’s Elly Nedivi has found a surprising amount of growth.

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    Seeing Your Pain

    Learning to consciously alter brain activity through MRI feedback could help control pain and other disorders.

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    MRI: A Window on the Brain

    Advances in brain imaging could lead to improved diagnosis of psychiatric ailments, better drugs, and earlier help for learning disorders.