University of Washington researchers used a direct brain-to-brain connection to enable pairs of participants to play a question-and-answer game by transmitting signals from one brain to the other over the Internet. The experiment is thought to be the first to show that two brains can be directly linked to allow one person to guess what’s on another person’s mind.
Researchers at Ohio State University have grown a nearly complete human brain in a dish that equals the brain maturity of a 5-week-old fetus. The lab-grown brain, about the size of a pencil eraser, has an identifiable structure and contains 99 percent of the genes present in the human fetal brain.
The research was presented at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. According to the researchers, the miniature brain “organoid” is the most complete human brain model yet developed.The Most Exciting Thing to Happen in Neurology to Date
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Neuroscientists at Stanford University have developed a technique that continuously corrects brain readings, resulting in a more precise way to type using a thought-controlled cursor. The researchers found that their technique is nearly as good as one-finger typing. Promising results have been obtained with monkeys, and a pilot clinical trial for human use is underway.
Neuroscientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have tracked nerve cells firing in the brains of rats as they plan where to go next, and obtained new insights on how the brain reconstructs memories. The study suggests that memories are more like separate but connected “snapshots” in the brain than uninterrupted video reels.