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Designing for the Brain: A Muse for Innovation

On June 27th, Google demoed work [2] that was being done for Google Glass (its augmented reality head-mounted display project) a device that would allow a heads up display to every day life by comfortably setting it in-front of the eye taking advantage of our field of view so it “feels” natural. Certain innovations need
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Of Neural Networks, Hacking and Biology.

Couple days ago I saw a video posted of Derek Jacobys TEDxVictoria talk [3] on Hackerspaces and Biology, at first glance I was really happy to see the two terms in the same sentence. Hackerspaces, HackerHouses, or the more media-friendly, MakerSpaces, have been popping up exponentially everywhere [4] in the last 10 years.  It’s a
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What can electronic brains dream about?

It only seems fitting that IBM (in conjunction with 5 other major universities and DARPA), the company that brought us Jeopardy champ, artificial intelligence computer, Watson, would be who brings us something straight out of science fiction novels. The NeuroSynaptic Chip The first of its kind to process in the same fashion as the brain
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Increased Physical Activity Confirmed Link to Cognitive Health in Older Adults

This may seem as no surprise at first glance; however, the difference is this time around University of Florida researchers actually monitored and collected activity data. In a news report released by University of Florida News, this new research improves on previous studies by recording the actual energy expended, as well as monitoring the consumption
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3D Realtime representation of Conscience

In mid-June, Professor Brian Pollard of Manchester spoke to the European Anesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam regarding a 3D real time representation of changes in electricity in the brain as it slips from consciousness using a light weight machine that can fit on a small push cart called fEITER (“functional electrical impedance tomography by evoked response)
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Can the Brain be the Limitation of Social Connections?

According to an article written on The Physics arXiv Blog entitled “Human Brain Limits Twitter Friends to 150 [3]” , your brain restricts you to on average 150 friends. The article explains this prediction made by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar in the early 90’s after monitoring social interactions amongst primates. He theorized that the volume
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Brain Fingerprinting: A sit down with Dr. Larry Farwell

Last Tuesday, EdRabbit covered the VLAB “Business of the Brain” event for Cerebralhack, we also lined up a fantastic sit down 1 on 1 Q/A with the inventor of Brain Fingerprinting, and also built the first EEG based BCI device, Dr. Larry Farwell.  The idea of Brainfinger printing is also briefly mentioned in our interview with Dr. Michael Schuette Ed: You built the first EEG based BCI
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Physical Activity = Brain Activity: A sit-down with Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters

  It’s long been accepted by the medical community that physical exercise has a dramatic effect on brain function, it even causes neurons to be made. In fact it would represent a commercial opportunity when you start to look at studies that show the delay of the onset of Alzheimer’s and senility, this applies mainly towards
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Perfecting the Art of Disassociation

Every time you look at someone, every time you walk past the bakery and take in the smell of fresh baked bread, every time you hear a car alarm go off, every time you shake a hand your brain is firing signals back and forth billions of times a day from our various senses. And
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Interview with Technology Provider: NeuroSky

Again I cant thank enough my bud @EdRabbit and his friend @VioletBlue who are in the San Francisco area for giving me a hand at Interviewing and Demoing at Neurosky HQ Located in San Jose, CA. with me being in Chicago (and in this economy) they opted to do the foot work for me, much thanks, you two did a great
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