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Yoga, meditation may help train brain to help people control computers with their mind

Featured Image: Statue of Shiva in BangaloreIndia, performing yogic meditation in the Padmasana posture.

This Statue of Shiva is Approximately 65 feet tall and is made of concrete and is located at Murugeshpalya at Bangalore. There is a tunnel like structure underneath the statue where different models of Shiva are kept. CREDIT: Kalyan Kumar – originally posted to Flickr as ShivMandir , Kemp Fort SOURCE: Wikiipedia CC BY-SA 2.0

From Science Daily

September 25, 2014
University of Minnesota
People who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience, new research by biomedical engineers shows. The research could have major implications for treatments of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. . . . Read Complete Report

Engineers create circuit boards that mimic human brain

Engineers create circuit boards that mimic human brain

Even though scientists have made leaps and bounds in computer innovations, we may be able to admit that no computer is equivalent to the human brain.

So, engineers from Stanford University decided to use the human brain as a starting point when developing a new type of circuit board.


Not only are PCs slower than human brains, but it also takes 40,000 times more power to run one.

“From a pure energy perspective, the brain is hard to match,” says Associate Professor Kwabena Boahen.

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Scientists have lab-grown brains on the brain (Video Report)

Featured Image: Human Brain at Work.  SOURCE (Public-Domain).

I  put this report in the “Robotics” category. In accumulating our “Robots Replacing Humans” research this report seems to fit right in that folder nicely . . . EDITOR

From youtube uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Aug 29, 2013

Scientists have successfully grown miniature brains in labs. These brains, the equivalent of that of a nine-week-old fetus, come from embryonic stem cells or adult skin cells. RT’s Erin Ade takes a look at the potential uses of this mini medical breakthrough. We’ll give you a hint: It’s not for the Zombie Apocalypse.

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~THEI Archive: “Robots Replacing Humans”

Robot Treats Brain Clots With Steerable Needles (With Video)

Featured Image: The human brain. brain SOURCE www.wpclipart.com (Public-Domain).

From Science Daily

Aug. 8, 2013 — Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot.

That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University. It employs steerable needles about the size of those used for biopsies to penetrate the brain with minimal damage and suction away the blood clot that has formed. . . . Read Complete Report


From youtube uploaded by  VanderbiltUniversity

Robot treats brain clots with steerable needles

Published on Aug 7, 2013

A collaboration between Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Robert Webster and neurosurgeon Kyle Weaver has designed a special robotic system that uses tiny, steerable needles to suction out brain clots formed by intracranial hemorrhaging.

Videography by Joe Howell

New mind reader machines to hack your brain (Video Report)

Featured Image: The human brain, top view. SOURCE: Gutenberg Encyclopedia. (Public-Domain).

From youtube uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Jul 30, 2013

Magnetic Resonance Imaging are machines that use magnetic field and radio pulses to map the inside of the body. But there’s a new use for them — functional MRIs can also measure changes in brain activity. So are these machines mind readers? Dr. Natasha Vita-More, futurist and Co-author of The Transhumanist Reader breaks it down.
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Scans might reveal even past brain activity

Featured Image: Brain at work. (Public Domain)

From World Science June 25, 2013
Courtesy of the Weizmann Institute
and World Science staff

New re­search hints that sci­en­tists could probe the brain and un­cov­er the his­to­ry of past ex­pe­ri­ences.

Re­search­ers found that waves of nerve cell ac­ti­vity in the brain bear im­prints of ear­li­er events, ex­tend­ing at least a day in­to the past.

The re­search stems from work by neuro­bi­ol­o­gist Rafi Ma­lach at Is­ra­el’s Weiz­mann In­sti­tute and oth­ers showing that the brain nev­er rests, even when its own­er is rest­ing. . . . Read Complete Report

Robotics: Brain implant designed for prosthesis

From DefenseTech

by MIKE HOFFMAN on MARCH 23, 2013

The pursuit to develop a bionic arm that can connect to the human brain took a step forward with the Tuesday announcement that National Institutes of Health scientists had developed a wireless brain implant that operates a prosthesis.

The implant translates the electronic activity sparked by the brain and turns it into a digital signal that can move the prosthesis. The key, though, is that the implant is wireless and connects directly to the prosthesis without the need of additional wires. . . . Read Complete Report


Robotics: Google buys machine learning startup (Video Report) (+) Blueprint for an artificial brain

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Google buys machine learning start-up (Video Report)

Published on Mar 19, 2013

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Blueprint for an artificial brain

from RoboDaily by Staff Writers
Bielefeld, Germany (SPX) Mar 04, 2013

Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn’t need any programming. Privatdozent [senior lecturer] Dr. Andy Thomas from Bielefeld University’s Faculty of Physics is experimenting with memristors – electronic microcomponents that imitate natural nerves.

Thomas and his colleagues proved that they could do this a year ago. They constructed a memristor that is capable of learning. Andy Thomas is now using his memristors as key components in a blueprint for an artificial brain. He will be presenting his results at the beginning of March in the print edition of the prestigious Journal of Physics published by the Institute of Physics in London. . . . Read Complete Report


Einstein’s Brain Reveals Clues to Genius (W/Video)

Photo: Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921. CREDIT   Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870–1928 SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain

from Live Science

Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer
Date: 19 November 2012 Time: 03:39 PM ET

Einstein’s brain had extraordinary folding patterns in several regions, which may help explain his genius, newly uncovered photographs suggest.

The photographs, published Nov. 16 in the journal Brain, reveal that the brilliant physicist had extra folding in his brain’s gray matter, the site of conscious thinking. In particular, the frontal lobes, regions tied to abstract thought and planning, had unusually elaborate folding, analysis suggests. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

uploaded bylaroucheyouth

The Extraordinary Genius of Albert Einstein

Uploaded on Aug 23, 2010

The core of the video is a workshop pedagogical on the Theory of Special Relativity as part of the educational process conducted by our youth leadership, not for the sake of understanding the theory itself, but using Einstein’s particular discovery as a case study to demonstrate and walk people through real human thinking, as being something above sense perceptions or opinions.  . . . Read Complete posting on youtube


Brain Waves Transformed into Music

from Live Science

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 14 November 2012 Time: 05:10 PM ET

Ever wondered what your brain sounds like when it thinks? Researchers in China did — so they invented a way to translate the brain’s waves into music.

In initial attempts, the scientists had ended up with tunes that were jangly and sometimes discordant, but more recently they discovered a way to make brain music sound better by combining data from the brain’s electrical impulses with brain blood-flow measurements. Besides combining science with art, the researchers hope that, one day, brain music can be used to help people control their brain waves, easing conditions such as anxiety and depression. . . . Read Complete Report