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False memories planted in brains of mice

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Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice in an experiment that they hope will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon whereby people “remember” events or experiences that have never happened. False memories are a major problem with witness statements in courts of law. Defendants have often been convicted of offences based on eyewitness testimony, only to have their ... Read More »

Russian tycoon predicts immortality within 25 years

Dmitry Itskov

Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov predicts that the human race will achieve immortality within 25 years as a result of minds being transferred into computers, and that robot bodies capable of housing human brains could even be available by 2025. [youtube height="400" width="550"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_3Q2kQbfQ[/youtube]   A number of neuroscience experts gathered at Itskov’s Global Future 2045 conference this past weekend in New ... Read More »

We all survive the physical death of our bodies

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There’s a secret that’s much bigger than politics, health freedom, science or even the entire history of the human race. That secret remains entirely unacknowledged — even condemned — by the scientific community, and yet it is the single most important secret about everything that is. Yes, everything. That secret is simply this: We all survive the physical death of our ... Read More »

Leading Geneticist: Human intelligence is slowly declining

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Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has ... Read More »

Green tea and red wine stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks

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Chemicals naturally occurring in green tea and red wine can actually put a stop to the process that leads to brain damage in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Leeds and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. “This is an important step in increasing our understanding of the cause and progression of Alzheimer’s disease,” lead ... Read More »

Canadian scientists create a functioning virtual brain

Chris Eliasmith

Chris Eliasmith has spent years contemplating how to build a brain. He is about to publish a book with instructions, which describes the grey matter’s architecture and how the different components interact. “Then I thought the only way people are going to believe me is if I demonstrate it,” says the University of Waterloo neuroscientist. So Eliasmith’s team built Spaun, which ... Read More »

Scientists offer quantum theory of soul’s existence

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A pair of world-renowned quantum scientists say they can prove the existence of the soul. American Dr Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose developed a quantum theory of consciousness asserting that our souls are contained inside structures called microtubules which live within our brain cells. Their idea stems from the notion of the brain as a biological computer, ... Read More »

Amazing Medical Discovery: Transfusions of young blood appears to rejuvenate the elderly

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Human history-altering newsflash: Scientists have demonstrated that injections of youthful blood carry semi-magical, rejuvenating qualities–at least for gray-whiskered mice. The researchers believe that the same might hold true for humans, suggesting that diseases like Alzheimer’s and indeed aging itself might be prevented through the transfusion of the youth’s vigorous lifeblood. To clarify: No, this revelation is not the premise of ... Read More »

Consciousness is not in the brain

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Most neuroscientists, philosophers of the mind and science journalists feel the time is near when we will be able to explain the mystery of human consciousness in terms of the activity of the brain. There is, however, a vocal minority of neurosceptics who contest this orthodoxy. Among them are those who focus on claims neuroscience makes about the preciseness of ... Read More »