Tag Archives: brain

‘Off switch’ for pain discovered in the brain

Scans of brain

A breakthrough means to ease pain for millions of patients has been discovered by US researchers – and it’s right inside our body. Scientists at St. Louis University, Missouri, blocked a pain pathway in rodents using a receptor called A3, which is located in rats’ brains and spinal cords, and acts against intense feelings of discomfort. The latest study was published in ... Read More »

Scientists create brain decoder able to read your inner thoughts

Decoder brain

As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head. Talking to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That’s no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for the first time. The achievement is a step towards helping people who ... Read More »

False memories planted in brains of mice

mouse maze

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

body mind soul spirit on blackboard

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

human intelligence

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

Alzheimer's red wine green tea

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

quantum soul

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 »