And Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace. If you haven’t been paying attention, brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that allow people to control robotic arms with their thoughts might sound like science fiction. But science and engineering efforts have already turned it into reality

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“I felt like I was being attacked by this invisible enemy,” Witt says. “It was nothing that I asked for, and I didn’t even know how to battle it.” So he channeled his frustration into music and art that depicted his pain. It was “a way I could express myself,” he says. “It was liberating.”

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Rejection Kills

April 30, 2019

The brain makes no distinction between a broken bone and an aching heart. That’s why social exclusion needs a health warning

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A potential aid for ALS and stroke patients. “Speaking one’s mind” is getting literal: A device that detects electrical signals in the brain’s speech-producing regions created synthetic speech good enough for listeners to mostly understand complex sentences

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Do You See What AI Sees?

March 22, 2019

Study finds that humans can think like computers. Artificial intelligence can be fooled by certain images—and new research shows that humans tend to agree with the computers

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Cambridge researchers grew ‘organoid’ that spontaneously connected to spinal cord

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To make headway on the mystery of consciousness, some researchers are trying a rigorous new way to test competing theories

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