Ketamine can ease depression in hours, but researchers might have misjudged how it works

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Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80 per cent of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America

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Spotting people most at risk of developing Alzheimer’s is a difficult task. Now a neural network can identify those likely to be diagnosed in the next three years

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Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab are working with Facebook to develop breakthrough brain-computer interface technologies

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She had visited Madonna’s mansion the week before, Maggie told me during my ward round. Helped her choose outfits for the tour. The only problem was that Maggie was a seamstress in Dublin. She had never met Madonna; she had never provided her with sartorial advice on cone brassieres

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A mind-controlled robotic arm might one day feel real, but for its first two paralyzed users, the sensation is only fleeting

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No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem

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Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today’s imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality. Can the mind connect directly with artificial intelligence, robots and other minds through brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies to transcend our human limitations?

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