Pigeons, with training, did just as well as humans in a study testing their ability to distinguish cancerous from healthy breast tissue samples. The birds were rewarded with food pellets when they correctly identified tumor samples. The pigeons were able to generalize what they learned, correctly spotting tumors in unseen microscope images

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OMG – What R They Thinking?

November 20, 2015

Video from our Bioethics Seminar Series: Douglas Diekema presents on adolescent brain development and the implications for decision making

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Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel argues that conscious machines would deserve special moral consideration akin to our own children

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We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction

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Who wouldn’t be tempted by a drug that might make it easier to keep up in a world that runs at overwhelming speed? Evidently, many people agree. The proportion of Americans using Adderall, and other “study drugs” like Ritalin and Vyvanse, is increasing rapidly

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US military research suggests that electrodes can compensate for damaged tissue

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The U.S. Army has kicked out more than 22,000 soldiers since 2009 for “misconduct,” after they returned from Iraq and Afghanistan and were diagnosed with mental health disorders and traumatic brain injuries. That means many of those soldiers are not receiving the crucial treatment or retirement and health care benefits they would have received with an honorable discharge

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