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Machines Like Us

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UBC research shows that chemotherapy can lead to excessive mind wandering and an inability to concentrate. Dubbed 'chemo-brain,' the negative cognitive effects of the cancer treatment have long been...
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and American University have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of...
When you hear the word “supercomputer,” what are the first mental images that pop into your head? If you’re like most of our readers who work around these systems, you probably conjured a vision of...
Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted...
A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refueling or recharging, in mid-air. Daniel Wilson, whose PhD research addressed...
Research hints that disease is caused by toxins, whose spread to the brain could be blocked. Scientists have raised hopes that they may be able to create a vaccine to block the progress of Parkinson...
Tapping the highly specialized expertise of a brain research lab at the University of Iowa, researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record directly from the brain of a person with...
Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine published online today. It's time to bust the...
A new study led by University of Toronto researcher Dr. David Lam has discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain. Released in top journal Pain this month, the study points to...
Scientists have for the first time captured live images of the process of taste sensation on the tongue. The international team imaged single cells on the tongue of a mouse with a specially designed...

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