After 15 years in a vegetative state with no signs of consciousness a man is now showing minimal signs of “waking” following the implantation of an experimental nerve stimulation device into his chest.
The new smartphone app, called Pupilscreen, could be used to detect concussions on the battlefield or the sidelines of a football field.
Advances over the last decade have led to a swift rise in research surrounding transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and its therapeutic effects. A new study demonstrates how TMS, in conjunction with a VR experience, can help alleviate anxiety disorders, helping people “unlearn” fears.
Human emotions may not be as plentiful as the hundreds of emojis we use on social media, but theyâre still more complex than previously believed.
Measuring emotional responses could be the next big thing in entertainment.
In the Star Trek universe, Vulcans could form a mental bond with someone else, syncing up their brains to the point that the two basically shared one consciousness. Researchers in Spain have now shown that humans do something a bit similar – just by having a conversation.
An instrument that emits notes according to a person’s brain signals is the latest example of mind-controlled technology helping those who have limited movement to engage with the world.
No longer a fringe sci-fi concept, we’re seeing big money being committed to the development of brain-computer interfaces. DARPA has now announced an investment of up to US$65 million across six projects as part of its new Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program.
The more we find out about the bacteria that live in our gut, the more we’re coming to realise how these microbiota could have an impact on every facet of our lives – and not just our physical health and well-being , but our thoughts and emotions…
Startup’s stress sensor tracks users’ unconscious responses to products and experiences.