Brain Education

WIRED: The Man Behind Facebook’s Artificial Brain Attempt

Mark Zuckerberg recently handpicked the longtime NYU professor to run Facebook’s new artificial intelligence lab. The IEEE Computational Society just gave him its prestigious Neural Network Pioneer Award, in honor of his work on deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence meant to more closely mimic the human brain. And, perhaps most of all, deep […]

WIRED: What’s Up With That: Your Best Thinking Seems To Happen In The Shower:

You’re in the shower. The water sounds like a gentle, rainy static, and feels like a Plinko massage. You’ve just started to lather up and suddenly, you’re hit with a flash of brilliance. Maybe it’s the answer to a vexing problem at work, the location of your lost USB drive, or perhaps it’s just a […]

WIRED: What’s Different About The Brain’s Of Heroes?

Marco Zanon and his colleagues scanned the brains of 43 young adults (30 women) while they took part in a virtual reality (VR) experience of a disaster. Wearing VR goggles and headphones, each participant began the study by meeting up with what they thought were three other volunteers in a virtual waiting room. In fact, […]

The Hill: Bipartisan Support For The Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

In June, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act (TBIRA), legislation to reauthorize programs that will provide resources for those with traumatic brain injury while also affording an investment in education and research around traumatic brain injury prevention. Center for BrainHealth’s Dr. Sandi Chapman shares how scientific advances […]

CBS: N.C.A.A. To Settle Class-Action Head Injury Lawsuit

The rules are changing for college athletes. A settlement between players and the NCAA will require testing for possible brain injuries. “Every single student has to have a baseline testing before we start a sport now,” says Lead Counsel Steve Berman. The NCAA will shell out 70 million dollars to fund the program. The association […]

Your Brain, Your Productivity

Your Brain, Your Productivity: Maximizing human cognitive potential requires regular investments from an individual.

Scientific American: ‘Lucy’ Film Hinges On Brain Capacity Myth

On July 25, French film writer/director Luc Besson’s action thriller Lucy opens in theaters nationwide. The premise is that the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson, is exposed to a drug that unlocks her mind, giving her superhuman powers of cognition. The movie production notes elaborate: “…It has long been hypothesized that human beings only […]

Red Orbit: Sleepy? It’s A Sure Bet Your Memory Is Affected As Well As Your Health

Going without sleep over a long period of time can be detrimental to your health in many ways, including depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, weight gain and even a lack of sex drive. WebMD cites sleeplessness as a mitigating factor in some of the largest disasters in recent history, including Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, […]

Chron: Doctors Are Expanding The Notion Of What Constitutes A Concussion

Dr. Jorge Gomez has seen “more and more” concussions among his patients at Texas Children’s, where he is a sports medicine specialist at the West Campus. About 250,000 kids and teens go to the emergency room every year for sports- and recreation-related brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids can […]

Find Biometrics: Brain Trauma Biometrics: BlackBox Launches New Model of Blast Gauge

According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects more than 1.7 million people annually and is treatable if the signs are recognized. BlackBox Biometrics offers a wearable biometric device, called the Blast Gauge System, which detects the signs of traumatic brain injury as a result of environmental factors related to blast […]