HP moves closer to brain-like computing

Researchers at Hewlett Packard and UC Santa Barbara say they've made a breakthrough in the development of a device that could revolutionize computing by mimicking the brain.

Perceptions of justice built into the brain

A new study suggests that our brains have a built-in mechanism that causes an automatic reaction when we deal with someone who refuses to share.

Team makes breakthrough in development of artificial brain

Researchers have built a synthetic synapse in work that could one day lead to a fully-functioning artificial brain.

Bullying in mice alters brain chemistry, leads to anxiety

Mice that are low on the totem pole have a tough life. It turns out that bullying has some measurable effects on the brain chemistry of mice.

Research suggests we might be able to mix computers and neurons soon

The path to combining man with machine into a real cyborg may be a little bit clearer thanks to new scientific research.

Scientists learn about the brain’s ability to reorganize itself

A new study from The University of Michigan has found that after being disrupted, mouse brains are able to shift important functions tied to learning and memory.

Cellphone use alters brain activity

The debate over whether cellphones affect the brain rumbles on. The latest study shows a measurable effect on brain activity - but one which may or may not be harmful, say the team.

'Thinking cap' boosts insight through brain stimulation

University of Sydney scientists say they're on the verge of creating an 'electronic thinking cap' - a way of stimulating the brain to provide flashes of insight.

Right-wingers have larger fear center in the brain

People with conservative views have a larger amygdala, a primitive part of the brain associated with fear, new research shows.

Team tests brain cancer vaccine

A medical team believes it's developed an effective vaccine against the most common type of brain cancer, and is about to try it out on human subjects.

Memory erasing drugs now in earliest stages

People who are haunted by visions of war and scenes of violence sometimes wish they could remove the bad memories from their minds. Medical researchers at Johns Hopkins University think that it may be possible someday.

A zap to the brain makes people better at math

A quick blast of electricity to one region of the brain can make a person better at math for up to six months, say neuroscientists at Oxford University.

Move over touchpads - and bring on the thought-pad

New research funded by the National Institutes of Health shows that people can manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind.

Tiny-brained bees beat computers to solve math problem

Despite having a brain the size of a grass seed, bumblebees can solve a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days.

Ground-breaking project aims to map the human brain

In a initiative being compared to the Human Genome Project, neuroscientists are attempting to map all the major circuits in the human brain.

New technique could allow the paralyzed to 'speak'

University of Utah scientists have demonstrated that planting microelectrodes on the surface of the brain can allow people to 'speak' with their thoughts.

Boston university developing mind-controlled robot

Telling a robot do do something? That is so early 21st century. There's a new team of scientists working on a computer interface that could send commands to a robot simply by thinking about them.

Team develops 'pacemaker for the brain'

Israeli cientists have developed an implantable  chip that delivers precise stimulation to control disorders such as depression or Parkinson's disease.

Molecular computer mimics human brain

A team of researchers from Japan and Michigan Technological University has built a massively parallel molecular computer.

Japanese scientists design mind-reading robots

Japanese scientists are preparing to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought.