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In a First, People Had Their Brain Activity Tracked Remotely During Everyday Life

In a new study out Monday, scientists say they can now record people’s brain activity wirelessly throughout the day—a feat that could allow for better research into the brain’s inner workings. They then used that data to adjust the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease through deep brain stimulation. It’s an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brain, Electroencephalography, Parkinson, Neurotechnology, Brain Implant, Emerging Technologies, Deep Brain Stimulation, Neuroprosthetics, Branches Of Biology, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, Braincomputer Interfacing, Electrotherapy, Phillipp Starr


Brain-stimulating implant can turn down Parkinson’s symptoms as required

Approach may be better than regular deep brain stimulation
Tags: News, Trends, Emerging Tech, Parkinson, Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinsons Disease


In China, a deep brain stimulation implant is being used to treat addiction

Researchers in China have implanted a deep brain stimulation device into a person’s brain to treat their addiction to methamphetamine. Here's how it's reportedly worked out so far. The post In China, a deep brain stimulation implant is being used to treat addiction appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Trends, Addiction, Emerging Tech, Deep Brain Stimulation


Scientists Propose New Way to Treat Depression With Brain Implants

In recent years, doctors have explored an unorthodox method to address cases of depression that haven’t responded to other treatments: sending precise electrical shocks directly to areas of a patient’s brain, otherwise known as deep brain stimulation (DBS). While the technique has shown some promise, its positive…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Depression, Brains, DBS, Brain Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation


A Lightning Strike Shut off a Woman's Brain Implant, and It Could Have Been Even Worse

It’s the sort of story that you’d find in a Marvel movie, but with far less cool consequences. Doctors in Slovenia have reported what they say is the first instance of lightning shutting down a person’s brain implant.Read more...
Tags: Science, Slovenia, Injury, Lightning, Implants, Deep Brain Stimulation, Freak Accidents


That Viral Story of an 'Awakened' Vegetative Patient Serves as a Cautionary Tale

Medicine is perfect for heartwarming stories. Some close relative is facing the most hopeless prognosis, such as being in a vegetative state. Someone tries a wild treatment, and boom, people are crying, the relative is awake, and the headlines go viral. But science doesn’t really work this way. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Neurology, Coma, Comas, fMRI, Deep Brain Stimulation, Shit Advice Of The Week, Shit Advice From Your Newsfeed, Shit Advice, Awakenings, Vegetative State, Minimally Conscious


Exclusive: Woman Can Move Again After a Breakthrough Stroke Treatment

The first person to receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) for stroke recovery is performing far better than her doctors anticipated. Two years ago, Judy Slater, a 59 year old in Pulaski, Pennsylvania, was getting out of bed when she had a severe stroke. She fell down and couldn’t get back up; the stroke had left…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Stroke, Heart Health, Health Care, Cleveland Clinic, DBS, Machado, Deep Brain Stimulation, Judy Slater, Innovation Health, andre Machado, Dbs Stroke, Health Innovation, Stroke Recovery, Stroke Treatment


DARPA Is Funding Brain-Computer Interfaces to Treat Blindness, Paralysis and Speech Disorders 

These days, it seems you’re nobody if you’re not working on a way to merge machines with the human brain. Earlier this year, both Facebook and perpetual moonshot-enthusiast Elon Musk announced plans for brain-computer interfaces that could allow us to read the thoughts of others and improve our capacity for learning.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Science, Darpa, Brains, Brain Implants, Deep Brain Stimulation, Brainchips, Brain Computer Interface


Why People With Brain Implants Are Afraid to Go Through Automatic Doors

In 2009, Gary Olhoeft walked into a Best Buy to buy some DVDs. He walked out with his whole body twitching and convulsing. Olhoeft has a brain implant, tiny bits of microelectronic circuitry that deliver electrical impulses to his motor cortex in order to control the debilitating tremors he suffers as a symptom of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cyborgs, Implants, EMI, Brain Implants, Deep Brain Stimulation, Gary Olhoeft, Olhoeft


Is it Possible to Stimulate Deep Inside Our Brains Without Implanting Hardware?

For decades, scientists have dreamed of how electricity might be used to change the human brain. By altering its firing patterns using currents, scientists hope to not only treat mental illness, but improve human cognition. Trouble is, so far the most successful of these enterprises have relied on implanting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brains, Deep Brain Stimulation, Brainchips, Temporal Interference Stimulation


Proposed Human Rights Would Protect Your Mind From the Likes of Facebook

“It sounds impossible but it’s closer than you may realize,” Facebook’s Regina Dugan recently told audience members at the F8 developer conference. Dugan was referring to the social network’s plans to read users’ thoughts. Just in time to inject some practical considerations into that terrifying scenario, researchers…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Human Rights, Darpa, Dugan, Brain Implants, Regina Dugan, Deep Brain Stimulation, Mind Hacking


New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory

Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, however a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania are the first to successfully…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Department Of Defense, University of Pennsylvania, Electric, Current Biology, Deep Brain Stimulation


DARPA’s Brain Chip Implants Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

How did a Massachusetts woman end up with a four electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps? How did we get to deep brain…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, News, Massachusetts, Mental Health, Depression, Darpa, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Deep Brain Stimulation, Brain Chips


DARPA’s Brain Chips Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

How did a Massachusetts woman end up with a four electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps? How did we get to deep brain…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Massachusetts, Mental Health, Depression, Darpa, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Deep Brain Stimulation, Brain Chips


Freaky new experiment shows neuroscientists exactly how the human brain processes fear

Neurologists at the University of California, Irvine are using deep brain electrodes to analyze people's reaction to horror movies. The results are telling them all about fear -- and possible treatments, too. The post Freaky new experiment shows neuroscientists exactly how the human brain processes fear appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Horror, Trends, Fear, University of California Irvine, Movies & TV, Cool Tech, Deep Brain Stimulation


Freaky experiment shows neuroscientists exactly how human brain processes fear

Neurologists at the University of California, Irvine are using deep brain electrodes to analyze people's reaction to horror movies. The results are telling them all about fear -- and possible treatments, too. The post Freaky experiment shows neuroscientists exactly how human brain processes fear appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Horror, Trends, Fear, University of California Irvine, Movies & TV, Cool Tech, Deep Brain Stimulation