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A.I. researchers are turning to neuroscience to build smarter, more powerful neural networks

Engineered Arts prosthetic expert Mike Humphrey checks on Fred, a recently completed Mesmer robot that was built at the company’s headquarters in Penryn on May 9, 2018, in Cornwall, England. Photo: Matt Cardy/Stringer/Getty Images


Neuroscience in the courtroom could jeopardize our privacy and civil rights

A photo of two people standing next to each other in the dark, with light beams connecting them.
A photo of two people standing next to each other in the dark, with light beams connecting them.
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Science has come a long way since I first held a brain in my hand

A woman with her eyes closed, only her eyes are lit on her face. There is a pink circle graphic behind her head.
A woman with her eyes closed, only her eyes are lit on her face. There is a pink circle graphic behind her head.
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An interview with the French neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene, author of ‘How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine… For Now’

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Unconscious monkeys zapped in one area of the brain suddenly woke up

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Deep brain stimulation could help curb drug and alcohol addiction

Left: Frank Plummer. Photo: Kevin Van Paassen, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Right: An X-ray of Gerod Buckhalter’s brain, where scientists have placed a deep brain stimulation device. Credit: West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute


The so-called organoids could shed light on how autism and schizophrenia develop

Human forebrain organoids in a cell culture dish. Credit: Pasca Lab, Stanford University


Infection with Toxoplasma gondii has unexpectedly protective effects in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease

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If we expect the right to free political thought, and want to prevent corporations from controlling our minds, we need a robust A.I. policy framework now

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A brain implant helped restore his sight after a tragic car crash

Jason Esterhuizen, who lost his eyesight in a car accident, practices locating objects and walking after getting a brain implant that’s meant to create artificial vision. Photo credit: UCLA Health

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