Swiss Scientists Control Genes with the Power of Mind

Researchers from Switzerland have developed an innovative gene regulation device operated via brain waves. Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger, biotechnology and biomechanics professor of the Department of Biosystems at Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, developed a gene network that uses brain waves to control gene expression, or the … READ MORE

Older People Can Learn Just Like Younger People, But They Use a Different Area of the Brain

Can old dogs learn new tricks? Why, sure they can, and so can we! The understanding among society has been that older people cannot learn as well as younger individuals. New findings contradict the notion that older generations have less flexibility in the brain. This flexibility (plasticity) is how the brain absorbs … READ MORE

Brain Can Be Trained to Have Synaesthetic Experiences, New Study Shows

Here is a fascinating question. Is the number 3 blue or red? Don’t understand? Well, to some individuals numbers and letters have a very distinct color; to many, they even have personalities. There is one main reason for this, and it revolves around a real-life neurological condition the makes numbers, letters … READ MORE

Remote Neural Monitoring: How They Spy on Your Thoughts

How many times did you have thoughts that you never wanted to share with anyone, and have been constantly worried at the thought of someone ever finding out about these thoughts?  All of us have been through this process, and the new and improved technologies being developed around the world, … READ MORE

Scientists Trick Volunteers Into Believing There Is a Ghost in the Room

If you have ever had the feeling of being watched, you are not alone. Individuals with neurological problems experience these feelings all the time, which can be easily explained by scientists. What is not easily explained is why normal people, with no record of any sort of brain disorder, could also … READ MORE

Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets to Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential

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The claim about humans using only 10% of their brain capacity has long been debunked. In fact, most parts of our brains are active almost all the time. It has been confirmed thanks to neuroimaging technologies, including positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which make it … READ MORE

5 Technologies That Have Made It Possible to Read People’s Minds

The ability to read other people’s minds still belongs to science fiction, but, in fact, neuroscience has already taken tangible steps toward making it a reality. Here are some of the recent technological advances that allowed researchers to “crack” the human mind. 1. Extracting words directly from the human brain … READ MORE

Learning New Words Stimulates the Same Brain Areas as Chocolate, Sex and Drugs

If you like having sex, eating chocolate or taking drugs (or all of the above), you are going to love learning new words. No, seriously, learning is just as stimulating and exciting as either of these “fun-filled” activities. Not saying that drug use is good or anything, it’s just that … READ MORE