Your Unique “Brainprint” May Identify You In the Future

Everyone has a unique fingerprint. No two are the same, and even each of your individual fingers are different*. We use them to access our phones, enter secured locations, or get booked after being arrested. Now, scientists at Binghamton University in New York have upped the ante. Fingerprints are old news. We’ve entered the era …

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Video: Watch Memories Form in a Mouse Brain

Have you ever wondered what your brain looks like when it’s forming memories? The above video, which comes from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, shows off fluorescently tagged molecules as they traverse a mouse brain’s labyrinth of cells, forming new memories. It’s a breakthrough the researchers call a “technological tour de force.”

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Scientists Successfully Create Rat-Human Brain Link

Scientists have performed an experiment in which they’ve linked a human brain with a rat brain, allowing the human to “wiggle” the rat’s tail with thoughts alone. This new “brain-to-brain interface” between species, as rudimentary as it is right now, should point the way to more advanced (and terrifying) ways to link brains to other brains …

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Canadian Scientists Develop Most Complex Human-Like Brain Simulation

Scientists at the University of Waterloo in Canada have successfully created the most complex simulation of the human brain ever. Called the Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, or Spaun, the software consists of 2.5 million simulated neurons, and can recognize images, numbers and handwriting by simulating various neural activities of the human brain. Unfortunately, it …

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Scientists Discover Similarities Between The Brain And The Universe

Scientists Discover Similarities Between The Brain And The Universe

A recent computer simulation has led scientists to believe that the universe behaves very much like a brain. Published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the results of the simulation point to “undiscovered, fundamental laws” that dictate the development of both large and small networks, and draw a fairly direct parallel between the transmission of electrical signals …

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Are Our Brains Radios From Another Dimension?

As far as we know, our brains are biological computers (…sort of). They’re driven by well understood biochemical processes, comprised of plain old physical matter. But there’s always been that sliver of a theory, you know? That there’s more to the mind and consciousness than what we perceive. Beyond the gray matter and the neurons …

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Example of images produced through brain scan measurements

Brain Scans Reveal What You See (Sort Of)

Prepare to be terrified. Researchers at UC Berkeley have successfully lifted the veil of the human mind to pull images directly from our brains. Using measurements of brain activity from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), they’ve been able to reach into the brains of their subjects and recreate moving images of various film clips shown to …

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