A study of a remote Africa tribe wearing actigraphs suggests for the first time that a 50-year-old theory on animal sleep patterns applies to humans, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading
Looking at digital devices at night could be ruining our sleep, according to the authors of a new study. Continue reading
A new study shows hackers could learn your passwords by using algorithms to learn the patterns of brainwaves through the use of EEG headsets. Continue reading
A tiny fly, the size of a grain of rice, could be the Top Gun of the insect world after Cambridge scientists identified its remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, as Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading
BALTIMORE, MD, AND ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Professor Vassili Koliatsos and his team at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, believe they may have found the signature of “shell shock” in the brains of war veterans.
LAUSANNE AND GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / ANIMATION (REUTERS / HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT) – Scientists working towards mapping and modelling the human brain, have taken the first step by implanting a simplified mouse brain inside its virtual body.
PORTO ALTO / LISBON, PORTUGAL (REUTERS / BRAINFLIGHT PROJECT) – An impressive example of mind control – a drone in the air, flown using the power of human thought.
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Constant smartphone typing has become part of our daily lives.
And it’s changing our brains, say European researchers.
Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman’s could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more.
EGHAM, SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, UK / BARCELONA, SPAIN (REUTERS) – It’s hard to imagine having a body part with a different skin colour to your own – isn’t it?
In fact, it’s surprisingly easy to “trick” people into thinking they have a foreign body part.
And once that’s achieved, psychologists have found that racist attitudes can be diminished.