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Meet Hidden Brain Podcast's Shankar Vedantam: Why The Truth is Not Always Helpful
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Voices
Meet Hidden Brain Podcast's Shankar Vedantam: Why The Truth is Not Always Helpful
His new book explores the benefits of self-deception.
By Hope Reese
May 15, 2021

His new book explores the benefits of self-deception.

Neuroscience
New Brain-Computer Interface Turns Mental Handwriting Into Text
new brain-computer interface
Neuroscience
New Brain-Computer Interface Turns Mental Handwriting Into Text
A new brain-computer interface translated a paralyzed man’s “mental handwriting” into text on a computer screen.
May 14, 2021

A new brain-computer interface translated a paralyzed man’s “mental handwriting” into text on a computer screen.

Neuroscience
Four Types of Alzheimer’s Discovered in International Study
types of alzheimers
Neuroscience
Four Types of Alzheimer’s Discovered in International Study
A study has identified four distinct types of Alzheimer’s disease, based on how the tau protein spreads in patients’ brains.
May 6, 2021

A study has identified four distinct types of Alzheimer’s disease, based on how the tau protein spreads in patients’ brains.

Neuroscience
These Brain-Sensing Headphones Could Help You Focus
brain-sensing headphones
Neuroscience
These Brain-Sensing Headphones Could Help You Focus
Boston startup Neurable is now accepting preorders for Enten, brain-sensing headphones that use EEG data to help users’ maximize their focus.
May 2, 2021

Boston startup Neurable is now accepting preorders for Enten, brain-sensing headphones that use EEG data to help users’ maximize their focus.

Apps
App Can Detect Early Sign of Autism in Toddlers
autism in toddlers
Apps
App Can Detect Early Sign of Autism in Toddlers
A Duke University smartphone app that can detect an early sign of autism in toddlers could one day make diagnosing autism in young children far easier.
May 2, 2021

A Duke University smartphone app that can detect an early sign of autism in toddlers could one day make diagnosing autism in young children far easier.

Neuroscience
Neuroscientists Are Making “Bug Brain Soup”
counting neurons
Neuroscience
Neuroscientists Are Making “Bug Brain Soup”
A novel method for counting neurons that involves mashing insects’ brains into a “soup” has led to several new discoveries about bugs.
May 2, 2021

A novel method for counting neurons that involves mashing insects’ brains into a “soup” has led to several new discoveries about bugs.

Neuroscience
FDA Authorizes Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton for Stroke Rehab
stroke rehab
Neuroscience
FDA Authorizes Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton for Stroke Rehab
Neurolutions’ IpsiHand — a brain-computer interface that uses an exoskeleton to assist with stroke rehab — has been authorized by the FDA.
May 1, 2021

Neurolutions’ IpsiHand — a brain-computer interface that uses an exoskeleton to assist with stroke rehab — has been authorized by the FDA.

Neuroscience
Back-Poking Robot Triggers Presence Hallucinations
presence hallucinations
Neuroscience
Back-Poking Robot Triggers Presence Hallucinations
A back-poking robot can trigger presence hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease, giving researchers a way to finally study the phenomenon.
April 28, 2021

A back-poking robot can trigger presence hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease, giving researchers a way to finally study the phenomenon.

Mental Health
Game Triggers Auditory Hallucinations in Mice and People
auditory hallucinations
Mental Health
Game Triggers Auditory Hallucinations in Mice and People
An experimental game that triggers auditory hallucinations in both mice and humans could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia.
April 11, 2021

An experimental game that triggers auditory hallucinations in both mice and humans could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia.