Research connecting mind and machine .And how the two relate or resemble each other . Including mind control , modification via electromagetic stimuli . machines controled by the mind . Computers resembling neural systems . May 8
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Hmm. So the magnetically influenced inhibition unit in Bender's brain has an analog in humans? TMS requires powerful magnetic fields (Between 1.5 to 2 Tesla. For comparison it took a magnetic field of 10 Tesla to levitate that frog we've all seen on the Web years ago. ) to work so, I wouldn't worry about people gluing refrigerator magnets to your head anytime soon. Refrigerator magnets are barely a 10,000th of that strength. Anyway, I think this needs more study to see if it's really true or not but, if it is.
Public release date: 8-Jul-2011 [ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Karen Kreeger firstname.lastname@example.org 215-349-5658 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Details Published on Jul 08, 2011 Contact Nancy Ross-Flanigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.
A mind reading machine has edged closer to reality after scientists found a way of converting thoughts into words. Researchers were able to render brain signals into speech for the first time, relying on sensors attached to the brain surface. The breakthrough, which is up to 90 percent accurate, will be a boon for paralysed patients who cannot speak and could help read anyone’s thoughts ultimately, reports the Telegraph. “We were beside ourselves with excitement when it started working,” said Prof Bradley Greger, bioengineer at the Utah University who led the project. “It was just one of the moments when everything came together. “We have been able to decode spoken words using only signals from the brain with a device that has promise for long-term use in paralysed patients who cannot speak.
Details Published on Jul 12, 2011 Contact Laura Bailey Photo provided by Euisik Yoon of University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A brain implant developed at the University of Michigan uses the body's skin like a conductor to wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals to control a computer, and may eventually be used to reactivate paralyzed limbs.
Investigators in the United States have taken another major step towards the development of advanced neural networks. They announce the creation of brain cell cultures in the lab, in which neurons can communicate with each other, and also display signs of memory formation. The ring-shaped networks are capable of allowing neurons to send electrical signals from one another, much like they would do in the human brain. This capability is essential for our thought patterns, movements and automated processes such as breathing and heart beat. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are to praise for the creation of these networks, which also demonstrated abilities beyond what was expected of them.
A new new brain imaging system that can identify a subject's simple thoughts may lead to clearer diagnoses for Alzheimer's disease or schizophrenia – as well as possibly paving the way for reading people's minds. Michael Greicius at Stanford University in California and colleagues used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify patterns of brain activity associated with different mental states. He asked 14 volunteers to do one of four tasks: sing songs silently to themselves; recall the events of the day; count backwards in threes; or simply relax. Participants were given a 10-minute period during which they had to do this. For the rest of that time they were free to think about whatever they liked.
<a href="http://oas.stv.tv/RealMedia/ads/click_nx.ads/local.stv.tv/glasgow/250196-scottish-scientists-make-mind-reading-machine-breakthrough/11364725674@Frame1" target="_blank"><img src="http://oas.stv.tv/RealMedia/ads/adstream_nx.ads/local.stv.tv/glasgow/250196-scottish-scientists-make-mind-reading-machine-breakthrough/11364725674@Frame1" alt="" /></a> Scottish scientists have come a step closer to creating a "mind-reading machine" that can show mental images. A team from the University of Glasgow have successfully decoded brain signals related to vision.
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 07:02 GMT, 18 April 2011 Would you feel comfortable if market researchers could know your every thought? A headband designed by San Francisco firm EmSense can sense your brainwaves as you have reactions to watching something and then record the data for researchers. The process of measuring your reaction to something is known as ‘quantitative neurometrics’ and it can be carried out as you watch a computer or television screen.
Put a powerful magnet against the side of your head and it can interfere with the neurons working underneath. The technique is being used to treat severe depression , but it can also produce some nifty party tricks. In this video, a magnet held to left side of New Scientist editor Roger Highfield's skull interrupts his ability to speak a nursery rhyme. But when Highfield sings the same rhyme, there's no effect.
Return to index Life Sciences Publications By Thomas Kromer Spatial Neural Networks Based on Fractal Algorithms Biomorph Nets of Nets of ... Thomas Kromer,Zentrum für Psychiatrie,Münsterklinik Zwiefalten ,G 1 . Abstract and Introduction : Biological central nervous systems with their massive parallel structures and recurrent projections show fractal characteristics in structural and functional parameters ( Babloyantz and Louren¸o 1994 ).
Brain controlled machine or computer? Intendix Brain-Computer Interface will let your convert your thought into computer system. In order to convert user’s brain wave, user must firstly wear the EEG cap that is connected to the attached PC. It was developed to anticipate the patient with locked-in syndrome or other disabilities to communicate with other. After wearing the connected EEG cap, you will be able to write texts, or let the computer speak the written text, print out the text or simply want to make a copy of the text and convert it into an e-mail or send the text via email.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-54745" title="nerve_cell_chip" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/03/nerve_cell_chip.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="435" /> Nerve-cell tendrils readily thread their way through tiny semiconductor tubes, researchers find, forming a crisscrossed network like vines twining toward the sun. The discovery that offshoots from nascent mouse nerve cells explore the specially designed tubes could lead to tricks for studying nervous system diseases or testing the effects of potential drugs.
An investigational implanted system being developed to translate brain signals toward control of assistive devices has allowed a woman with paralysis to accurately control a computer cursor at 2.7 years after implantation, providing a key demonstration that neural activity can be read out and converted into action for an unprecedented length of time. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Demonstrating an important milestone for the longevity and utility of implanted brain-computer interfaces, a woman with tetraplegia using the investigational BrainGate* system continued to control a computer cursor accurately through neural activity alone more than 1,000 days after receiving the BrainGate implant, according to a team of physicians, scientists, and engineers developing and testing the technology at Brown University, the Providence VA Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
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Stephen Omohundro has had a wide-ranging career as a scientist, university professor, author, software architect, and entrepreneur. At the 2007 Singularity Summit hosted by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence , he asked whether we can design intelligent systems that embody our values, even after many generations of self-improvement. His talk demonstrates that self-improving systems will converge on a cognitive architecture first described in von Neumann ‘s work on the foundations of microeconomics.