Study shows that artificial neural networks can be used to drive brain activity

MIT neuroscientists have performed the most rigorous testing yet of computational models that mimic the brain’s visual cortex. Using their current best model of the brain’s visual neural network, the researchers designed a new way to precisely control individual neurons and populations of neurons in the middle of that network. In an animal study, the team then showed that the […]

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Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows

Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space (imagine crossing a busy road using sound alone). For decades scientists have wondered what changes in the brain might underlie these enhanced auditory abilities. […]

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Gallery shows how women use animal skins, cow dung, cloth to manage periods

The charity reported that one in nine people don’t have clean water close to home and one in three don’t have a decent toilet of their own. As part of the gallery, WaterAid spoke to some of these women who revealed what methods they use. Limpo, a 22-year-old from Zambia uses dried up cow dung. She cuts them into small […]

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Depression: gene test shows which children are at risk

Many children and young people Depression is detected, is often too late. Medical scientists have now succeeded for the first time on the basis of a genetic profile, the risk of serious disease predict. In Germany, more than half of the children and adolescents who suffer from Depression are not treated in a timely manner. An international team of researchers […]

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Research shows impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They found that children from lower-income backgrounds, where mothers also had a low level of education, had weaker brain activity and were […]

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Jessie J Shows Off Booty Cellulite in Her Latest Swimsuit Photo

It’s hard to log on to Instagram these days without seeing at least one ridiculously over-edited celebrity photo. And with so many photo editing apps available, it only takes a few seconds to transform any image. And that’s exactly why it’s so refreshing when we see a celeb who is totally comfortable in their own skin. Last week, singer Jessie J shared a […]

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Jessie J Proudly Shows Off Cellulite in Body-Positive Bikini Pic

“Nobody’s Perfect” … except, perhaps, Jessie J. The pop star owned her cellulite in an Instagram post on Thursday, March 21, and fans are raving about her body positivity. In the photo, a bikini-clad Jessie J stands on a rocky beach with her back to the camera, her hair blowing in the wind. “Took ages to hairspray my hair like […]

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Cancer tumours in the gut feed off sugary drinks, new study shows

Cancer tumours in the gut feed off sugary drinks, new study shows Sugar may help fuel cancer by speeding up the growth of tumours in the body  Mice consuming high-fructose corn syrup saw intestinal tumours grow faster Amount is equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugary drink a day  e-mail 10 View comments Sugar could be fuelling […]

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Trigger warnings do little to reduce people’s distress, research shows

Trigger warnings that alert people to potentially sensitive content are increasingly popular, especially on college campuses, but research suggests that they have minimal impact on how people actually respond to content. The findings are published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We, like many others, were hearing new stories week upon week about trigger […]

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Study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings. As part of a larger study on youth suicide risk screening in emergency departments, researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, and collaborators sought to explore how frequently preteen […]

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