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Elon Musk expects Neuralink brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months

Elon Musk expects Neuralink brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months

November 30 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Wednesday he expected a wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months, after the company missed the deadlines he had set. The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could help disabled patients move and communicate again, …

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Neuralink's brain chip plans: Help the blind see and the paralyzed walk

Neuralink’s brain chip plans: Help the blind see and the paralyzed walk

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s startup that hopes to link our brains directly to computers, showed progress in two medical areas on Wednesday: helping blind people see and helping people with spinal cord injuries walk. The company, one of five led by Musk, is working on technology to deposit thousands of electrodes thinner than a hair into …

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Silent synapses are abundant in the adult brain – Neuroscience News

Summary: The adult brain contains millions of “silent synapses,” or immature connections between neurons that remain dormant until needed to learn new information and store new memories. Source: WITH MIT neuroscientists have found that the adult brain contains millions of “silent synapses” – immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until recruited to help form …

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Breakthrough in autism: New treatment dramatically improves social skills and brain function

The researchers anticipate that the success of the study will have positive implications for clinical treatment. The treatment caused neurological changes, including a decrease in inflammation and an increase in functionality, according to the researchers. A recent study from Tel Aviv University found that pressure chamber therapy significantly improved social skills and brain status in …

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525 million year old fossil defies textbook explanation of brain evolution – Neuroscience News

Summary: The fossil of a tiny 525-million-year-old sea creature with a preserved nervous system could resolve an age-old debate about arthropod brain evolution. Source: University of Arizona Fossils of a tiny sea creature that died more than half a billion years ago could force a science textbook to rewrite brain evolution. A study published in …

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Are science textbooks wrong? 525 Million Year Old Fossil Challenges Common Explanation of Brain Evolution

Artist’s impression of a 525 million year old Cardiodictyon catenulum on the shallow coastal seafloor, emerging from the shelter of a small stromatolite built by photosynthetic bacteria. Credit: Nicholas Strausfeld/University of Arizona Fossils of a tiny sea creature with a delicately preserved nervous system resolve a century-old debate about brain evolution in arthropods, the most …

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What the octopus and the human brain have in common – Neuroscience News

Summary: Octopuses have a massively expanded repertoire of miRNAs in their neural tissue, reflecting development similar to that which has occurred in vertebrates. The results suggest that miRNA plays an important role in the development of complex brains. Source: MDC Cephalopods like octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are highly intelligent animals with complex nervous systems. In …

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What the octopus and the human brain have in common

What the octopus and the human brain have in common

Octopuses have complex “camera” eyes, as seen here in a juvenile animal. 1 credit Cephalopods like octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are highly intelligent animals with complex nervous systems. In Scientists progressa team led by Nikolaus Rajewsky from the Max Delbrück Center has just shown that their evolution is linked to a spectacular expansion of their …

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525 Million Year Old Fossil Challenges Textbook Explanation of Brain Evolution

525 Million Year Old Fossil Challenges Textbook Explanation of Brain Evolution

Artist’s impression of a 525 million year old Cardiodictyon catenulum on the shallow coastal seafloor, emerging from the shelter of a small stromatolite built by photosynthetic bacteria. Credit: Nicholas Strausfeld/University of Arizona Fossils of a tiny sea creature that died more than half a billion years ago could force a science textbook to rewrite brain …

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Major mammalian brain discovery surprises researchers – Neuroscience News

Summary: V-ATPase, a vital enzyme that enables neurotransmission, is able to turn on and off randomly, even when taking breaks of several hours. Source: University of Copenhagen In a new breakthrough to better understand the mammalian brain, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have made an incredible discovery. Namely, a vital enzyme that activates brain …

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