A global group of scientists are spending the next ten years and over a billion dollars to try and develop a computer simulation of the brain. Meanwhile, in Washington, the U.S. equivalent is on pause.
A group of researches at the Free University of Berlin found that people who are prone to seeking rewards (like food and sex) are more likely to be active on Facebook.
Popular brain-training startup Lumosity revealed findings from its Human Cognition Project — an initiative that gives researchers access to its data to conduct experimental research.
President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative is welcome news. However, it’s unlikely to move the needle because, unlike previous national projects, it lacks adequate funding and actionable objectives.
Violinist-turned-neuroscientist Poppy Crum talks sound, neuro-plasticity, and sensory superpowers.
A research team at Duke electronically linked the brains of a pair of rats to transmit sensory information and solve problems, across continents.
Launching today, Cerego is a memory management company that spun out of a privately-funded think tank.
Editor’s Pick Early detection of Alzheimer’s means better, faster clinical trials — and soon, life-saving drugs and treatments on the market. Here’s what Neurotrack is doing to help.
Israeli startup Cortica raised $7 million in a second round of funding. The investment was led by Horizons Ventures, not to be confused with Silicon Valley’s Horizon Ventures. Horizons Ventures (mind the “s”) is owned by the Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing. Venture capitalist Ynon Kreiz also participated in the round.
Welcome back, American readers, from what we hope was a long and leftover-filled weekend. The news was slow, but here are a few stories you might have missed while still in your post-dinner food coma.