Birdie Song Set To Invade Your Brain Again|Humor

Birdie Song Set To Invade Your Brain Again|Humor

Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack! It was the soundtrack to 1981, the backdrop to an entire summer of crazy 'wing-flapping' on the dancefloor, and probably the worst record you ever heard, but the Birdie Song by The Tweets is up for re-release next month. Originally written in the 1950s by Werner Thomas, an accordion player from […]

Meet Google's discontinued nineties AI project Big Brain Brad|Humor

Meet Google's discontinued nineties AI project Big Brain Brad|Humor

Many have heard of DeepMind, the British artificial intelligence company Google acquired in 2014. The DeepMind technology made headlines when after only a few hours of exposure to the ancient chinese board game Go, it not only learned to play the game, but became the finest player in the world. However, few can recall DeepMind’s […]

Brain learns to categorize sounds the same way it does for images

Brain learns to categorize sounds the same way it does for images

Top Story Categorization, or the recognition that individual objects share similarities and can be grouped together, is fundamental to how we make sense of the world. Previous research has revealed how the brain categorizes images. Now, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have discovered that the brain categorizes sounds in much the same […]

Back up your brain, but not now!|Humor

Scientists who are intellectually challenged, announced an important step forward today, this being that in 2 decades from now, when the vast majority of us, will be in wooden overcoats, we will be able to back up our brains! This startling announcement, was made by mad, but award winning, scientist Brainpond Hurtwell, who is 62 […]

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Top Story Humans use an ability known as theory of mind every time they make inferences about someone else’s mental state — what the other person believes, what they want, or why they are feeling happy, angry or scared. Behavioral studies have suggested that children begin succeeding at a key measure of this ability, known […]

Cleanse is creating infection, but let’s not reduce our brain

Cleanse is creating infection, but let’s not reduce our brain

Hair today, damaging the climate tomorrowFairfax Media via Getty Say air pollution and we tend to think of car exhausts, large factories and open fires. But in Western cities, the biggest source of air pollution is something else entirely: household items like your deodorant and shampoo. A team including Brian McDonald and Jessica Gilman of […]

Altering Huntington's problems sufferers' skin area into brain cells outdoor storage sheds easy on illness

Altering Huntington's problems sufferers' skin area into brain cells outdoor storage sheds easy on illness

Top Story Scientists have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. The resulting mass of neurons serves as a new tool to study the degenerative, and eventually fatal, neurological condition, according to the researchers. The study showed that the patients’ nerve cells — converted […]

Using virtual reality to identify brain areas involved in memory

Using virtual reality to identify brain areas involved in memory

Top Story Virtual reality is helping neuroscientists get new insight into how different brain areas assemble memories in context. Researchers used a virtual reality environment to train subjects, then showed that different areas of the hippocampus are activated for different types of memories. It’s well known that one memory can trigger related memories. We remember […]

Your Brain Knows What Songs Are For, No Matter Where They Came From

Your Brain Knows What Songs Are For, No Matter Where They Came From

A Nyangatom woman from East Africa sings in an up and down lilt, her unadorned voice rising and falling like a hilly landscape. If you heard this song, with no geographical or cultural context, would you know it was a lullaby meant to soothe babies to sleep? It turns out you probably would, according to a […]