Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?

The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.

The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.

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Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2019
The surprising finding comes courtesy of two study participants with implanted electrode arrays that record activity at single-neuron resolution.
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Ashley Yeager | Nov 26, 2019
Slowing to just two beats per minute, the animals’ heart rate shows how they survive plunging far below the ocean’s surface to eat.
Image of the Day: Brain-Computer Interface Electrode
Image of the Day: Brain-Computer Interface Electrode
Emily Makowski | Oct 8, 2019
A newly developed device can better measure brain waves such as those used to control a robotic car.
Computer Program Converts Brain Signals to a Synthetic Voice
Computer Program Converts Brain Signals to a Synthetic Voice
David Adam | Apr 24, 2019
A proof-of-principle study raises hopes that technology can give a voice to paralyzed people unable to speak.
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Jess Romeo | Feb 14, 2019
Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Phil Jaekl | Nov 30, 2018
A perception of sustained focus may actually be the result of cycles of fluctuating rather than continuous neural activity, according to new behavioral and neurological data from studies in humans and macaques.
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Ashley Yeager | Apr 30, 2018
Software that can separate signals from noise brings neuroscientists a step closer to understanding neurons’ patterns of communication.
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2017
In people with epilepsy, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) does not affect memory-related brainwaves as widely claimed, researchers report.
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2017
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.