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Neurotechnology – News and Features

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What Happens in the Human Brain After Taking DMT?

How, exactly, DMT alters brain function to produce positive effects observed in clinical trials is not yet clear, though a study from scientists at Imperial College London has shed some light.
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MRI Technique Improves Depression Treatment’s Lasting Effects

A major clinical trial has shown how MRI can be used to guide the delivery of transcranial magnetic stimulation and improve the treatment's effects on severe depression.
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Transparent Brain Implant Captures Deep Neural Activity From the Surface

When placed on the surface of the brain, this thin, flexible implant enables researchers to capture high-resolution information about neural activity deep inside the brain without damaging its delicate tissue.
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High-Tech Brain Stimulation Can Make People More Hypnotizable

Stanford Medicine scientists used transcranial magnetic stimulation to temporarily enhance hypnotizability in patients with chronic pain, making them better candidates for hypnotherapy.
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Evidence Gathers That Gamma Rays Can Help Treat Alzheimer's

A new review surveys a broadening landscape of studies showing what’s known, and what remains to be found, about the therapeutic potential of non-invasive sensory, electrical or magnetic stimulation of gamma brain rhythms.
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Brain Stimulation May Improve Memory Ability in Individuals With Schizophrenia

Most people with schizophrenia have extensive impairment of memory, including prospective memory, which is the ability to remember to perform future activities.
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Unlocking the Secret Strength of Marine Mussels

How do you create strong, yet quick-release connections between living and non-living tissues? This is a question that continues to puzzle bioengineers who aim to create materials that bond together for advanced biomedical applications.
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Rapid Changes in Dopamine Levels Guide Our Behavior

What happens in the human brain when we learn from positive and negative experiences? To help answer that question and better understand decision-making and human behavior, scientists are studying dopamine.
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Ultrasound Imaging Is a Window Into the Brain

A new study is a proof-of-concept that functional ultrasound technology can be the basis for an "online" brain–machine interface, which reads brain activity, deciphers its meaning with decoders programmed with machine learning and consequently controls a computer that can accurately predict movement.
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Flower “Super Power” Could Enable New Drug Treatments

A "super power" used by plants to deter predators has inspired a new tool that may help researchers develop new pharmaceuticals in a cleaner, greener, less expensive way.