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Effect of Obesity on Human Brain

The number of overweight and obese people (those with BMI above 25) around the world is approaching the two billion mark. This is more than 20% of estimated 7.4 billion people currently populating the planet. The connection between obesity and various chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer is well […]

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Human Memory Manipulation Technology for PTSD – A Step Too Far?

National Geographic Channel will shortly air &8220;Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain&8220;. As part of a virtual roundtable, Brain Blogger was selected to screen the episode and address the thought provoking question raised therein: What if scientists were able to implant or erase memories for someone like those suffering from PTSD, this could be life changing, or […]

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Meet the Parasites That Control Human Brains

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to enjoy some monster stories, and the scariest monsters of all are those that actually exist. Join us as we share tales of some of the creepiest parasites around — those that control the brains of their human hosts, sometimes leaving insanity and death in their wake. […]

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Human brain inspires computer memory

How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers have unlocked the physical mechanisms involved in new-generation magnetic memory, and have shown that these mechanisms could be used as “synapses” in a new type of neuro-inspired system, able to learn how to store and retrieve information.

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