brain

Blood-Brain Barrier Built on a Chip

Vanderbilt-led team developed ‘brain on a chip’   A $2.1M “microbrain” challenge for the purpose of studying chemical reactions in the brain was announced in…


Birds Survived Meteor Strike 66M Years Ago To Evolve Human Speech

Most of life was wiped out 66 million years ago after a meteor strike and only a few species of birds survived life on…


Prep for Full-Body Cloaking: Body Can “Feel” Invisible with VR

What is it like to be invisible? Source – Nature, “Illusory ownership of an invisible body reduces autonomic and subjective social anxiety responses” There…


Rat Brain Cerebral Cortex is Set Up Like…A Mini-Internet

“The cerebral cortex is like a mini-Internet,” said Larry Swanson, professor at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Source –  USC…


FTW! Stanford Bioengineers Study Concussions

Researchers at Stanford study forces to better predict mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Sources – NIH, Stanford Magazine, Medium There has been a growing body of…


Long Term Meditation May Slow Brain Aging

An imaging study conducted at UCLA showed that long-term meditators experienced less gray matter loss compared with persons who did not meditate. Source: MedScape (the article…


Win a Brain-Controlled Drone?

Subscribe to the Raw Science Newsletter at www.rawscience.tv for a chance to win! The kit has an EEG headset and  requires focus in order to fly…


Orangutan in Argentina Wins “Non-Human Person” Rights

An orangutan in an Argentina zoo won non-human personhood rights as reported by The Guardian. This means it has been unlawfully deprived of its…