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Space travel messes with the human brain

Space can be an unfriendly place for the human body, with microgravity conditions and other factors tampering with our physiology, and of main concern is brain physiology. Astronauts who traveled to the International Space Station or on NASA space shuttles on missions lasting at least six months experienced significant expansion of part of their brains […]

Paralyzed woman speaks using a digital avatar

Researchers have developed an implantable AI-powered device that, for the first time, translates brain signals into modulated speech and facial expressions. As a result, Ann (a woman who lost the ability to speak due to a stroke) was able to speak and convey emotion using a talking digital avatar. The pioneering research work is lead […]

Neurological disorders affect 1 Billion people globally

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that neurological disorders (Alzheimer disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, headache, and others) affect up to one billion people worldwide. The report, named: “Neurological disorders: Public health challenges”, reveals that of the one billion people affected worldwide, 50 million suffer from epilepsy and 24 million from Alzheimer. […]

Worldwide at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment

Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment. In at least 1 billion of these cases vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. Among these the main conditions causing distance vision impairment or blindness are cataract (94 million), refractive error (88.4 million), age-related macular degeneration […]

Neuromorphic computing goes one step forward

Neuromorphic computers do not aim to replace conventional computers. They instead wish to supplement them in a way that makes sense. The current computer architectures have a major problem in recognizing patterns and grasping complexity. Neuromorphic computers can sift through vast mountain of data, provided by services like Google, combined with smartphones and cars, looking […]