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Implantable “memory prosthetic” opens new horizons for cyborg future

Implantable “memory prosthetic” opens new horizons for cyborg future If that sounds too sci-fi, blink away the amazement and behold Kernel, a Los Angeles based startup which has already commenced testing their memory prosthetic on human subjects.At this point you’re likely wondering, what in god’s good earth is a memory prosthetic?

Lost in navigation: Sat-navs switch off parts of our brain, study suggests

Lost in navigation: Sat-navs switch off parts of our brain, study suggests In the University College London study, researchers took brain scans of 24 participants as they virtually navigated around central London.Their primary focus was the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, brain regions that account for things like memory, navigation, planning, and decision-making.

Seniors Shimmy Away Signs of Aging in Brain

Seniors Shimmy Away Signs of Aging in Brain A new study reveals that older folks who routinely cut a rug may be able to reverse signs of aging in the brain.” A set of elderly volunteers—average age 68—were assigned an 18-month weekly course of either learning dance routines or endurance and flexibility training.