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Brain drain as young Greenlanders leave for Denmark

by Gizmoration March 29, 2015
Copenhagen (AFP) – As hopes fade for a commodities boom in Greenland there is growing concern that an exodus of young people could cripple the economy of a territory already facing an uncertain outlook. “People come down here to study and then they become so rooted that it’s difficult to go back again,” said Angunguak [...]

Brain training and the end of the Prozac generation

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Robert J. Szczerba is the CEO of X Tech Ventures, an innovative company focused on solving some of today’s most challenging problems through the integration of technologies from multiple, diverse domains. This post originally appeared on Forbes. More than 20 percent of Americans regularly consume prescribed drugs related to mental health issues, earning contemporary America the [...]

Energize your brain with REBUS, a stylish but absurd logic game

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
This post is brought to you by Jutiful, creator of REBUS. You know what a rebus is — a graphic puzzle representing a word or phrase. An example would be a letter “M” sitting atop the word “day”: “M” on… Read more ›

Can Nanorobotic Agents Revolutionize Brain Treatments?

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in the blood that may be toxic to the brain. The research is [...]

We’re learning more about the brain than we’ve ever known before, but that raises three serious ethical questions

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Right now, a massive effort is underway to map and understand the human brain to a degree that has never been accomplished before, with the goal of “revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain” — and by doing so, perhaps revealing more about our thoughts, behaviors, and who we are than we’ve ever known. This [...]

J.D. Gibbs Beginning Treatment for Symptoms Impacting Brain Function

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
J.D. Gibbs, who serves as the president of Joe Gibbs Racing and co-owns the team with his father, has begun treatment to address speech and processing issues.    The team posted a news release to its official website Wednesday to announce that Gibbs, 46, was receiving attention due to the symptoms he showed that impacted his [...]

PC Gaming Week: Headspace Invaders: does PC gaming help motivate the brain?

by Gizmoration March 23, 2015
Introduction and Time Manager In an article for PC Format in 1991, then-PC Plus editor John Minson explored the question of whether PC gaming can stimulate the grey matter, a question that still holds true today. While standing in Software Circus’s High Holborn store, about half a mile from the city, I watched a number [...]

PC Gaming Week: Headspace Invaders: does PC gaming help motivate the brain?

by Gizmoration March 23, 2015
Introduction and Time Manager In an article for PC Format in 1991, then-PC Plus editor John Minson explored the question of whether PC gaming can stimulate the grey matter, a question that still holds true today. While standing in Software Circus’s High Holborn store, about half a mile from the city, I watched a number [...]

5 brain teasers that will have you scratching your head

by Gizmoration March 22, 2015
Think you have the mental chops to pull off these brain-twisting matchstick puzzles? Give it a shot, they’re harder than you think. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Lisa Colagrossi Dies; ABC Reporter Suffers Brain Hemorrhage While Covering Story

by Gizmoration March 22, 2015
Lisa Colagrossi, a 49-year-old New York TV news reporter for WABC, has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage while covering a story on Thursday. The veteran TV news reporter and anchor was remembered for her professionalism, compassion and reliable reporting after her death in NYC. Fans and colleagues started sharing tributes within hours of the [...]

Gone Too Soon! WABC Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dead At 49 After Suffering Brain Aneurysm

by Gizmoration March 21, 2015
WABC Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi suffered a brain hemorrhage and died at age 49. Take a look back at the beloved newswoman’s life.

Money, dream jobs, a better brain: why everyone should learn a second language

by Gizmoration March 21, 2015
With more online learning resources available than we know what to do with, there’s really no reason for you to not know a second language. Being bilingual not only gives you some fun bragging rights, but it also makes you stand out in the increasingly competitive job market. Learning another language can pave the way [...]

This strange color graphic changed the way we think about the brain

by Gizmoration March 21, 2015
A team of scientists studying thousands of people who see letters as colors (a rare condition known as synesthesia) have recently identified a remarkable pattern. A large chunk of them see relatively similar colors for the same letters — Y usually shows up as yellow; A as red; and B as blue. This is incredible [...]

Watch these 5 great horror-comedies before Zombeavers eats your brain

by Gizmoration March 20, 2015
I don’t know if you’ve heard of Zombeavers, but it’s out now. And, true to its name, it is about beavers who are also zombies, and they lay siege to a cabin full of hapless, idiot teens on a weekend… Read more ›

Trailer and promo for iZombie season 1 episode 2 – ‘Brother, Can You Spare A Brain?’

by Gizmoration March 19, 2015
Following its premiere on Tuesday night, The CW has released a trailer and promo for the second episode of its new DC adaptation iZombie, entitled ‘Brother, Can You Spare A Brain?’, and we have them for you here… After an artist is murdered, Liv not only picks up his visions, she picks up traces of [...]

Missouri is planning to execute a man who’s missing nearly 8% of his brain

by Gizmoration March 16, 2015
Missouri is planning to execute a convicted cop-killer named Cecil Clayton who lost almost 8% of his brain in an accident.  His death at the hands of the government could violate the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. In 1972, Clayton, then 32, was sawing wood when a piece flew off the log and pierced his [...]

YC-Backed Notable Labs Provides Personalized Medical Testing For Brain Cancer Patients

by Gizmoration March 10, 2015
 Matt de Silva was working as a hedge fund manager with Thiel Capital in the fall of 2013 when he got the news that his dad had brain cancer — specifically, a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), which is an aggressive form of brain cancer. There are very few treatment options for this type of cancer. de [...]

Stepping into the Digital Brain Library, the Google Earth of neuroscience

by Gizmoration March 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO—As I stepped into the Brain Observatory, I didn’t really see what I expected from a brain bank. Sure, there’s a glassed-in lab space and a refrigerator with a few Tupperware-clad brains. But the walls are bedecked with art, and the sleek modern sofas give off more of a nightclub feel than a sterile [...]

Hacking your brain

by Gizmoration March 7, 2015
With a DIY bundle of electronics or a ready-made device it is possible to stimulate the brain. But does it work and is it safe? “IT’S like coffee times ten,” raves one enthusiast. “I use it a couple of times a week and problems solve themselves. At the end of the day, I haven’t wasted [...]

Who’s running Microsoft these days? Satya Nadella’s brain trust

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
A lot has changed since Satya Nadella took over at Microsoft a little more than a year ago. Windows no longer rules the roost. The energy has shifted away from big expensive software to “cloud” services. It’s investing in cutting-edge products like HoloLens. Morale is better than it’s been in years, according to long-time employees. [...]

 
 
 
 

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