Archive for April, 2011

Chips Coming to a Brain Near You

The hippocampus of the intact brain (left) receives neural impulses from the environment. The microchip (right), which may be able to help humans build long-term memories, processes the signals from the brain as electrical impulses and sends them back into the hippocampus.

In this era of high-tech memory management, next in More >

Army developing ‘synthetic telepathy’

Read This Thought: The U.S. Army is developing a technology known as synthetic telepathy that would allow someone to create email or voice mail and send it by thought alone. The concept is based on reading electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalograph, or EEG.

Vocal cords were overrated anyway. More >

University of Oxford:Practical Ethics: Non-lethal, yet dangerous: neuroactive agents

University of Oxford

An article and editorial in Nature warns about the militarization of agents that alter mental states. While traditional chemical weapons are intended to hurt or kill people, these agents are intended to disable. For example, they might induce confusion, sleepiness or calm. The Chemical Weapons Convention contain a More >