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The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway

The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway Opioid addiction is easily one of the top widespread healthcare issues facing the U.S., and research indicates we’re nowhere near achieving any kind of significant mitigating solution. But a team of medical researchers working at […]

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Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often comes […]

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This startup just raised $8 million to help busy doctors assess the cognitive health of 50 million seniors

This startup just raised million to help busy doctors assess the cognitive health of 50 million seniors All over the globe, the population of people who are aged 65 and older is growing faster than every other age group. According to United Nations data, by 2050, one in six people in the […]

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Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery

Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a way for a person to to control a robot arm with their minds – with […]

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Neurobehavioral health company Blackthorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders

Neurobehavioral health company Blackthorn pulls in million from GV to treat mental disorders There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, Blackthorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting its technological approach to finding drugs that work will […]

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As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease

As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease As studies show that early diagnosis and preventative therapies can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s, startups that are working to diagnose the disease earlier are gaining more attention and funding. That’s a boon to companies like […]

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Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross

Lenovo leads M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross Vincross, the company behind the six-legged robot Hexa, said on Tuesday that it’s picked up $10 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Lenovo Capital, the startup fund managed by Lenovo Group. Returning investor GGV Capital and newcomer Seekdource Capital also […]

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Researchers are putting fish into augmented reality tanks

Researchers are putting fish into augmented reality tanks Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, while testing the “station keeping” functions of the glass knifefish, have created an augmented reality system that tricks the animal’s electric sensing organs in real time. The fish keeps itself hidden by moving inside of its […]

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How machine learning systems sometimes surprise us

How machine learning systems sometimes surprise us This simple spreadsheet of machine learning foibles may not look like much but it’s a fascinating exploration of how machines “think.” The list, compiled by researcher Victoria Krakovna, describes various situations in which robots followed the spirit and the letter of the law at the […]

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Why we lie to ourselves, every day

Why we lie to ourselves, every day Human action requires motivation, but what exactly are those motivations? Donating money to a charity might be motivated by altruism, and yet, only 1% of donations are anonymous. Donors don’t just want to be altruistic, they also want credit for that altruism plus badges to […]

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