A new pillow and mattress system stimulates the body to trigger sleepy feelings by using heating and cooling sensations. Researchers say the new system helps people fall asleep faster and improves the quality of overall sleep.
Using minimally invasive brain implants, researchers evoked the sense of touch in patients who had lost tactile sensations. The technique could be used to restore tactile sensations to those with paralysis and neuropathy.
Study explains the human tendency to look at a situation, or object, that needs improvement in different contexts, and instead, generally believe adding an element is a better solution than removing one.
MIT researchers have developed a soft, flexible, 3D printed neural implants that can conform to the contours of the brain. The implant can monitor neural activity over long periods of time, without aggravating surrounding tissue.
Neuroengineers have created an ultra-small, wireless, battery-free device that uses light to record individual neurons. The device will give researchers a new platform to gain insight into the underpinning mechanisms of the brain.
Hailed by many as a breakthrough for neuroscience research, a new study reports brain-in-a-dish models may not be as useful as reported previously. The study reports instead of differentiating normally into the brain's distinctive cell types, cerebral organoids often express mixed genes normally found in different kinds of cells.