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Electronic devices that melt in your brain 

Electronic devices that melt in your brain  | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed an electrode and an electrode array, both made of layers of silicon and molybdenum that can measure physiological characteristics (like neuron signals) and dissolve at a known rate (determined by the material’s thickness). The team used the device in anesthetized rats to record brain waves (EEGs) and induced epileptic spikes in intact live tissue.

In another experiment, they showed the dissolvable electronics could be used in a complex, multiplexed ECoG (intracranial electroencephalography) array over a 30-day period.
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In Your Dreams 

In Your Dreams  | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Many scientists who study the mind live in fantasyland. They ought to move back to reality: neuroscientists, psychologists, computer scientists pursuing artificial intelligence, and the philosophers of mind who are, in many cases, the sharpest thinkers in the room.

The mind makes us rational. That mind is the one we choose to study. When we study sleep or dreaming, we isolate them first—as the specialized topics they are. But, as I argue in my new book The Tides of Mind, we will never reach a deep understanding of mind unless we start with an integrated view, stretching from rational, methodical thought to nightmares.
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Nuestro cerebro tiene tanta capacidad de memoria como todo Internet

Nuestro cerebro tiene tanta capacidad de memoria como todo Internet | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"Nuevos datos sugieren que hay 10 veces más tamaños discretos de sinapsis de lo que se pensaba", dice Bartol. En términos informáticos, 26 tamaños de sinapsis corresponden a alrededor de 4,7 "bits" de información. Anteriormente, se pensaba que el cerebro era capaz de tener sólo uno o dos bits para el almacenamiento de memoria a corto y largo plazo en el hipocampo."


Via Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales
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