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Boogaard’s Family Files Wrongful-Death Suit Against N.H.L.

Boogaard’s Family Files Wrongful-Death Suit Against N.H.L. | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
The family of the National Hockey League enforcer Derek Boogaard, who died of an overdose of painkillers in 2011, says the league failed to monitor his prescriptions.
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More ugly chronic traumatic encephalopathy.  Maybe we'll at least stop blaming the victims for their behavior and at best figure out how to treat it.

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The tragedy of CTE: a brain disease that afflicts athletes

The tragedy of CTE: a brain disease that afflicts athletes | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Mysteries of the Mind: chronic traumatic encephalopathy
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Series on CTE from Pittsburgh, where they bang lots of heads on Sundays in the fall.  Part 1.

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See-through brain

Scientists have come up with a way to make whole brains transparent, so they can be labelled with molecular markers and imaged using a light microscope. The ...
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Wonderful new technique to help us figure out how best to repair and enhance brain funciton

 

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Frontiers | Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Impact on Psychiatry and Neurorehabilitation | Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation

Frontiers | Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Impact on Psychiatry and Neurorehabilitation | Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Frontiers | Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Impact on Psychiatry and Neurorehabilitation | Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across...
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We can build somehting like this into your pillow.  Really.

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Brain's stress circuits undergo profound learning early in life, scientists find

Brain's stress circuits undergo profound learning early in life, scientists find | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that stress circuits in the brain undergo profound learning early in life.
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The brain turns out to be firmware, not hardware.  So you can reorganize yours.

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You Can't Really Get Smarter by Zapping Your Head With Electricity, Can You?

You Can't Really Get Smarter by Zapping Your Head With Electricity, Can You? | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Scientists have rediscovered a centuries-old procedure for supercharging your brain. Depending on how it’s used, it could improve anything from focus to motor control to mathematical or even moral reasoning.
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NIBS (non-invasive brain stimulation) made Slate.  Must mean its jumping the shark.

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Shock therapy's gentler cousin can ease depression, study finds

Shock therapy's gentler cousin can ease depression, study finds | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Transcranial direct current stimulation reduced the depression score of patients treated in Sao Paulo trial (Mild electrical brain treatment can ease impact of depression, study finds http://t.co/M6xp0dIfcj...
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Tickling the brain with magnetic stimulation improves memory in schizophrenia

Cognitive impairments are disabling for individuals with schizophrenia, and no satisfactory treatments currently exist. These impairments affect a wide range of cognition, including memory, attention, verbal and motor skills, and IQ.
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Electrcial stimulation improves neuroplasticity.  We keep saying it.

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Scientists hunt for ways to untangle damage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Scientists hunt for ways to untangle damage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Mysteries of the Mind: CTE, Part 2
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More on CTE from Pitt's Post-Gazette.  Part 2.

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Brainsway Poised for Commercial Launch of Deep TMS in the United States - WSJ.com

Brainsway Poised for Commercial Launch of Deep TMS in the United States - WSJ.com | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
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Kudos to Brainsway.  Milestone in Non-invasive brain stim (NIBS).  But still pretty crude technology.  But in electroceuticals we are all on the same team, so good luck.

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PLOS ONE: Universities Scale Like Cities

PLOS ONE: Universities Scale Like Cities | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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I do have a well-known fondness for power laws.  Another neat one here.

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The Brain Map Shouldn’t Get $100M a Year. It Should Get Much More | Xconomy

The Brain Map Shouldn’t Get $100M a Year. It Should Get Much More | Xconomy | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
The human brain, as Francis Collins recently said, “is the most complicated organ in the universe.” We only have vague ideas today of how it works at the l
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Nice argument for us in neuroscience.  But everyone fails to tell you that for every dollar the government puts into research, almost as much goes to 'overhead' (meaning to the organization.  So $100 MM is really only $60 MM in research dollars.  The rest is for the bureaucracy.

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Laser light zaps away cocaine addiction

Laser light zaps away cocaine addiction | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
By stimulating one part of the brain with laser light, researchers have shown that they can wipe away addictive behavior in rats -- or conversely turn non-addicted rats into compulsive cocaine seekers.
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Unlik eto work simply in humans (or at all) but does get at stimulation to enhance neuroplasticity.

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Suppressing brain's 'filter' can improve performance in creative tasks

Suppressing brain's 'filter' can improve performance in creative tasks | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
The brain's prefrontal cortex is thought to be the seat of cognitive control, working as a kind of filter that keeps irrelevant thoughts, perceptions and memories from interfering with a task at hand.
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More reasons to plug your brain in.

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Neuroscience could mean soldiers controlling weapons with minds

Neuroscience could mean soldiers controlling weapons with minds | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Neuroscience breakthroughs could be harnessed by military and law enforcers, says Royal Society report (#tDCS passes weak electrical signals to the brain to improve ability to spot snipers and hidden threats http://t.co/yx23tSMe88...
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Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TES) Improves Memory But Reduces Other Mental Faculties | MIT Technology Review

Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TES) Improves Memory But Reduces Other Mental Faculties | MIT Technology Review | Non-invasive brain stimulation | Scoop.it
Electrically stimulating the brain may enhance memory, but impede with a person’s ability to react without thinking.
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