Brain Scan And Mind Reading – Not So Far

Brain scan and mind reading of the part of the brain responsible for memory have been used to detect a person’s location in the virtual environment. This enables the location of individuals as they navigate through the virtual rooms. These are used to discern what someone was doing, where they are or were and where they are planning to go. This shows that detailed mind reading will be possible with the advancing technology and research. The hippocampus underpins the ability of a person’s mind to navigate, form, recollect memories and imagine future experiences. The mind reading and scanning is done by using multivariate pattern classification and high resolution functional MRI to decode activities across the population of neurons in the human medial temporal lobe while the participants navigate in a virtual reality environment. The position of an individual can be predicted accurately even when the visual input and task are held constant. Reading precise locations or other types of memory is difficult because fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) resolves the activity of thousands of neurons at a time.

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Human And Machines Got Even Closer

In this era when technology continues to get advanced and better, it may pleasantly surprise many to note that machines are getting closer to humans and they are performing duties that no one hitherto would be possible. In other words, machines and gadgets are being invented that can imitate the human functioning, for example in the human brain, eyes and so forth. But perhaps one of the latest inventions, that is a clear manifestation of humans getting even closer to humans, is a machine that has been made and which can imitate the human voice. The machine was invented as part of a completion, for the Artificial Conversational Entities, known as the ACE. Several machines that could imitate the human voice were entered for the competition and the winner was really awesome. During the competition, judges selected some of the five best machines and competed for five minutes, to get the best. This comprised if a five minute kind of interrogation, where there were unrestricted conversations with the machines, which tried to pass of as human beings. So real did these machines sound, that one would not tell whether one was a machine, or a human being.

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The Tiniest Medical Robots

We always seem in the movies, where there are some sorts of tiny robots that being used to kill the enemy, by simply a sting on the enemy’s body! If you think it’s only a science fiction, then you should read on this article…

Recently, a group of scientists from Israel’s Technion University has invented a tiny robot. The robot is made by using Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology.

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Dare to Have a Surgical Operation with Robot Surgeon?

Every person has his/her own fear. Some are afraid of height, water, insects and much more. We’re normally called this extreme fear as “Phobia”. Believe it or not, some people seem to be normal, based on their appearance, but they’re fearing of getting surgery! Although it is not too much of such cases, but it does appears amongst us… Well, you know what? A brilliant research team from Duke University has discovered the new approach, where they’ve found the way to insert the needle to a silver of steel shrapnel, without even human help! According to Steve Smith, the doctor at Duke University said that the technology would help to reduce the cost and time, especially when you’re undergoing a biopsy or the surgical operations. Smith mentioned, with the invention of the new technology, the users might have a ten-dollar biopsy done inside a supermarket, fast and no hassle at all! Smith’s next step is to modify the robot surgeons into an independent device, which is could be used for other medical procedures, besides of finding tiny shrapnel! However, Smith thought that it would take about ten years, if we want to see a fully automated robotic surgeon, which can…

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USB Ultrasound Imaging Became Possible with Smartphone!

In the past, it’s impossible to combine the medical and technology fields together. However, thanks to the advent technology, most of the impossible mission becoming possible, especially in this bizarre 21st century! The concept, “Cell Phone as a Platform for Healthcare” had been worked out since few decades ago. However, due to the lack of technology, it has been postponed for a very long time. Today, a group of talented computer engineers from the Washington University in St. Louis are invented the minimalist approach to medical care and computing. They’d successfully combined the USB-based ultrasound probe technology with a smartphone, which is enabling a compact, mobile computational platform and a medical imaging device that is only the size of a palm! The fantastic duo, William D. Richard, PhD. WUSTL associate professor of computer science and engineering and David Zar, Richard’s colleague have made commercial USB ultrasound probes that compatible with Microsoft Windows mobile-based smartphones. For enabling the commercial USB ultrasound probes work with smartphones, the duo had to figure out the way to optimize every aspect of probe design and operation. They need to overcome those consequences that might happen, from power consumption and data transfer rate to image formation…

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Blue Laser – The New Alternative Treatment for Autism Care

Life as a human being is full with many unpredictable events. We’re always have the risk of getting numerous types of diseases at anytime. Although the health and medical’s technology have been growing in leaps and boundaries, but there are many diseases remain uncured until today… A new study has been shown that the blue laser has the power to cure the autism. A research group from MIT had carried out an experiment, where they shined the blue laser onto a live mouse brain directly. They discovered that the gamma waves are triggered in the mouse’s brain, where is the main brain wave that can be used to cure the autism. The research group called the specific neurons that trigger gamma waves as “Fast-spiking interneurons”. Although scientists have known about gamma waves for over decades, but they’re lacked of technology to proof their theory. They also mentioned that people with autism is mainly caused by the inadequate of gamma waves in their brain. One of the best solutions to overcome this problem is to trigger gamma waves in people with these psychiatric conditions as soon as possible! More researches have to be done, before the blue laser could be used…

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New Medical Robots Can Be as Small as Bacteria!

If you’re being told by someone in 20 years ago that you can create a robot which has a size as small as bacteria, the people might be said some words right in front your face, “You must be a psycho, as it’s impossible!” Well, guess what! The brilliant ETH Zurich researchers have put on their own efforts. In the end, they’re able to create world’s first medical micro-robots has a size as small as bacteria. Check out the above figure, you might find that the robot is somewhat like a form of Flagella sp. Yep, it isn’t April’s Fool and you didn’t get it wrong here. This is the latest medical micro-robots, which has an average length of 5 – 15 µm long. They’re in spiral shape, tiny head and can easily swim at a speed of up to one body length per second! Honestly, you cannot even see the micro-robots at all, unless you’re observing them under a microscope. The researchers also have given a name for these medical micro-robots and they’re called “Artificial Bacterial Flagella (ABF)”. Bradley Nelson, the professor at the Institute of Robotic and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich said that the ABFs could be…

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