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Church, a molecular biologist at Harvard, said he was helping to plan the project, the Brain Activity Map. The project, which the administration has been looking to unveil as early as March, will include federal agencies, private foundations and
23 pm In late 2011, Canadian researchers using a novel method of interpreting electroencephalograms asked 16 patients in an irreversible vegetative state to move their hands or toes. In three people, the scientists found brain activity similar to
During two hours of tests late last week, brain scientists showed Sharon pictures of his family, had him listen to his son's voice and employed tactile stimulation. They were surprised when scans indicated his brain was processing the stimuli
A team of Israeli and U.S. scientists say new tests on comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon show significant brain activity. Ben-Gurion University on Sunday said Sharon responded to external stimuli at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. He was
During the two-hour examination, Sharon was shown photos of family members and doctors played a recording of his son Gilad's voice in order to check if and to what extent his brain responds to external stimulation. The tests' findings showed "
A team of researchers is questioning the findings of a highly publicized study that claimed bedside EEG testing showed evidence of conscious awareness in three patients diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. That study, published two years ago in
The punishment is worse if it was intentional" in terms of legal retribution, such as jail time or a fine, said Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Chicago and lead author of the paper titled "
Dec 19 2012 We spend a great deal of time in the pages of Science-Based Medicine taking down every form of pseudoscience in medicine. Of course, what we see as pseudoscience, proponents often see as emerging or cutting edge science. They are taking
The study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil revealed intriguing findings of decreased brain activity during mediumistic dissociative state, which generated complex written content. The 10 mediums-
When listening, this oscillation synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. And researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have found that this influences the way we listen. To be able to track each listener's