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The US Military Secretly Built An Artificial Brain Called The Sentient

Since 2010, various US agencies have been developing a top-secret artificial intelligence system that they called Sentient, a term that translates as "conscious" or "endowed with senses." The documents confidential and classified recently published by The Verge describes the Program Sentient National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as an intelligence system fully integrated system that can coordinate satellite positions, and will soon be used to manage operations in the battlefield during military clashes.

Feb 25, 2021 by Infinity Explorers
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When damaged, the adult brain repairs itself by going back to the beginning

Summary: Mouse models of corticospinal injuries reveal adult neurons begin a natural regeneration process by reverting back to an embryonic state. The regeneration is sustained with the help of a gene more commonly associated with Huntington's disease.

Apr 22, 2020 by Neuroscience News
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Antibodies in the brain trigger epilepsy

Source: University of Bonn Certain forms of epilepsy are accompanied by inflammation of important brain regions. Researchers at the University of Bonn have now identified a mechanism that explains this link. Their results may also pave the way to new therapeutic options in the medium term.

Mar 25, 2020 by Neuroscience News
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How the brain decides to punish or not

Summary: The bilateral claustrum, right inferior frontal gyrus, and left superior frontal gyrus remain active during activities involving social punishment. Source: National Research University Higher School of Economics Research Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, HSE University, has conducted meta-analysis of 17 articles to find out which areas of the brain are involved decision-making for rendering social punishment.

Nov 24, 2019 by Neuroscience News
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Brain tumors form synapses with healthy neurons

Stanford researchers made a groundbreaking discovery about brain tumors. The study reports high-grade gliomas form synapses which hijack electrical signals from healthy neurons in the brain, promoting tumor growth. Interrupting the signals with a drug currently used to treat epilepsy reduces the tumor growth in mouse models.

Sep 18, 2019 by Neuroscience News
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How to train your brain to have lucid dreams

Source: The Conversation Dreams can often be confusing and blurry experiences. Reduced critical thinking, little to no access to our true memories and heightened impulsivity and emotions during normal dream states often make for head-scratching moments when our eyes first open in the morning. But dreams don't always play out this way. - via Achilleas Pavlou – The Conversation

Jun 21, 2019 by Neuroscience News
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