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2011-03-09 14:48:17

Max Planck scientists show how flexibly the brain processes images Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of. Often images enter our brain without being noticed: visual information is being processed, but does not reach consciousness, that is, we do not have an impression of it. Then, what is the difference between conscious and unconscious perception, and can both forms of perception be changed through practice? These questions are important not only for basic research,...

2011-03-01 06:50:00

DALLAS, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent unexpected discovery was made by Fred Spagnoletti, who after retiring 12 years ago as President of a group of international aerospace companies, began studying the mind and memory processes of modern humans. Spagnoletti explains, "To be specific, the discovery is a previously unknown flaw in our DNA that affects the knowledge and beliefs of every modern human. Due to the flaw, our mind often contains incomplete information. Unfortunately,...

2011-02-25 13:19:21

Study uses fMRI scans to attempt communication with severely brain-injured patients, suggests cognitive functioning may not be recognized at bedside Using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness -- but the view it presents is one that is blurred in fascinating ways, say researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Feb. 25 online edition of the journal Brain. In a novel study of...

2011-02-10 12:26:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (http://MindTechnologiesInc.com) (Pink Sheets: JEDM), announced today that design concepts are complete with the Company's new Brain Computer Interface (BCI). The new BCI is a technologically advanced EEG headset which represents a significant upgrade from anything else available on the market today. Funding and completion of the BCI is being facilitated through Mind Technologies' majority owned subsidiary in Europe,...

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2011-02-08 09:32:42

By Michael C. Purdy, Washington University in St. Louis Like listeners adjusting a high-tech radio, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have tuned in to precise frequencies of brain activity to unleash new insights into how the brain works. "Analysis of brain function normally focuses on where brain activity happens and when," says Eric C. Leuthardt, MD. "What we've found is that the wavelength of the activity provides a third major branch of understanding...

2011-02-03 14:52:05

If you already know what you are about to see, you will recognise it faster The human brain works incredibly fast. However, visual impressions are so complex that their processing takes several hundred milliseconds before they enter our consciousness. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt am Main have now shown that this delay may vary in length. When the brain possesses some prior information ̢蠫 that is, when it already knows...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM), (www.MindTechnologiesInc.com) has initiated development of the Company's first thought-controlled mobile applications for smart phones, which will operate on platforms such as Google's Android and Apple's iPhone. The thought-controlled applications will be developed by the company's majority owned subsidiary, Mind Solutions, Inc., which focuses on the mobile EEG/ BCI market. A variety of applications...

2011-02-03 01:30:17

A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Penn researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma. The study appears online now in Neurology. The one-minute test...

2010-12-20 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (http://mindtechnologiesinc.com) (Pink Sheets: JEDM), announced today that the Company will begin selling the Emotiv EEG headset in addition to the thought-controlled software applications the Company develops. Mind Technologies, Inc. is officially an Emotiv wireless headset reseller and beginning January 1st, 2011, website visitors will be able to purchase the headset directly from Mind Technologies for $299, the same...

2010-12-06 13:14:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (http://mindtechnologiesinc.com) (Pink Sheets: JEDM) announced today that the valuation has been set for Mind Technologies' majority owned subsidiary, Mind Solutions, Inc., on the Deutsche Borse Stock Exchange. At current prices, valuation for Mind Solutions, Inc. is approximately $59,000,000 USD. From this point forward, Mind Technologies will be able to raise money through Mind Solutions in the European marketplace...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.