Reading doesn’t just cram information into your brain. It changes how your brain works.
Elon Musk claims his startup Neuralink has connected a chip to a monkey’s brain that the primate is now using to play video games with its mind. Musk said Neuralink is currently developing brain implants that help people with paralysis control devices with their thoughts. He added that the tech could also enable people to communicate through their minds or save their brain state so when they die it gets uploaded to another body. The Tesla tycoon provided the rare update on Neuralink during a Sunday appearance on the invite-only Clubhouse app. [Read: How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix of Finland] He described the device as “a Fitbit in… This story continues at The Next Web
A team of researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital recently published a study linking social awareness to individual neuronal activity. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time evidence for the ‘theory of mind‘ has been identified at this scale. Measuring large groups of neurons is the bread-and-butter of neurology. Even a simple MRI can highlight specific regions of the brain and give scientists an indication of what they’re used for and, in many cases, what kind of thoughts are happening. But figuring out what’s going on at the single-neuron level is an entirely different feat.… This story continues at The Next Web