Mind over body: The search for stronger brain-computer interfaces

Mind over body The search for stronger brain-computer interfaces

When people suffer from debilitating injuries or illnesses of the nervous system, they sometimes lose the ability to perform normally given tasks, such as walking, playing music, or driving a car. They can imagine doing something, but the injury can prevent that action from taking place. Brain-computer interface systems exist that can translate brain signals […]

AI predicts when coronavirus infections will slow in each country

AI predicts when coronavirus infections will slow in each country

“Our model is the first that uses coronavirus data and integrates two areas: machine learning and standard epidemiology,” explains Raj Dandekar, PhD candidate studying civil and environmental engineering. With mechanical engineering professor George Barbestathis, Dandekar has spent the last few months developing it as part of the final project in class 2.168 (learning machines). Most […]

Mice make different facial expressions based on emotion

Mice make different facial expressions based on emotion

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology are the first to describe various emotional facial expressions for mice. Just like humans, a rat’s face looks completely different when it tastes something sweet or bitter, or when it becomes anxious. With this new possibility of measuring the emotions of mice, neurobiologists can now investigate the […]

Machine learning helps doctors diagnose severity of brain tumors

Machine learning helps doctors diagnose severity of brain tumors

An estimated 18,000 people in the United States will die of brain and spinal cord tumors in 2020. To help doctors differentiate between the severity of brain cancer, the president of neurosurgery at Yale School, Drs. There is an international team of researchers led by Murat Guyal. The Nixdorff-German Professor of Medicine, and Neurosurgery, constructed […]

Artificial Intelligence for Very Young Brains

Artificial Intelligence for Very Young Brains

The results of this study – a collaboration between researchers from Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital and publishedTS Engineering School – are published today in Frontiers in Neuroscience. “This is the first time that artificial intelligence has been used to better define various parts of a newborn’s brain on an MRI: namely gray matter, white […]

Portable AI device turns coughing sounds into health

Portable AI device turns coughing sounds into health

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning – called Fluison – that can detect cough and congestion sizes in real-time, then on flu-like illnesses and influenza trends. Analyzes data directly for tracking. The creators of Flissance say that new edge-computing platforms for use in hospitals, […]

Using machine learning to analyze whole brain vasculature

Using machine learning to analyze whole brain vasculature

Brain diseases are often associated with specific vascular changes. Now, scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, LMU University Hospital Munich and Technical University Munich have introduced a technique to visualize the structures of all the brain’s blood vessels – just below the best capillaries, including any pathological changes. So far, they have used the technique, which […]