It's possible to upload your brain to a computer, but technology needs to advance first. Here's what has to happen before we emulate a mind.
48 people have a mysterious brain disorder in Canada's New Brunswick province. There are no known causes.
We ask a pilot and an architect to try answering a notorious brain teaser from Google's job interview process.
"Brain-control of computer cursors by monkeys is not new," Professor Andrew Jackson of the University of Newcastle told Insider.
Giving birth changes a mother's brain in many ways. Raising a baby is no easy task for parents. Here's how their brains help deal with their newborns.
Procrastination may feel great, but it's not great for our brains. When you choose to procrastinate, you launch an all-out battle in your brain.
The coronavirus can linger indefinitely in the brains of mice, according to a new study. The research may help explain persistent neurological issues in humans, such as dizziness, headaches, or brain fog. In some cases, these neurological problems could give rise to chronic illnesses. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite commonly found in undercooked or raw meat, could be linked with certain brain cancers. A study by a team of American Cancer Society researchers found brain cysts caused by the parasite could cause glioma, a rare and deadly tumour. According to the study, 20% to 50% […]
Music mogul Dr. Dre experienced a brain aneurysm on Tuesday, receiving treatment later in the day. Brain or cerebral aneurysms occur when a blood vessel in the brain expands because of weak artery walls. The weakening causes a balloon of blood to form. When aneurysms burst they can have dangerous […]
Tech companies like Google and Facebook have had a history of asking impossible questions during job interviews. We wanted to see how two experts in completely different fields would answer one such question. Pilot Anna Battison and architect Samantha Josephat both answered a brain teaser Google used to ask job […]
As long as people have been alive, they have wanted to stay alive. But unlike finding the fountain of youth or becoming a vampire, uploading your brain to a computer might actually be possible. Theoretically, we already know how to do it. Technically, we have a long way to go. […]
Elon Musk hosted a live demo from his company Neuralink on August 28 that showed a pig named Gertrude with a computer chip relaying live signals from her brain. The chip is proof-of-concept for Neuralink’s stated aim of getting its technology into humans, to treat neurological conditions and, according to […]
Rasmus Hougaard is founder and managing director of Potential Project, a global leadership and organizational development firm serving many Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of others. Nick Hobson is director of Behavioural and Data Sciences of Potential Project and chief behavioural scientist at The Behaviorist, a behavioural change consultancy. Right […]
Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that his brain chip company Neuralink will host a live demonstration of a device on Friday. Neuralink showcased designs last year for two future devices: a microchip that records and stimulates brain activity using electrodes, and a sewing-machine-like device that implants these electrodes into the brain’s […]
Rebecca Wrixon almost died of COVID-19 when the infection provoked an autoimmune response that caused severe swelling in her brain. The 44-year-old nanny lost her ability to speak and move half of her body, but she never experienced common coronavirus symptoms like cough and fever. Patient studies have shown mild […]
When you drink a cold beverage, you cool down the blood flowing through the internal carotid artery, which runs right behind the mouth and throat and to your brain. Brain freeze is an alarm that your brain sets off to tell you that the blood going to your brain is […]
A new study suggests that eating a western-style diet, high in saturated fat and sugar, for as little as a week can lead to overeating and impaired brain function. The research, conducted by Macquarie University in Sydney, found that adults who added more Belgian waffles and fast food to their […]