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Tylenol and other paracetamol painkillers may hinder the brain’s error-correction mechanisms

It’s been known for more than a century that acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol and marketed as Tylenol and Panadol) is an effective painkiller, but according to a new Canadian study it could also be impeding error-detection in the brain. The research appears in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. “Past research tells us physical […]

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Memristor artificial synapse circuit demonstrated

In what its UC Santa Barbara developers say is a significant step toward brain-like computing; a memristor-based circuit of about 100 artificial synapses has performed a typical human task: image classification. In the researchers’ demonstration, the circuit implementing the rudimentary artificial neural network was able to successfully classify three letters (“z”, “v” and “n”) by […]

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Scan A Brain And Predict The Future

Neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found they can predict whether test subjects will succeed or fail at a game by scanning their brains. “Before we present the task, we can use brain activity to predict with about 70 percent accuracy whether the subject will give a correct or an […]

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