It might seem like an unlikely team-up, but an astrophysicist and a neurosurgeon did indeed collaborate in a study examining the commonalities between one of the largest structures known to science—the vast web of galaxies that stretch across the universe, and the microscopic network made up of the brain’s neurons—to
A team of neuroscientists studying the mathematical layout of the human brain has discovered that the brain arranges itself in multidimensional structures beyond the typical three dimensions we’re familiar with, with some arrangements expressing themselves in up to eleven dimensions.
A research team has taken the application of brain-machine interfaces one step further–and successfully managed to network the brains of groups of animals, into what they call a "brainet". So, what does this mean to you? Just this: if, in the future, you could join a hive mind, you’d be a lot smarter…but also–well–a lot less alone.
A new concept of a brain-computer interface has been proposed by engineering researchers at University of California Berkeley, utilizing what they term as ‘neural-dust’, tiny machines that would be implanted in the brain to help facilitate the collection of neurological data.
The tiny components would be powered by piezoelectric materials, of which produce an electric current when compressed, activated by ultrasound waves generated by a transmitter placed on the scalp. The implanted components would have a simple CMOS sensor that would measure the electrical activity being generated by the neurons around it, and re-transmit that back to the sensors on the scalp.