You arrive at the office after getting up at the crack of dawn, sitting through two traffic jams, and still half asleep. On your desk, three reports to read for the 9:30 meeting, but first you have to check all...Seguir leyendo »
When you looked at the cover image for this post, you probably found it hard to avoid the common and contagious action of yawning. Although it’s a simple, everyday occurrence, this uncontrolled opening of the mouth when we’re tired, or...Seguir leyendo »
Years ago, popular wisdom said that we had a finite number of neurons. In other words, any accident or problem (such as drinking alcohol or brain trauma) could eliminate these essential populations of specialised cells that are vital to the...Seguir leyendo »
For quite some time, nanotechnology and medicine have been advancing hand in hand towards the goal of taking better care of our health. Biosensors to improve the diagnosis of certain diseases or specialised nano-drugs are just a few of the...Seguir leyendo »
The information highways that exist in our brains are made up of millions of interconnected neurons that are organised around very precise neuronal circuits to transmit and process data as efficiently as possible.
The flow of information that travels on these nerve...Seguir leyendo »
The human body on the whole is fascinating, but if there is one part that is even more interesting, it’s the brain. This is our most important organ, the one that controls just about everything that happens in our bodies...Seguir leyendo »
Neurotechnology is the discipline that combines advances in microelectronics with applications to medicine. Any brain-computer interface is considered to fall within the scope of this interesting scientific and technological field. Naturally, the development of this type of device presents interesting results...Seguir leyendo »