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Source: Dana Foundation
The cochlear implant is a near-miraculous device, widely considered the most effective brain-machine interface technology yet developed. Now, researchers are working to make this very good implant even better.
Source: National Science Foundation

Playing a musical instrument can do wonders for our brains. But how does it affect our hearing later on in life?

Source: Society for Neuroscience
As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
Source: TED
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
Source: Science Friday
Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn’t so clear. Here are a few theories.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: NBC News
Date: 17 Sept 2014
New research suggests violent movies might enhance aggression only in those already prone to it.
Source: NPR Shots Blog
Date: 16 Sept 2014
Academic institutions graduate an overabundance of biomedical Ph.D.s — and this imbalance is only getting worse, as research funding from the National Institutes of Health continues to wither.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 16 Sept 2014
Scientists at the University of Michigan discovered that youth with ADHD lag behind their peers when measuring how their brains form connections.
Source: New York Times
Date: 15 Sept 2014
A fish knocks down insects with a jet of water that it delivers with varying speeds and with control no other creature is known to have.

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