Tech & the Brain

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Video games might offer cognitive benefits like increased hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills.
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Your selections: Tech and the Brain
Douglas Weber, professor at the University of Pittsburgh, explains improvements in neural-digital technologies, including prosthetics and injectable nerve stimulators.
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  • 14 min
Neural-digital technologies are changing the human experience.
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  • 15 min
Brandon Prestwood, an amputee, shares how a prosthetic arm with a sense of touch changed his life.
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  • 14 min
New neural-digital interfaces could worsen existing healthcare inequalities if developers ignore socioeconomic concerns.
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  • 11 min
Scientists are exploring how neural-digital technologies can expand the human experience. This endeavor raises crucial ethical questions.
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  • 17 min
Visualization research lets people experience alternate perspectives, which could increase empathy.
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  • 16 min
AI expert Fei-Fei Li discusses how deep-learning machines can support the human experience — not replace it.
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  • 90 min
Even light phone users get anxious when their mobile device is taken away for a short time.
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  • 3 min
Every day, technology helps us wake up, get ready for the day, and remember everything on our to-do list. But is our constant reliance on technology hurting our brains?
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  • 4 min
Jet lag, irregular sleep schedules, and exposure to artificial light throw our internal clocks out of whack. When that happens, our health suffers.
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We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
  • Stanford University
Discover the addictiveness behind video games to understand the way students are motivated.
  • Psychology Today

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