EyeWire Is Making Neuroscience Research Cool Again

Thanks to a little startup sprouting up from Boston, TechCrunch was able to map out a small section of a neuron through EyeWire, a company that’s gamifying its neuroscience research in order to enlist the help of people from all over the world.

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JPMorgan Chase tests neuroscience-based videogames to recruit interns

JPMorgan Chase & Co is testing neuroscience-based videogames to help recruit interns, as it seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce by broadening its candidate pool.

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Neuroscientists just figured out what causes déjà vu (and it’s not a glitch in The Matrix)

Researchers in the UK have developed a way to recreate déjà vu on command.

Researchers may have finally solved the science behind déjà vu and, no, it’s not a glitch in The Matrix.

Déjà vu, for those who haven’t experienced it before (or have you?), refers to the strange sensation that a certain event or experience you have is one you’ve experienced before. Exactly how it works has long been a source of mystery — with one of the main reasons it’s hard to study being just how unpredictable it is.

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Remote control of the brain is coming: how will we use it?

Controlling the minds of others from a distance has long been a favourite science fiction theme – but recent advances in genetics and neuroscience suggest that we might soon have that power for real.