"Mind-Melded" Animal Brains Work Better Than Individual Ones

Connecting brains together into networks, or ‘mind-melding’ as the Trekkies say, has a long and colorful history in science fiction. But it’s also something that scientists are doing—rather successfully—with animals in the lab. And in many cases, networked animal brains seem to perform better than individual brains. » 7/09/15 1:20pm 7/09/15 1:20pm

Brave New Interface: A Fleet of Dust-Sized Sensors Embedded In Your Brain

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a tiny micro-bot designed to be injected into a patient’s eye and controlled via magnet—a speck-sized eye surgeon. This week, a group of Berkeley researchers published a study positing a similar concept, except the ‘bots are inside your brain. And they’re the size of dust particles.… » 7/16/13 3:40pm 7/16/13 3:40pm