Does Running Keep Us Young?

Years ago, a popular word in the world of health was “telomere,” the protective area at the end of the chromosomes. When cells replicate, they lose some of this protective area until the telomeres become so worn down that the cells can’t replicate correctly any longer. That’s why telomere length is considered a marker of age. However, for runners, there is some good news. Research suggests that endurance exercise helps preserve telomere length as one ages. A 2013 [...]

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Longevity|

How the Brain-Computer Interface Works with Imagined Handwriting

Locked-in syndrome describes someone that is trapped in their own body. This cruel fate stems from injuries, strokes or some other type of disease. These individuals are paralyzed and have no way to communicate. They cannot move their mouth or extremities. Scientists have recently found a ground-breaking new way for individuals with these severe disabilities to communicate. Using brain neurons, scientists have used artificial computer intelligence to study the neuron patterns created as the injured individual attempted (or [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brain Science and BioTech|

Does the Human Lifespan Peak at 150 Years Old?

In February of 1875, Jeanne Calment came into the world in Arles, France. More than a century later, the daughter of a shipbuilder and miller gained a unique kind of fame most others will never achieve.  According to the Guinness Book of World Record, she became the oldest-verified person to ever live. In 1986, she became the oldest person living in France at 111 years old, and she thrived for another 11 years before passing away at 122 [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: Longevity|

The Google Brain Team

Steven Spielberg is often cited as the movie director that mastered the art of making a machine or extra-terrestrial object feel scary, intimidating and real. When Tom Cruise starred in War of the Worlds, the movie exploded at the box office partly because of Spielberg’s mastery of the alien machine and sound dynamic. While Spielberg’s aspirations entertain, the Google Brain team is aspiring to master, understand and advance machine learning in a way that changes the world. The [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: AI, Blog|Tags: |

Is the Brain a Helpful Model for Advancing AI?

In 2009, neuroscientist Henry Markram declared that he and his colleagues could actualize a complete simulation of the human brain inside a supercomputer within a decade. They had spent years mapping neocortex cells, the part of the brain that is believed to be the nexus of thought and perception. His team planned to create a virtual rainforest in silicon where they had hoped artificial intelligence could grow. Markram compares the process to cataloging a part of the rainforest [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Categories: AI, Blog, Brain Science and BioTech|Tags: , |

Learn How AI and Neuroscience Help Each Other Evolve

A critical goal of many neuroscientist researchers is to help paralyzed people use robotic arms to reach objects they could naturally grasp on their own. These experts have recorded brain activity in people with paralysis and hope to identify patterns in electric activity in neurons that relate to a person’s attempt to move their arm so that this data can be used to tell the automated arm how to move. In a nutshell, they want innovative prosthetics to [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: AI|