Deep stimulation improves cognitive control by augmenting brain rhythms

April 8, 2019
Summary:Finding could improve development of personalized psychiatric treatments. Source:David Orenstein, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory April 8, 2019 http://news.mit.edu./2019/deep-stimulation-improves-cognitive-control-augmenting-brain-rhythms-0408

AI pioneer: ‘The dangers of abuse are very real’

April 4, 2019
Summary:Yoshua Bengio, winner of the prestigious Turing award for his work on deep learning, is establishing international guidelines for the ethical use of AI. Source:Davide Castelvecchi 04 April 2019 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00505-2

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer’s symptoms

March 14, 2019
Summary:Noninvasive treatment improves memory and reduces amyloid plaques in mice. Source:Anne Trafton, MIT News Office March 14, 2019 http://news.mit.edu./2019/brain-wave-stimulation-improve-alzheimers-0314

How the brain distinguishes between objects

March 13, 2019
Summary:Study shows that a brain region called the inferotemporal cortex is key to differentiating bears from chairs. Source:Anne Trafton, MIT News Office March 13, 2019 http://news.mit.edu./2019/inferotemporal-brain-object-recognition-0313

From Pg to AD: Research finds a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s

March 1, 2019
Summary: A common gum disease bug, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) plays a ‘central role’ in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), according to scientists who say they have finally found ‘solid evidence’ linking the bacteria to dementia Source: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaau3333 01 March 2019 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41407-019-0028-3