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A computer that can read letters directly from your brain

By using brain scan data and a set of computer algorithms, scientists from the Netherlands were able to determine which letters a person was looking at. The breakthrough suggests it'll soon be possible to reconstruct human thoughts at an unprecedented level of detail, including what we see, remember — and even dream. » 8/22/13 10:36am 8/22/13 10:36am

Have we found the genetic basis for intelligence?

To date, geneticists have identified plenty of genetic markers that are correlated with intelligence. Taken individually, however, these account for a paltry 1% of the variation in IQ scores. But now, an international team of scientists has identified a set of genes that appear to amplify each other's effects —… » 6/26/12 10:37am 6/26/12 10:37am