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Scientists Watch Brain Networks Rewire Themselves

Submitted by on Saturday Mar 14, 2009 10:38 AM | ( Permalink) | Comments(0)

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics used an MRI machine to visualize how large parts of the brain automatically reorganize themselves through a process called long-term potentiation (LTP).

Biosensors Help Build Personalized Amusement Rides

Submitted by on Saturday Mar 14, 2009 10:34 AM | ( Permalink) | Comments(0)

Researchers from the University of Nottingham are studying a personalized roller coaster system from Thrill Laboratory, a project by designer Brendan Walker and colleagues. The system measures the heartbeat of riders and also transmits what the face of each person looks like back to central controls. The hope is to be able to adjust amusement park rides to maximize enjoyment without causing too much fear.

Magic mirror shows real-time muscle data

Submitted by on Monday Mar 02, 2009 10:15 AM | ( Permalink) | Comments(0)

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a computerized, sensor-based “magic mirror” that analyzes muscular activity and shows real-time computer-generated images of how hard the user’s muscles are being worked while exercising.

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