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Fly toy helicopters with your mind. Be a DJ and shift musical tracks based on how you feel. Wiggle robotic cat ears by increasing your state of calm. Astonishing advances in the ability to harness brain waves have made the fantastic notion of moving and...
We can’t remember everything. Maybe that’s why we dream. Researchers at Northwestern University suggest as much in a recent study in the Journal of Neuroscience. Money was involved. The 60 participants in the study were told how much...
Dreams defy even the dreamer, slipping away as stealthily as they arrive in a mind made credulous by sleep. But what if scientists could read our dreams by using the most advanced medical imaging machines and employing the sophisticated algorithms that...
For most of the 60,000 or so people who go under general anesthesia each day for surgeries and other medical procedures, the drugs work well — rendering a patient unconscious, immobile and unable to feel pain, as well as ensuring that he or she...
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel. "It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
Dr. Paul H. Crandall, a UCLA neurosurgeon who pioneered now widely used techniques for diagnosing the source of epileptic seizures in the brain and removing the offending cells, died March 15 from complications of pneumonia at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical...
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Brand XCharlatans and con artists have laid claim to its power for centuries. In science fiction, Jedi knights call it âthe Force,â and the mind-bending X-Men (and Women) are old hats at it. It is the stuff of fantasy. Now, that fantasy of harnessing th...
L.A. Times Tech BlogScience fiction fans who have dreamed of having "the force" are in luck. Two apps -- controlled and operated by mental power -- are now on sale in the Apple App Store from app developer MindGames in Iceland. The Times......
The Daily World, Aberdeen, Wash."I've only read about three sci-fi books, and none of them were yours," Bill Ransom remembers warning science-fiction legend Frank Herbert before they set about their first official collaboration, a novel called "The Jesus Incident." Ransom, about a...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
Premium Health News ServiceHOW TO STOP PEOPLE WAKING IN SURGERY Anesthestic wearing off mid-operation isn't just the stuff of nightmares; it occurs in around 0.2 percent of surgeries globally. But keeping tabs on the brain during surgery could stop this. To look for a signature...
Call it kismet. Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
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