Thought-Powered Wheelchair Could Return Mobility To People With Paralysis

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One day, it may well be possible to repair severe spinal cord injuries so that people with paralysis can regain mobility. But regenerating these nerves is fraught with difficulty; hencesome scientists are looking at other ways to help such patients become more independent, like thought-powered devices. And this field seems to be coming along leaps […]

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Brain images reveal how we distinguish real and fake laughter

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It was Victor Borge, the famous Danish comedian, to whom we can attribute the quote: “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people”. And he was right, laughter is universal in human cultures and plays a very important social function. A form of laughter is also seen in other social species such as chimpanzees and […]

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