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The US Military Wants to Hack The Human Brain to Help Us Learn a Second Language Faster
To explore these possibilities, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has just awarded more than an estimated US$50 million in funding to eight teams looking into how electrical stimulation of the nervous system can help facilitate learning.
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Brain Stimulation Restores Memory During Lapses

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Brain Stimulation Restores Memory During Lapses
A team of neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown for the first time that electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain. That same stimulation generally becomes disruptive when electrical pulses arrive during periods of effective memory function.
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Immune cells unexpectedly help the heart keep its beat

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Immune cells unexpectedly help the heart keep its beat
A surprising new study suggests they are also essential for the heart to beat normally. That could make macrophages prime targets for treating conditions like arrhythmias, in which the heart beats erratically.
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