‘Insomnia cap’ keeps brain cool for a better sleep

Insomnia

Keeping your head cool could help you sleep better.

Are you kept awake on hot, summer nights? There’s a simple cure – keep a cool head!  Insomnia is associated with increased metabolism in the brain’s frontal cortex, and the metabolism can be reduced by literally cooling that part of the brain, via regional cerebral hypothermia, according to research from the Sleep Neuroimaging Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

 

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Honda’s Human-To-Robot Brain Interface

Honda’s Human-To-Robot Brain Interface

 

If you’re one of the many fans of The Surrogates comic book (soon to be a Bruce Willis movie), then Honda’s new human-to-robot brain interface technology will be welcome news. The Honda Research Institute Japan, ATR and Shimadzu Corporation have come up with a non-invasive control mechanism called the Brain Machine Interface (BMI).

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