Tag: brain

Artificial Intelligence Unleashed on the Brain: Using Machine Learning to Predict Alzheimer’s

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson. This week, a novel computer algorithm tries to turn cross-sectional studies into longitudinal ones to give us new insights into neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The manuscript, appearing in the journal Brain, may be the birth of…

By Stanley Isaacs January 30, 2020 1

What babies teach us about perception

Babies can’t talk, but they sure are telling researchers at the University of Minnesota a lot about how the human brain develops. “It’s so fascinating to me, that you can take an infant, that can’t tell you anything, can’t tell you what they’re seeing or what they’re not seeing, and you’re able to manipulate stimuli…

By Stanley Isaacs December 20, 2019 14

Bill Clinton on Lifelong Learning

I think the most important thing that I have learned is that there’s more to learn. That we should — that we should all be hungry for a lifetime. I mean, for example, at my next birthday I’ll be 68. All the great scientific discoveries made by all the great geniuses were largely made when…

By Stanley Isaacs December 18, 2019 83