29th > March > 2014 Archive

3D printed skull

Dutch doctors replace woman's skull with 3D-printed plastic copy

Graphic video Doctors at the University Medical Center in Utrecht have saved a woman's life – by carrying out the first skull transplant using plastic parts built in a 3D printer.
Iain Thomson, 29 Mar 2014
"Image from the glassbrain project, neuroscapelab.com, UCSF

Watch your brain LIVE in 3D, then train your mind from inside it

GTC As we age, our brains' cognitive abilities decrease. No surprise there. But one team of researches has experimental proof of a therapeutic technique that can reverse that decline: video games.
Rik Myslewski, 29 Mar 2014
Jeff Hawkins

Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

Special report Jeff Hawkins has bet his reputation, fortune, and entire intellectual life on one idea: that he understands the brain well enough to create machines with an intelligence we recognize as our own.
Jack Clark, 29 Mar 2014