Researchers have found that mentally rehearsing information we want to remember isn’t just an act; it actually helps us retain memories by strengthening neural connections. But when working on a project that seems overwhelming, many of us intermittently seek distraction to rest our brains for a bit. Fortunately scientists at University College London have found that these distractions can actually improve our memory, not hinder it.
Researchers at the Neural Systems Laboratory at the University of Washington are believed to have created the first ever documented and approved human brain-to-brain communication. While it’s not exactly the superpower of telepathy we’ve all been dreaming of, it’s still pretty close.
Entrepreneur Tan Le seeks to add another lane with a neurofeedback headset called the Emotiv Insight: a second-generation, wearable wireless device that allow researchers and amateurs alike to monitor and improve their mental performance, not to mention mentally control electronic devices.