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labelScience today2020.07.31.

Brain-Computer-Interfaces

Operating a computer only with your mind sounds like utopian science-fiction straight out of Elon Musks wildest dreams? Well, brain-computer-interfaces already exist and here’s the science and technology behind it: Click on our new infographic to learn about where BCIs can be applied and how they work!     References: Fetz, Eberhard E. (1969). Operant Conditioning ...

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labelScience today2020.07.10.

The History of Psychiatry [Infographic]

The field of psychiatry has evolved rapidly over the last centuries. From explanations like karma and demons to treatment like straitjackets and psychosurgery – no stone was left unturned. Only within the last 70 years psychopharmacology and brain scanning have revolutionized the field again, created some answers but opened up many more ...

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labelScience today2020.06.03.

Free will: to have, or not to have, that is the question

Quarter of a century. Makes a girl think…. Being born in a traditional, well-educated family came with certain social expectations, although I’ve always felt free to do whatever I wanted. Then, suddenly, in autumn last year I had a quarter-life crisis. I was worried that I’m running out of time to find the job I liked before I have to ...

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labelScience today2020.05.05.

Tech and Mental Health II: Treatment [Infographic]

The number of people suffering from mental disorders is increasing globally, while still being  stigmatised and facing a lack of treatment. In this second part of our mini-series on tech & mental health we want to show you how  technology is being used  to  improve the treatment of mental illnesses. We ...

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labelScience today2020.04.21.

Tech and Mental Health I: Diagnosis [Infographic]

We’re kicking off our mini-series on tech & mental health!In this Infographic we are exploring how Artificial Intelligence can be a useful tool in expanding our knowledge of mental illnesses. Machine Learning has been trending across disciplines in recent years and through its ability to detect patterns in data, AI can also lend a helping hand in diagnosing mental illness. Zoom ...

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labelScience today2020.03.31.

Inhale-Exhale-Meditate [Infographic]

Socially isolated? Anxious? Lonely? Activities like reading, running or even just enjoying a cup of tea can help ease our thoughts and understand our feelings. In the last 20 years, meditation and mindfulness have acquired much attention in the field of neuroscience, but how does meditation affect our brain? Just ...

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labelScience today2019.11.24.

Tripping for Treatment

Medical use/ abuseJimmy Hendrix’ trademark, apart from being a gifted musician, was a bandana around his head – rumour has it, it was to hold acid (LSD) tabs to his forehead, causing the drug to slowly absorb into his skin and travel further into his blood stream – while topless ...

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labelScience today2019.09.15.

Science-art is coming to Vienna I.

The Brainstorms teamed up with artists to present their projects at The Brainstorms Festival. Check out a short introduction about the first three! You will be able to visit all the mindblowing pieces on spot! See you there! Philipp Lammer- “EigenSkulptur” The work “EigenSkulptur” investigates the aesthetic mechanisms of a ...

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labelScience today2019.09.03.

How a urinal changed art for us

Table of contents: Art isn’t always beautiful nor is aesthetics: a contradiction? Aesthetics, Art and Beauty – a separation What Neuroaesthetics can do Criticism A hot topic – not just for scientists Art isn’t always beautiful nor is aesthetics: a contradiction? The year is 1917: The society of independent artists ...

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