In this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek;
Until the 1980s, scientists believed the brain interacted with limbs in a fairly rote, mechanical way: Certain neurons lit up when corresponding muscles moved. Schwartz was part of a Johns Hopkins University research team that found the brain was actually expressing an intentional behavior, like turning a doorknob, that he could read in the neuron’s electrical signals. “When you watch someone dancing … there’s a sort of beautiful coordination and precision and athleticism incorporated in the movement,” he says. “Those are the kinds of things we could find in this cortical activity.”
January is the worst month to try to change your life, according to data from StickK, one of several websites designed to help people achieve personal goals.
The Kauffman Foundation reports that very few VC firms deliver the outsized returns that investors expect from the asset class. Our chart from their data, in last week’s magazine, shows how dismal it is. The full report is here.
In other recent research, Kauffman shows that a widely cited number for how many jobs IPOs create is misleading.
Earlier this month in Bloomberg Businessweek, I wrote about venture capital firms from China that invest in American startups and help them do business on the mainland.
In this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek: a look at how one electronic health records company is using its data to get a broader understanding of public health trends.