Meet Walter Pitts, the Homeless Genius Who Revolutionized Artificial Intelligence. Walter Pitts was used to being bullied.
He’d been born into a tough family in Prohibition-era Detroit, where his father, a boiler-maker, had no trouble raising his fists to get his way. The neighborhood boys weren’t much better. Your Brain Can’t Handle the Moon - Issue 19: Illusions. What is this new theory?”
The long-retired New York University cognitive psychologist, Lloyd Kaufman, asked me. We were sitting behind the wooden desk of his cozy home office. He had a stack of all his papers on the moon illusion, freshly printed, waiting for me on the adjacent futon. Why We Can't Grasp the Scale of Climate Change, Population Growth, or Societal Tipping Points. You don’t see it coming.
You probably couldn’t if you tried. The effects of large changes in scale are frequently beyond our powers of perception, even our imagination. Fooled By Your Own Brain - Issue 2: Uncertainty. Your powers of attention: fooled!
Attention is, by definition, limited. And that’s usually a good thing. If you’re searching for a lost earring on the floor, you want to ignore anything that’s not small and shiny. Fooled By Your Own Brain - Issue 2: Uncertainty. Mazviita Chirimuuta Tells Us How We Should Be Defining Color. Philosophers have a bad reputation for casting unwarranted doubt on established facts.
Little could be more certain than your belief that the cloudless sky, on a summer afternoon, is blue. Yet we may wonder in earnest, is it also blue for the birds who fly up there, who have different eyes from ours? 12 tversky. Emaps,cognitivecollages,andspatialmentalmodels. Why Do Oculus Rift and Other Virtual Reality Experiences Feel So Real? I am standing a few feet away from a conference table, about to test something called a “Holojam.”
The Mind & Consciousness. Memory. Sleep. Language & the Brain. Reading & the Brain. Interesting Books on the Brain & Mind. Neuroscience. Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything. Psychology Reference. Telling the Story of the Brain’s Cacophony of Competing Voices. Kaleidoscopic images reveal the colourful inner workings of the human brain. Colourful images of brain activity will go on show for the first time in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh this monthThe pictures consist of MRI scans, microscopic images and electrical monitoring resultsResearchers from Edinburgh created the exhibition to show the beauty of neurological disorders such as autismExhibition also highlights the advanced technologies used by scientists to image the brain and its cells in action By Sarah Griffiths Published: 16:15 GMT, 10 June 2014 | Updated: 17:44 GMT, 10 June 2014 The brain differences between the young and the old, people with autism, and even female mice have been revealed in a series of beautiful rainbow images.
The collection of pictures use a kaleidoscope of colours to highlight neurons, electrical connections between cells, and other brain activity, and will go on show for the first time in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh later this month. The brain has two main cell types - neurons and glia. Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation (Dec. 4. Dec. 4, 2013 With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
Neuroscientist_2007: Evolution of Cognitive Function via Redeployment of Brain Areas. The Humans With Super Human Vision. Why Eating When You’re Depressed Makes You Eat More. Diet-induced obesity promotes depressive-like behaviour that is associated with neural adaptations in brain reward circuitry. A Tiny Worm with a Mighty Scientific Impact. Your Gut Beats Your Brains in Shady Transactions. The Neuroscience of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I'd just assumed that most implants and augmentations were designs to deliberately not mesh well with the human body as a means to control the masses and exploit them for money.
Now Jensen never had problems with his implants, right? Why was that? Because he was both A) working for the company and B) was using high grade military and espionage equipment and that stuff probably doesn't have the defects built into them. These guys are greedy, but not stupid. Are musicians our external brains? Thats pretty hipster of you.
You should appreciate the fact that the people that are making the music you love are getting a nice paycheck. Are you just trolling me out of spite, now, or what? No - yours was the first comment (well at the top of the page) - and I felt the need to interject. I havent really worried about bands I like "selling out" (unless they completely overhaul their sound) since I was in high school. How do you really know what time is? This seems backwards: "Let's start with caffeine, which makes your internal clock go faster. If your brain normally stores 60 pulses for 60 seconds, your brain on caffeine stores 100 pulses. Two things happen as a result.
Infections of the mind: why anti-vaxxers just 'know' they're right. Anti-vaccination beliefs can cause real, substantive harm, as shown by the recent outbreak of measles in the US.