Inside the Race to Build a Brain-Machine Interface—and Outpace Evolution. 6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries. McHugh's mania only got more pronounced.
He'd finish a painting and then have to start another, then follow that up with a poem, then maybe sculpt himself a little something, then write, then paint, then do it all the hell over again. The man who previously couldn't string two words together on a piece of paper began to fill notebooks with poems and make sculptures like they were going out of style. And like Michelangelo on speed, the dude used his own walls to paint murals on, covering every inch of his house with his art, floors and ceilings included. Via Wirralart.com"Honey, could you take the out the trash and -- You have GOT to stop this! " 6 Creepy Brainwashing Techniques You Can Use Today. You're standing in line at a Starbucks.
A busy-looking suit taps on your shoulder and asks, "Do you mind if I cut in front of you? " A week later, an identical-looking dude does the same thing, only this one says, "Do you mind if I cut in front of you, because I need to get my coffee? " Which one are you more likely to tell to fuck off? Mario Tama/Getty Images News/Getty Images"Well, I have two middle fingers, so ... " Artificial Stupidity. Artificial Stupidity by Ali Minai "My colleagues, they study artificial intelligence; me, I study natural stupidity.
" —Amos Tversky, (quoted in “The Undoing Project” by Michael Lewis). Not only is this quote by Tversky amusing, it also offers profound insight into the nature of intelligence – real and artificial. Most of us working on artificial intelligence (AI) take it for granted that the goal is to build machines that can reason better, integrate more data, and make more rational decisions. Why upgrading your brain could make you less human. Within the lifetimes of most children today, bioenhancement is likely to become a basic feature of human society.
Personalised pharmaceuticals will enable us to modify our bodies and minds in powerful and precise ways, with far fewer side-effects than today’s drugs. Most Theories of Consciousness Are Worse Than Wrong - The Atlantic. According to medieval medicine, laziness is caused by a build-up of phlegm in the body.
The reason? Holonomic brain theory - Wikipedia. The holonomic brain theory, developed by neuroscientist Karl Pribram initially in collaboration with physicist David Bohm, is a model of human cognition that describes the brain as a holographic storage network. Pribram suggests these processes involve electric oscillations in the brain's fine-fibered dendritic webs, which are different from the more commonly known action potentials involving axons and synapses. These oscillations are waves and create wave interference patterns in which memory is encoded naturally, and the waves may be analyzed by a Fourier transform. Gabor, Pribram and others noted the similarities between these brain processes and the storage of information in a hologram, which can also be analyzed with a Fourier transform. In a hologram, any part of the hologram with sufficient size contains the whole of the stored information.
Origins and development Theory overview The hologram and holonomy Recent studies Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured. A new UCLA study could change scientists' understanding of how the brain works -- and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders and for developing computers that "think" more like humans.
The research focused on the structure and function of dendrites, which are components of neurons, the nerve cells in the brain. Scientists rewrote the DNA of an entire species. Single-Cell Genomics Allows Identification of New Cell Types. How many types of cells are there in the human body?
Textbooks say a couple of hundred. But the true number is undoubtedly far larger. The Rise of Biohackers. Innovation is the Holy Grail for enterprises.
Yet the big innovative leaps tend to crouch in tiny garages and on kitchen tables at the hands of do-it-yourself (DIY) tinkerers rather than in business’ big-monied labs. That pattern in technological evolutionary pulses is still occurring today. These brave new hackers are carving our future on a shoestring and a prayer, just as innovative icons have done – from Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard (who began HP in a garage), to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (who hand-built the first Apple personal computer kit) to Bill Gates (who scored a demo meeting with a microcomputer manufacturer for software he hadn’t yet written for a computer he didn’t own).
This new breed of at-home, do-it-yourself innovators and entrepreneurs are called the biohackers, although some prefer to be called “biopunks” since the term “hackers” has gained a negative connotation. Birthing of the Biopunks So, what is biohacking, you ask? The Invisible Visible Biopunks. Biohacking. The-mammoth-cometh. Photo The first time Ben Novak saw a passenger pigeon, he fell to his knees and remained in that position, speechless, for 20 minutes.
He was 16. At 13, Novak vowed to devote his life to resurrecting extinct animals.