Skip to content →

Tag: neuroscience

Now AI Can Turn Your Brain Waves into Text

Brain-machine interfaces have come a long way in the last decade. Now a group of computer scientists and neuroscientists from the University of San Francisco have taken things a step further. The researchers used two neural networks to decode their participant’s brain activity and determine what they were saying. What they achieved was real-time translation…

Leave a Comment

Making the Transition From Biological to Mechanical Mind

“I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” —Alan Turing If we can map the brain in all its fine detail and reproduce it on a computer, perhaps we can upload people. As data residing in the cloud, life could extend on forever, the world we experience could consist of any conception from within…

Leave a Comment

Molly Crockett on Our Susceptibility to Bullshit

We are not the logical, rational, thought-filled creatures we like to pretend we are. We are prone to misdirection, to being led up the garden path, to being taken for a ride. Molly Crockett, a neuroscientist focusing on judgment and morality. In her 2012 TED Talk she illustrates some of the “neuro-bunk,” a particular type pf…

Leave a Comment

Do Meditators Exist? What Neuroscience Has To Say

When Rene Descartes declared “I think therefore I am,” what type of thinking do you suppose he meant?  Marcus E. Raichle discovered the default mode network, and in 2005 showed that the human brain is intrinsically organized into dynamic, anti-correlated systems. The default mode is deactivated when we use the task positive network — which, unfortunately, is…

One Comment

3 Little Facts About Rhythm And Your Brain

Music as a whole consists of many facets: Pitch, Loudness, Harmony, Timbre, Rhythm… The thing is, rhythm is a whole different beast to those others, it pulls us in with it’s timely thuds, even without our approval. Rhythm is the seat of music … Before we even notice that it’s music, its rhythmic character gets…

Leave a Comment