Posts in: neuroscience

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Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Mimicking the human brain will only hinder the pursuit of true artificial intelligence, says Facebook’s director of AI research.

By | Posted September 18, 2017

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

By | Posted June 7, 2017

Turning roundworms into flatworms

Turning roundworms into flatworms

A recent study on roundworms identified the hormone responsible for burning fat, marking the latest discovery in a convoluted, century-long search

By | Posted April 10, 2017

I f*****d up

I f*****d up

After you screw up, your brain slows down — and researchers are getting closer to understanding why

By | Posted August 8, 2016

human eye

Your eyes are subatomic particle detectors

How your body turns light into electricity, and then into images

By | Posted February 24, 2016

To eat fat or not to eat fat

To eat fat or not to eat fat

A new study shows high fat diet leads to obesity … and it might be all in your head

By | Posted October 5, 2015

Scientists have injury on the brain

Scientists have injury on the brain

Sample-stretching technique lets researchers study brain injuries using living tissue

By | Posted October 4, 2015

AUDIO: Minding our minds

AUDIO: Minding our minds

Why memory shouldn’t be a lost art

By | Posted May 12, 2015

Do animals have consciousness?

Do animals have consciousness?

The way scientists answer this animal consciousness question has a big effect not only on their research, but also your medicine cabinet

By | Posted March 6, 2015

A high-flying health concern

A high-flying health concern

Brain lesions observed in military pilots don’t appear to be a major risk, but researchers are studying preventative measures just in case

By | Posted November 20, 2014

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