articles tagged: neurology
world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse

Dive into the shocking experiment that came eerily close to reanimating zombie pig brains and consider the exciting and terrifying consequences of the discovery it made.

synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer
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synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer

Far from being a high precision for computing your way through life, brains are messy and function more on recognition and guesswork, and understanding that is important for the future of medicine.

measuring our brains with the wrong ruler
# tech

measuring our brains with the wrong ruler

North Korea's computer-based insult towards South Korea's head of state was supposed to be meaningless but offensive nonsense. Too bad pop sci writers took the bait and tried to explain it anyway.

defining the limits of whole brain emulation
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defining the limits of whole brain emulation

The quest to create an accurate simulation of the brain continues. But what will be this project's most realistic outcome?

putting visual recognition software to the test
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putting visual recognition software to the test

Machine vision still has a long way to go before it can do something as simple as identify objects at a slight angle.

how evolution shapes brains and microchips
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how evolution shapes brains and microchips

Both brains and microchips try to find the most efficient way to conduct electrical signals. And that has a profound effect on how brains grow and evolve.

yet another spawn of quantum consciousness
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yet another spawn of quantum consciousness

Famed physicist Roger Penrose and an Arizona doctor are claiming that our brains are quantum computer in a white paper that will surely be seized by the woo faithful as proof of "quantum consciousness."

achieving transcendence with brain surgery
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achieving transcendence with brain surgery

A study of brain cancer patients in Italy shows the neural epicenters of spiritual experiences and religious belief.

taking a peek into the minds of evildoers
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taking a peek into the minds of evildoers

WeCU Technologies thinks it can read the minds of would-be terrorists , and they want to test their approach at airports. Unfortunately, their approach is unlikely to work.

transhumanists at h+ vs. a skeptical biologist
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transhumanists at h+ vs. a skeptical biologist

A biologist tried to give a neuroscience lesson to the utopian futurists at H+ and they did not take it well.

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