articles tagged: neuroscience
if you can’t beat artificial intelligence, maybe you can join it
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if you can’t beat artificial intelligence, maybe you can join it

Elon Musk's startup is raising money to protect humanity from runaway adoption of artificial intelligence by merging our minds with machines. Here's how it could succeed.

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

milgram’s experiments get a modern reboot
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milgram’s experiments get a modern reboot

A modern twist on a classic experiment shows how we mentally disassociate from ourselves when carrying out orders.

why the iq police won’t come after you with a brain scanner
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why the iq police won’t come after you with a brain scanner

A new study showing that your through patterns are unique enough to be seen on a brain scan is being misinterpreted as a test run of an IQ detector.

why simulation is not emulation
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why simulation is not emulation

Tracking what's happening inside a biological system on a computer is not the same thing as recreating that system.

why we can’t bring you back from the dead with a computer
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why we can’t bring you back from the dead with a computer

A dive into the limitations of using an artificial neural network to reanimate yourself inside a computer.

why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis
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why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis

Raymond Tallis has a list of scathing criticisms aimed at physics and neurology. It would sure help his points if he knew what he was talking about...

kurzweil’s new theory of mind: better, still wrong
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kurzweil’s new theory of mind: better, still wrong

Kurzweil is starting to appreciate that he's been oversimplifying how the human brain works. But his latest iteration of a theory of mind still leaves much to be desired.

mind-controlled psychopaths, coming soon to a battlefield near you?
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mind-controlled psychopaths, coming soon to a battlefield near you?

Scientists found a way to temporary induce psychopathy in text subjects, and that has some mulling the darker applications of this technology.

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