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Language Structure: The Apex of the Human Mind


As a cognitive scientist I study the way the human brain encodes concepts into linguistic forms during language production, and how it decodes concepts from linguistic forms during language comprehension. 2,048 more words


Direct brain-to-brain communication demonstrated in human subjects

September 6, 2014

In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in… 635 more words


DARPA Project Starts Building Human Memory Prosthetics

September 6, 2014

The first memory-enhancing devices could be implanted within four years

“They’re trying to do 20 years of research in 4 years,” says Michael Kahana in a tone that’s a mixture of excitement and disbelief.

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A Quiet Answer...

Tame the Tongue
 I can tolerate many challenges, and meet a number of frustrations without taking my eyes off of my goal.  However, if there is really one thing that just wears on me abrasively, it is when two people resort to screaming instead of talking problems out.  1,999 more words
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Transcranial direct current stimulation;

The research on transcranial direct current stimulation of the brain is fascinating. Given how easy it is to build the necessary equipment, there is a great temptation for self-experimentation. 67 more words


Making Scents of Fear

          "Don't smell of fear(??)!"

Many years ago, I had the pleasure to work as a research scientist in Germany.  I remember a profound discovery discussed in one of our lectures.  1,254 more words

Interesting Items

What is so special about the human brain?

August 6, 2014

The human brain is puzzling — it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. 27 more words

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