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Virtual reality, the death of morality, and the perils of making the virtual ever more real

October 12, 2014

As the technology that underpins virtual reality develops and the experiences become increasingly more real, I’ve been pondering a particularly morbid thought: When will we have the first VR-induced death? 636 more words


Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

October 5, 2014

Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose “machinery.” Another surprise: There’s so much left to learn.

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Interactive Bionic Man, featuring 14 novel biotechnologies

September 21, 2014

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has launched the “NIBIB Bionic Man,” an interactive Web tool that showcases cutting-edge research in biotechnology. 64 more words


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. 2,050 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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