I might spend too much time thinking about how brains work. Less than some people, sure — everybody working on digital replication of human thought must devote more energy than I do to the topic, and they’re doing it in a more rigorous way — but for a dude with no professional connection to cognitive science or neurobiology or what-have-you, I spend an unreasonable amount of time obsessing over ’em. 1,471 more words
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Author | Justis Gyori
With a consistent influx of scientific discoveries, it becomes inevitable that a burst of technological breakthroughs would be upon us. And with these breakthroughs, change is brought to the forefront as the most influential of actions. 770 more words
Given the opportunity, would you take a test to determine your chances of developing cancer or a disease like Alzheimer’s disease?
Amy McGuire, Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, explores this question and moves beyond hypothetical questions in her TedMed talk. 69 more words