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December 18, 2016
By Philip Ball
Are you real? What about me?
These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. 423 more words
Universal Grammar is the idea that humans have a core linguistic capacity genetically endowed within their brains. It (minimally) consists of a basic function that permits atomic constituents of language to be integrated together into structures, and for those larger structures to be integrated with other constituents, … 1,100 more words
September 24, 2016
Scientists at IBM have claimed a computational breakthrough after imitating large populations of neurons for the first time.
Neurons are electrically excitable cells that process and transmit information in our brains through electrical and chemical signals. 590 more words
June 28, 2016
Results from quantitative MRI and neuropsychological testing show unprecedented improvements in ten patients with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or its precursors following treatment with a programmatic and personalized therapy. 946 more words
June 28, 2016
Your brain has approximately 86 billion neurons joined together through some 100 trillion connections, giving rise to a complex biological machine capable of pulling off amazing feats. 684 more words
“Typically, if a book has one passage, one idea with the power to change a person’s life, that alone justifies reading it, rereading it, and finding room for it on one’s shelves. 4,898 more words