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Without recursion, language cannot exist

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


IBM is one step closer to mimicking the human brain

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

Computer Science

Pre and post testing show reversal of memory loss from Alzheimer's disease in 10 patients

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

Mind & Brain

Giant Artwork Reflects The Gorgeous Complexity of The Human Brain

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

Mind & Brain

What's The Meaning of All This? Viktor Frankl and Logotherapy

“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


The Brain vs Deep Learning Part I: Computational Complexity — Or Why the Singularity Is Nowhere Near

June 04, 2016

In this blog post I will delve into the brain and explain its basic information processing machinery and compare it to deep learning. 310 more words

Computer Science

Evolutionary Psychology Offers A Fresh Perspective On Depression

It must be incredibly difficult to imagine the maddening reality of living with a mental illness for someone who has never experienced it first hand. We all feel blue from time to time, but few ever experience the debilitating inability to feel joy, constant fatigue, and mind-numbing impediment of thought accompanied by major depressive disorder. 3,193 more words