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Google patents robots with personalities in first step towards the singularity

April 27, 2015

Google has been awarded a patent for the ‘methods and systems for robot personality development’, a glimpse at a future where robots react based on data they mine from us and hopefully don’t unite and march on city hall. 255 more words


The Owner's Manual for the Brain

Everyday Applications from Mind-Brain Research By Pierce J. Howard PhD

This is an owner’s manual that you weren’t given at birth or afterwards to accompany your (theoretical) possession- your own brain. 270 more words


3 Things Psychopaths Can Teach You About Being A Happier Person

You’re a good person. Or at least you’re trying to be. Me too. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a thing or two from the bad guys. 876 more words


Zapping the Brain With Electricity Boosts People’s Creativity

British neuroscientists have claimed it can make people better at learning math. A team at Harvard has found promise for depression and chronic pain. Others are looking into using it to treat tinnitus and eating disorders and to speed up stroke recovery.

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"To Thine Ownself be true.."


This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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Interesting Items

Mind cloning: Imagining the brain at the 10 micron scale with subcellular resolution MRI

March 25, 2015

The brain’s connectivity matrix, or netlist if you will, is something that neuroscientists are still scratching their heads about. Some of them have already put their money where their mouth is and embarked on massive ‘connectome’ projects. 759 more words


How to Live Forever

March 03, 2015

Could technology help to make our minds last forever? Consider the following parable, about a very wealthy man I’ll call Nicolas Flamel. 1,441 more words