Neuroscience is a broad scientific field that encompasses many different types of research. This research ranges from the microscopic level such as basic protein interactions, genes, and cells, to the… Read more
by Caitlin Goodpaster
Early this June, a viral story hit the internet—an engineer at Google had claimed an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot named LaMDA was conscious (Tiku, 2022). LaMDA, which… Read more
Artículo original: How Do We Know? The Value of Scientific Models Joel Frohlich
Traducido por Reyna Ediss, Dalí Jiménez, Mariangelina Martínez, Estefany Ochoa y Keya Vijapure.
El mes pasado, los… Read more
Artículo original: Optogenetics: An Illuminating Tool with a Bright Future , Jeff Olney
Traducido por Valia Gregory
Casi todo lo que hacemos requiere del cerebro de alguna manera. ¿Comer una… Read more
Magritte’s comments on our fascination with the unknown rings true not just in artistic surrealism, but also in many of our scientific research endeavors. The human mind is continually fascinated… Read more
In Isaac Asimov’s 1950 short story collection I, Robot, intelligent robots with positronic brains exist alongside humans. Unlike conventional computer hardware, the word positronic implies that electrical current is carried… Read more
Brain stimulation might sound like some Frankensteinian demonstration from a Victorian science fair. But in reality, it is a contemporary technique making a huge impact in neuroscience by addressing a… Read more
It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon. Professor Freeman is enjoying the Southern California weather on Professor Domino’s patio.
Domino: Will it be Coke or Pepsi, Dr. Freeman?
Freeman: That’s an easy… Read more
People like simplicity. Each decade, corporate logos grow progressively minimalistic, pop songs use ever simpler melodies, and visual art embraces simpler compositions, as Monet gives way to Picasso and Picasso… Read more
Each night, you place your head on your pillow, close your eyes, and, barring insomnia, you lose consciousness of the world around you, drifting into blissful oblivion. Eventually, you reawaken,… Read more
Some questions cannot be addressed by science. Like parallel universes, the consciousness of others is not something that can be directly observed, measured, or experienced. Rene Descartes famously said,
“I… Read more
Pictures are powerful tools for illustrating quantitative data and capturing public interest. Each year, NASA releases many beautiful images of Martian dunes and distant nebulae which help win public funding.… Read more