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Human Brain Project Needs Artificial Brains to Understand Real Ones

31 October 2013 – 19:14 |

If neuroscientist Henry Markram had a dollar for every neuron he wants to map, he still wouldn’t have enough money.
As it happens, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) researcher has a billion …

Train of Thought Derailed: How an Accident Can Affect Your Brain

2 August 2013 – 11:06 |

My cousin Guillermo Cassinello Toscano was on the train that derailed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, last week when it went around a bend at twice the speed limit. Cassinello heard a loud vibration and …

Avatar’s gaze illuminates social brain

4 December 2009 – 15:00 |

They may seem a little unsettling but the staring eyes of this female avatar were designed to grab your gaze and hold it, and also to obligingly follow where you look. By performing these actions …

A Memorable Device

13 March 2009 – 09:00 |

It was over drinks at a local pub in the spring of 2006 that cognitive psychologist Martin Conway of the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom first told his colleague Chris Moulin about using …