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Profiles in Science

15/02/2013 Σχολιάστε

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Introduction: The Human Brain

19/12/2012 Σχολιάστε

04 September 2006 by Helen PhilipsNew Scientist

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and perhaps the most remarkable. Start finding out how it works with our beginner’s guide

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Philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence

11/10/2012 Σχολιάστε

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AI is achievable, but it will take more than computer science and neuroscience to develop machines that think like people

To state that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the cosmos would be uncontroversial. The brain is the only kind of object capable of understanding that the cosmos is even there, or why there are infinitely many prime numbers, or that apples fall because of the curvature of space-time, or that obeying its own inborn instincts can be morally wrong, or that it itself exists. Nor are its unique abilities confined to such cerebral matters. The cold, physical fact is that it is the only kind of object that can propel itself into space and back without harm, or predict and prevent a meteor strike on itself, or cool objects to a billionth of a degree above absolute zero, or detect others of its kind across galactic distances.

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The brain… it makes you think. Doesn’t it?

28/08/2012 Σχολιάστε

Are we governed by unconscious processes? Neuroscience believes so – but isn’t the human condition more complicated than that? Two experts offer different views

David Eagleman and Raymond Tallis

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Does this 3lb of tissue govern our actions without our even knowing? Photograph: Phanie/Rex Features

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Top 10: Life’s greatest inventions

17/05/2012 Σχολιάστε
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Περισκόπιο επιστήμης

29/12/2011 Σχολιάστε
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Η επιστήμη μάς χαρίζει όλο και πιο νέα πεδία γνώσης, θέτει νέες προβληματισμούς, νέα ερωτήματα. Η επιστήμη δημιουργεί νέες κοσμοθεωρίες, εισάγει στον άνθρωπο σε πρωτόγνωρα μονοπάτια, οδηγεί την κοινωνία σε καινούργια φάση της ιστορίας. Κανείς μας δεν μπορεί να ερμηνεύει την πραγματικότητα χωρίς να παρακολουθεί τις επιστημονικές εξελίξεις. Αλλά η διαρκής ενασχόληση με την επιστημονική γνώση δεν είναι μόνο αδήριτη ανάγκη, είναι ομορφιά ζωής…

Επιμέλεια: Νίκου Τσούλια

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A brief history of the brain

30/09/2011 Σχολιάστε

image26 September 2011,
by David Robson
New Scientist

New Scientist tracks the evolution of our brain from its origin in ancient seas to its dramatic expansion in one ape – and asks why it is now shrinking

IT IS 30,000 years ago. A man enters a narrow cave in what is now the south of France. By the flickering light of a tallow lamp, he eases his way through to the furthest chamber. On one of the stone overhangs, he sketches in charcoal a picture of the head of a bison looming above a woman’s naked body.

In 1933, Pablo Picasso creates a strikingly similar image, called Minotaur Assaulting Girl.

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