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Will neuroscientists ever be able to read our minds?

24/05/2017 Σχολιάστε

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Henri Le Sidaner (French, 1862–1939), Le quai vert, Bruges, c.1930s. Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 65.4 cm.via oldoils

Henri Le Sidaner (French, 1862–1939), Le quai vert, Bruges, c.1930s.

 

 

Neuroscientists have come far in improving our understanding of the human brain. But just how far can the science take us?

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Neuroscience v rocket science: which is biggest and best?

24/08/2016 3 Σχόλια

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Rainer Fetting (German, b. 1949), Pier to Manhattan, 1984. Oil on canvas, 265 x 214 cm.

Rainer Fetting (German, b. 1949), Pier to Manhattan, 1984

When people emphasise how complicated something is, they often compare it to either one or the other, but which one wins?

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Will You Ever Be Able to Upload Your Brain?

02/03/2016 Σχολιάστε

 

Credit Brandon Blommaert

By KENNETH D. MILLEROCT. 10, 2015

The New York Times

SOME hominid along the evolutionary path to humans was probably the first animal with the cognitive ability to understand that it would someday die. To be human is to cope with this knowledge. Many have been consoled by the religious promise of life beyond this world, but some have been seduced by the hope that they can escape death in this world. Such hopes, from Ponce de León’s quest to find a fountain of youth to the present voguefor cryogenic preservation, inevitably prove false.

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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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