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Multitasking by Brain Wave

New findings in rats show how we can take in new information while tapping prior knowledge

January 27, 2016 — Andrea Anderson

The Many Minds of Marvin Minsky (R.I.P.)

The late Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, was a paradoxical figure, who once said Freud was his favorite theorist of mind. 

January 26, 2016 — John Horgan

Why Boredom Is Anything but Boring

Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists

January 18, 2016 — Maggie Koerth-Baker and Nature magazine

Are Brains Bayesian?

Just because algorithms inspired by Bayes’ theorem can mimic human cognition doesn’t mean our brains employ similar algorithms. 

January 6, 2016 — John Horgan
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